Aviation Law and Litigation

Since the early years of commercial aviation Vandeveer Garzia has been actively involved in Aviation Litigation representing many of the major air carriers in air crash litigation.  We were one of the first law firms in Michigan to specialize in Aviation Litigation.  Our attorneys were actively involved in Multi-District Litigation including the crash in Chicago of the United Airlines jet and the Detroit litigation arising out of the crash of Northwest Flight 255. 

Recently, we were actively involved in twenty-nine wrongful death claims arising out of the crash of Comair Flight 3272 near Detroit.  Through Multi-District Litigation and the assistance of United States District Court Judge John Feikens all twenty-nine lawsuits were resolved by trial or settlement within four years of the accident.

We are experienced in handling mass tort claims arising out of air crash disasters and multi-district litigation in the federal court system.  In addition to representing large commercial air carriers, our law firm has represented owners and pilots of small private aircraft, fixed base operators and component part manufacturers.  With the assistance of our construction attorneys we have also represented owners, design professionals and contractors in disputes and litigation related to the design and construction of airport facilities.

Vandeveer Garzia has the skill and resources to handle complex litigation involving aviation personal injury and property damage claims.