For more than four decades, Raynes McCarty has been called upon to represent clients in the United States and around the world who were injured in airplane and aircraft crashes.

For each client’s case we assemble a team that draws on our wealth of experience, including Chuck Hehmeyer providing his practical perspective as a licensed pilot, Marty Brigham analyzing product failure, and Stephen Raynes addressing the legal issues of regulatory compliance and preemption.

We at Raynes McCarty have guided clients and their cases through the complexities of multi-district and international aviation law including questions such as: where can the claim be brought? Who can be held accountable? What country’s laws for damages apply? Who will tax my recovery? Raynes McCarty lawyers have been called upon by families who have lost loved ones in private planes, on commuter runs, and on overseas flights, including in Africa, the Indian Ocean, Spain, Scotland, and Canada. With a number of our attorneys being Fellows of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, we have access to an entire network of some of the most respected trial lawyers around the world.

Significant Cases

Confidential Multimillion Dollar Recovery for Kenyan Air Crash

Four Pennsylvanians on a trip to Kenya, Africa, died when the aircraft they were traveling in failed to climb over a mountain range and crashed, killing all on board.

Sixteen Confidential Settlements for Sikorsky S-92 Crash off the Coast of Newfoundland

sixteen workers were being flown on a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to oil platforms stationed off the coast of Newfoundland. A titanium bolt cracked, releasing all of the oil in the gear box, causing the transmission to seize, and the helicopter to plummet into the frigid north Atlantic.

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