Light aircraft accidents happen almost every day somewhere in the world.  If you or a family member has been involved in a light aircraft accident, we may be able to help you make a No Win No Fee* claim for your injuries, or following the death of a loved one.

Our expert team of aviation lawyers have helped many clients to claim compensation following accidents involving a light aircraft, both in the UK and abroad including Republic of Ireland, Canada, Spain, France, Venezuela, Peru and Tanzania. Many light aircraft accidents happen in South America or Africa and often involve tourists on sightseeing or safari trips. We have the knowledge and experience to successfully navigate international law and help you achieve a positive result, no matter where in the world the accident took place.

Single engine flights are inherently riskier because if the engine fails, the aircraft will have to make an emergency landing. If an accident was caused by engine failure or any other fault with the aircraft, we may be able to help you make a compensation claim against the manufacturer.

Whatever the circumstances of your accident, whether you are claiming for yourself or on behalf of a loved one who has passed away, you can rest assured that we will get you the support you need quickly and compassionately.

For more information about making a claim after a light aircraft accident, contact us today.

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What If My Accident Happened Abroad?

Many light aircraft accidents happen on holidays abroad. Single engine aircraft are popular for sightseeing trips and journeys to remote destinations.

Unfortunately many of these vehicles are often old or poorly maintained, and the crew may not have the same level of experience and training expected here in the UK. These issues are particularly prevalent in Africa and South America where light aircraft are often used for safari holidays and sight-seeing trips.

We are an international law firm that has connections with leading firms around the world, and we’ve represented victims of air accidents in countries ranging from Afghanistan to Venezuela. Many of our lawyers are multilingual, and our specialist aviation team has the expertise needed to deal with the complex nature of international cases. With our expertise behind you, you can make your claim with confidence no matter where the incident took place.

The legal case following a light aircraft accident can be particularly challenging as the claim may need to be brought in a developing country, under their laws. The operator’s insurance coverage may also be very limited.  We’ll explore all options to ensure that your claim has the best chance of success, including seeking to make your claim in the UK or another more developed country where possible.

What If My Accident Was Caused By A Manufacturing Defect?

Light aircraft accidents are sometimes caused by defective aircraft components or flaws in the aircraft’s overall design and construction.

In these cases we may be able to help you make a claim against the manufacturer of the parts or the aircraft, as well as the operator running the fight.

Many aircraft and components are manufactured in the US. Even EU-manufactured aircraft can be constructed with 50% of their components supplied by US manufacturers. This means that we may be able to make a claim for you under US law regardless of where in the world your accident happened.

This can be particularly helpful if your accident has taken place in a developing nation as it can be easier to make a successful claim with the US’s more advanced product liability law. It also means that you might be able to get a much higher settlement because compensation settlements are often much higher in the US than elsewhere in the world – for example, a claim worth £12,000 in the UK could be worth $1 million in the US.

We have helped many clients to claim compensation through the US courts. By making a claim with us, you’re working with an experienced team that knows where best to make your claim and how to navigate the US legal system to get you the compensation you deserve.

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