Experienced Law Firm Specializing in Airline and Aviation Claims

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Our attorneys have been handing aviation claims since 1994. We have been involved in claims for passengers against numerous airlines, as well as handling aviation crashes of passenger jet aircraft, business jets, small aircraft, and helicopters.

Airports are high-traffic, high-stress locations. They bring together thousands of people who have to navigate the issues of ticketing, security, and a maze of jetways to find the gate where their aircraft departs or arrives.

Passengers are tired, stressed about connections, and are weighed down with luggage and demanding itineraries.

For more than twenty-seven years, the attorneys at Sorrels Law have been handling claims and disputes that occur at airports, in jetways, on airplanes, and during domestic and international airline flights.  We have also handled numerous general aviation, small aircraft, business jet, and helicopter crashes.

Our attorneys know the federal laws that govern the conduct of the airlines, and the regulations that apply to every aircraft, large and small.  If you need someone who knows how the airlines operate, and the interrelationship between the airport owner/manager, the airline and the contractors who service the airport and airlines, then call Sorrels Law.

Airport Slip & Falls

As thousands of passengers traverse the airport, drink and food spills happen.  When a slip and fall occurs, the passenger blames the airline that they were traveling on.  But more often than not, its either a contractor (a janitorial service), a food court developer, or the airport itself who may be responsible for the clean up.  Sorrels Law has dealt with, enforced and defended numerous indemnity claims arising from passenger slip and fall claims at the airport.  If you need assistance in asserting, or interpreting, your rights in this situation, call us.  We have the experience that can help you.

The Air Carrier Access Act requires airports and airlines to provide assistance to passengers who request assistance due to age, infirmity, illness, injury, or disability.

Airlines typically contract with another company to provide this service.  The duty to provide wheelchair service includes assistance to and from key areas such as ticketing and baggage, as well as assistance between the jetways of connecting flights.

The Air Carrier Access Act provides the regulations and requirements for wheelchair assistance at an airport. The attorneys at Sorrels Law have written papers and given presentations at conferences on the ins and outs of the Act.

Wheel Chair Assistance

Boarding and Deplaning Claims

When a passenger goes to the airport, they may board an aircraft by walking down a jetway, or they may board an aircraft by walking out to the regional jet and climbing up the stairs.  Both jetways and stairways can prove difficult for passengers to navigate, and often passengers fall resulting in claims.  Sorrels Law has been at the heart of numerous claims arising from boarding and deplaning aircraft.

Overhead bins also prove especially difficult for passengers.  Airlines provide overhead bins for storing carry-on items, and advise passengers on the number, size and weight of these carry-ons.  However, passengers often avoid following these rules.  As a result on-board storage of luggage, and loading of overhead bins, result in claims.  We have handled these claims numerous times and know what they require.

Overhead Bins

Helicopter Incidents

According to a study of “Helicopter Crashes Related to Oil & Gas Operations in the Gulf of Mexico” an average of 8.2 helicopter crashes occurred per year in the Gulf of Mexico alone in between the years 2000 and 2009.  These crashes resulted in 139 fatalities, of which 98 were passengers.

The NTSB and the FAA require constant inspections and preventative maintenance.  Yet, mechanical issues were cited as a factor in almost forty percent of the crashes, and in several instances flotation devices and safety equipment did not perform as they should.

Sorrels Law’s attorneys have been involved in numerous claims involving helicopter incidents as they land on platforms and operate in this saltwater environment.

Our Lawyers Can Help With Aviation Accident Claims

Firm attorney Tom Stilwell possesses the experience you can count on.  Tom is highly competitive and brings relentless preparation and aggressive strategies to every case.  In the first half of his career, Tom handled high-stakes personal injury and business litigation for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as a partner in three national law firms.  This invaluable experience taught him how to create convincing themes that shape the outcome of the trial.

Tom is well known in the aviation arena.  In the past, Tom represented multiple airlines and aviation manufacturers in state and federal lawsuits.  Now, Tom uses his experience to assist passengers and claimants in claims against airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and maintenance companies.  Tom has spoken at airline conferences, taught at legal aviation seminars, and published articles on the Air Carrier Access Act, the Montreal Treaty, the Warsaw Convention, and the impact of federal regulation on claims.

Tom has successfully handled wheelchair injuries, turbulence claims, overhead bin cases, electric cart impacts, and boarding/deplaning incidents.  He’s also been involved in multiple helicopter crashes and aircraft crashes throughout his career.

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Sorrels Law Will Take Your Case to Court

The lawyers at Sorrels Law have handled individual cases involving less than $5000 and obtaining awards of nearly $300 million.  Our lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the Sorrels Law clients because they are willing to take each and every case to court.  You should hire a lawyer who is ready, willing and able to go to court and present your case to a jury.  Firm Attorney Randy Sorrels has consistently been named one of the Top 100 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers magazine.  There are over 106,000 lawyers and this puts Sorrels in the top .0001 percent of Texas lawyers.  We encourage you to compare our credentials to all other lawyers across the nation.

Joint Venture Opportunities

If you are a lawyer and want to joint venture a case with our firm, we pay referral fees in accordance and as allowed by the State Bar of Texas rules. We routinely work alongside some of the best lawyers in the state to help bring about the maximum recovery on behalf of the client. If you are a client and currently have a lawyer, please understand we do not want you to change lawyers. We want to add to your team of lawyers – and at no extra cost to you. We are willing to talk with and work with your current lawyers to help you obtain all of the compensation the law entitles you to recover. You are our primary concern.

Contact Sorrels Law For a Free Consultation

The lawyers at Sorrels Law put you first.  You can call us anytime for a free consultation and speak personally with a lawyer.  We will share with you our experience without asking you to hire us.  Your initial consultation is free.  You will not be charged a retainer or receive a bill.  We will not pressure you to sign anything. Instead you will find a staff of dedicated, caring professionals that will speak with you right away.  More importantly, if you honor us to be your lawyer, we will answer your phone calls, your questions, and return any messages you leave.  Many law firms won’t do this, but the lawyers at Sorrels Law are committed to this level of service.

Location:

5300 Memorial Dr. Suite 270
Houston, TX 77007