In 2012, 560 people died in aviation accidents in the USA.  These deaths were preventable. While air travel may be the fastest means of traveling long distances, it is also the scariest. When airplanes have accidents, they are catastrophic. When a person or a relative is a victim of an airplane accident, it is essential to hire an expert and trusted New York airplane accident lawyer to fight for justice and proper compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an aircraft accident, call one of the Aviation and Airplane Accident Lawyers at Sonin & Genis. We are proud that one of our verdicts in a personal injury case was written up as one of the top jury verdicts of the year in the National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, New York Magazine, and ALM Verdictsearch.

Imagine the horror of knowing you are in an aircraft, powerless to do anything, knowing you are hurtling towards almost certain death – imagine the mental, emotional and psychological pre-impact terror, shock and fright, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

And what of the loss to the family of a parent, spouse, sibling or child? The loss of nurture, guidance, care, services, emotional and financial support to the surviving family members. What are the many roles that each of us plays in the lives of our family – breadwinner, homemaker, cook, cleaner, guidance counselor, therapist, coach, chauffer, personal shopper, life advisor, financial advisor and so much more?  How will a family replace all of that, and how will a jury fairly compensate a family for such a tragic loss?

It is our duty to see that the victim and their family are fully compensated for all aspects of all harms and losses suffered, including medical bills, funeral bills, the pain and suffering caused by the accident, and the lost wages, benefits, pension and inheritance.

Our dedicated law team has a vision beyond financial recovery; we care for our client and help the victim or survivors to obtain the best medical experts who can assist them throughout their physical and psychological recovery.


Most airplane accidents occur on the runway during flight takeoff or landing, but some take place mid-flight.  At Sonin & Genis, our New York airplane accident lawyers have experience with a wide array of aviation accidents. We deal with death and serious injuries caused by:

  • Negligent maintenance of aircraft
  • Negligent operation of aircraft
  • Defective manufacture, design or installation of parts/equipment
  • Malfunctioning, faulty, or defective equipment
  • negligent Tower or air traffic control
  • Loss of fuel or fuel tank explosions
  • Mechanical errors
  • Electrical failure
  • Ground crashes and runway accidents
  • Negligence on the part of pilots, airlines, fueling operations, or ground crews

Many innocent individuals become victims in tragic airplane accidents. The mission of the New York airplane accident attorneys at Sonin & Genis is to prove how such accidents could have been averted had the aircraft companies followed all applicable laws and proper safety procedures and practices safety, and to obtain full compensation for the surviving families.

By holding the parties responsible for the accident accountable you are not just receiving proper compensation for harms suffered, you are making airports and airways safer for everyone.

Sonin & Genis’ expert New York airplane accident lawyers have years of experience dealing with the aftermath of aviation accidents. We treat victims and their families with compassion, while tirelessly and aggressively pursuing the responsible parties.


Our law firm is capable of handling all kinds of aviation crash cases, from those involving large commercial jets to single passenger planes. Our team of New York and Bronx personal injury attorneys has the experience to pinpoint who or what was the cause of the accident.

Sonin & Genis’ New York airplane accident lawyers are known for their ability to take tough cases to trial and emerge victorious. Known as the “go-to lawyers,” many of our cases are referred from other attorneys who trust us to win proper compensation in even the most difficult cases.

Our New York airplane accident lawyers examine the accident on our client’s behalf and find the facts to help our clients. We gather all evidence possible, including federal NTSB investigations, the “black box”, airline records, weather records, police records, records of product recalls, records of prior malfunctions and lawsuits, and skillfully use all evidence, fighting with all our might to ensure the rights of the victim and their families are honored fully.

You need a lawyer that understands and knows the aeronautics, engineering, medicine and biomechanics of injury and is able to educate and teach a jury what went wrong, how it happened, the significance and permanent consequences of these harms and losses, so that a fair jury can provide the helps and fixes that justice requires. You need a lawyer that has the knowledge and ability to successfully cross-examine the stable of defense doctors and litigation experts that the insurance companies routinely rely on to deny liability, causation and damages to deprive injured people their fair compensation.

We have an excellent medical, forensic and engineering reference library.  We read and research medical and other journals regularly.  Our lawyers have taught Continuing Legal Education Classes and published articles on handling these types of cases and these issues.  Our knowledge, hard work and skill have enabled us to win many significant verdicts on behalf of our clients.

The personal injury attorneys at Sonin & Genis understand how complicated airplane and airport accidents can be and do our best to reach the bottom of each and every airplane accident case that we handle. Many aviation accidents are caused by technical problems and our team of experts is committed to thorough investigation, evaluate all relevant issues, from pilot error to weather issues, complex human factors, air traffic control problems, and more. We take all steps possible to build an impeccable case and win a successful settlement.

We take the same exhaustive approach is presenting the harms and losses. We present qualified expert witnesses and economists to assist jurors in weighing and calculating all the damages suffered.

At Sonin & Genis, we know that you have more important things to worry about than getting records and preparing and filing legal documents, so we take of everything so that you can focus on taking care of your family, so call the experienced New York aviation and airplane accident lawyers at Sonin & Genis.

There are short Statutes of Limitations within which to commence a lawsuit to protect your rights, so it is important to act quickly!

Known as “the heavy hitters with heart,” the New York airplane accident lawyers at Sonin & Genis are trusted by victims and feared by their opponents. Call Sonin & Genis (718-561-4444) to speak to an expert injury attorney today.