Airplane and helicopter crashes expose passengers and pilots to high-risk situations.

Serious injuries or sometimes even death has occurred when even the smallest mechanical or operator error. If you or someone you love has been involved in an airplane or helicopter accident caused by another party’s negligent actions. You may be able to take legal action. The experienced Houston aviation lawyers of Williams Hart & Boundas understand what you are going through and are prepared to explain your legal options. Contact our offices here to speak to a compassionate attorney today.

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An aviation accident case can be much more complicated compared to other personal injury claims. It often requires a high level of knowledge of the aviation industry as well as the law. When injured and overwhelmed with unexpected expenses or the loss of a loved one. The last thing on your mind should be learning how to handle a legal proceeding in an unknown industry. An experienced aviation lawyer from Williams Hart & Boundas will handle all the legal details in your claim. Thus, you can put your time and energy towards what matters most, which is recovering from your injuries or loss.

Aviation law is a unique combination of federal laws that govern the conduct of the airlines as well as tort law. To have the best chances for success with your aviation accident claim. You need to get the help of an attorney who has direct experience in these areas. Williams Hart & Boundas has a team of aviation attorneys in our Houston office who have worked with many clients involved in aviation accidents. They have brought these cases to trial and have successfully won them on behalf of our clients. We know the law, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other damages.

In addition to dealing with the particular set of laws that apply to aviation accident cases, these claims may also require a fair amount of investigation and expert testimony. An independent investigation and expert testimony can give your claim the detailed support you need to have your case prevail. We will find the proper investigators, find reliable expert witnesses, and fund these expensive endeavors.

In summary, when you work with an aviation attorney at Williams Hart & Boundas, we take care of these details for you. We have an expansive network of qualified aviation experts that we consult with in cases like these. Moreover, we cover the upfront costs of using these resources, and you pay nothing unless we win your claim.


Some of the most common causes of plane and helicopter crashes include:

  • Air Traffic Controller Error
  • Negligence by the Airline
  • Airplane or Helicopter Pilot Error
  • Pilot Intoxication
  • Helicopter or Airplane Defects and Malfunction
  • Runway Problems
  • Mechanical Error

Cases involving airplane and helicopter crashes are complex. It requires the experience of a trusted attorney to hold the negligent party responsible for the pain they have inflicted upon you and your family. One of the most essential aspects of your claim will be identifying the at-fault party. Aviation accidents are complex, and there are many possible liable parties, including:

  • Pilots
  • Air traffic control staff
  • The airline
  • The manufacturer of the plane or helicopter
  • The owner of the plane or helicopter
  • Aviation component manufacturers
  • Aircraft maintenance service companies 

It is possible that multiple parties may be considered at-fault in your claim. A lawyer from Williams Hart & Boundas will be able to investigate your case in order to identify all the possible liable parties and hold them accountable.


At Williams Hart & Boundas law firm, we can help injury victims from any type of aviation accident get the compensation you deserve. We regularly handle cases involving:

Helicopter Accidents

Helicopter accidents are commonplace in Texas. Helicopters are used as transportation for the oil and gas industry as well as for regional transit. The most common reason for these crashes is often due to mechanical failures and pilot error.

Light Aircraft Accidents

Recreational aviation is on the rise throughout the United States. At the same time, we’ve seen an increasing number of accidents involving light aircraft. Due to their lower airspeed, Light Aircraft accidents’ survival rates are much higher than other aircraft. But, mechanical defects in overused recreational aircraft are most likely to be blamed for these accidents.

Corporate Aircraft Accidents

If you have sustained injuries onboard a corporate aircraft. We can help you with your claim. In fact, we ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Commercial Aircraft Accidents

Have you or a loved one been injured as a result of a serious crash, a loss of cabin pressure, or another type of incident that caused injuries? We can help with your claim​.

​Victims of airplane and helicopter crashes may experience serious physical injuries. In addition to this, they suffer emotional and psychological damage as well. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover compensation for a variety of expenses. For example, this compensation could be used to pay for your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, disability, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.

If your loved one was in an aircraft accident; and did not survive. You might be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Of course, the exact amount of compensation you may receive will vary depending on the details of your accident.


When you choose Williams Hart & Boundas Law Firm, you have a team of compassionate attorneys to represent your case. We have dedicated our lifelong practice of the law to helping accident victims get relief from their injuries. You are entitled to just compensation for the injuries you have received. Allow our experienced aviation attorneys to work with you as we fight for your rights.​

At Williams Hart & Boundas, we do everything in our power to go above and beyond your expectations. In addition to this, we have decades of experience providing support to injured clients and their families.

When you choose Williams Hart & Boundas Law Firm, you will join thousands of satisfied clients who have recovered billions of dollars. We also have an excellent success rate in taking cases to trial. Our success rate with settlements and at trial is why we are among the best in legal reviews, such as Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Avvo. We are also highly ranked by other lawyers in Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rated listing for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.

John Eddie Williams

John Eddie Williams, Jr.
Managing Partner

John Eddie Williams has owned and operated a Jet for more than 20 years. He is a trained and licensed pilot. He has extensive expertise in Aviation and Injury Law.

As a nationally recognized team of personal injury attorneys, Williams Hart & Boundas has the skill and dedication to to get justice.

​We have recovered billions for our clients who were injured through no fault of their own, and we can do the same for you.

​We pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a helicopter or airplane crash, contact our office.