Helping the Injured in Tennessee Since 1977
Airplane Accidents There's No Substitute for Experience 

Nashville Airplane Accident Lawyer

Injured in an Aviation Accident? Our Firm Is Here to Help.

Airplane and helicopter accidents can happen for a variety of reasons; pilot error, air traffic controller mistakes, and dangerous weather conditions are three of the most common. Due to the complex nature of any plane crash, an immediate and thorough investigation is necessary to uncover the cause and identify the responsible parties.

At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, we understand aviation accidents.

Immediately upon taking your case, we will set our team of independent investigators to work—which will help us build a strong personal injury or wrongful death case. If your accident was caused by negligent maintenance, equipment failure, or human error, our firm will work tirelessly to see to it that all liable parties are held accountable.

Request your free initial consultation today by calling our aviation accident attorneys in Nashville: (615) 933-2893.

Common Causes of Helicopter & Airplane Accidents

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board found that more than 140 civil helicopter accidents occurred in 2008, causing almost 30 deaths. When they do not cause death, helicopter and airplane accidents often cause extensive, catastrophic injuries. The most common causes of aviation accidents include:

Operational Error

Operational error refers to human errors that cause the accident. This can include pilot error or mistakes made by traffic control. Examples of operational errors include, but are not limited to:

  • Flying while intoxicated
  • Failure to properly plan a flight
  • Inadequate training
  • Failure to operate the aircraft in adherence to guidelines

Electrical Malfunction

Electrical malfunction means any failure in the electrical setup of the helicopter or airplane that causes an accident. Because the aircraft requires energy and various circuits to work, it is important that the craft is properly maintained. Some common examples of electrical malfunctions include:

  • An electrical short
  • Inadequate testing of the design
  • Failure to check quality control
  • The electrical source malfunctions

Mechanical Malfunction

Mechanical malfunction occurs when a certain part of the helicopter or airplane malfunctions or fails to perform its intended function. This can happen at any point in the part’s lifespan. Common examples include:

  • Improper design
  • Poor maintenance
  • Improper use
  • Inadequate testing
  • Faulty manufacturing
  • Improper installation

If you or someone you love was injured in an airplane or helicopter accident, it is imperative that you act quickly. The aviation and insurance companies are probably already building their case. Allow our Nashville helicopter and airplane accident attorneys help you. We have over 100 years of collective legal experience and know how to handle all types of aviation accident cases. With our access to a nationwide network of investigators, we examine every detail.

Our attorneys have been recognized by organizations such as the Inner Circle of Advocates, have been included in the “Best Law Firms” list, and are AV Preeminent® rated. We do not rest until we have exhausted every avenue and angle to achieve our clients’ deserved outcome.

Handling Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases Since 1977

Since 1977, our firm's commitment has been to offer sound legal advice and powerful representation to injured clients and family members of fatal accident victims in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and throughout the region. If you are the victim of a plane crash or you’ve lost a loved one in an aviation accident, our team of legal professionals will go to work immediately to protect your rights to compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death action.

Act Quickly After an Airplane or Helicopter Accident

The official FAA investigation and insurance company inquiry may already have begun. The sooner we are able to take your case, the sooner we can ensure that your interests are represented. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer knowledgeable about aviation accidents, call Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
  • Personal Injury - Erin Andrews Lawsuit Against Hotel $55 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 62 Year Old Woman $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Largest Verdict in Weakley County History $15.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - Davidson County $6.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death of 22 Month Old $5 Million
  • Medical Malpractice - 24 Year Old College Student $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death - Tractor-Trailer Wreck $3.25 Million
  • Wrongful Death - 16 Year Old Boy $3 Million
  • Auto Accident - Rutherford County $3 Million
  • Wrongful Death & Personal Injury - Auto Accident $2.9 Million
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Client Testimonials

Helping the Injured Obtain Justice
  • We are very grateful.

    “What Mr. Clayton achieved on account of conquering numerous hurdles was beyond remarkable and we are very grateful.”

    - E.I.
  • In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support.

    “Thank you Randy, Jennifer, and Cynthia so much for not only helping me get through what has been the hardest time of my life, but for always providing grace, trust, and a sense of comfort for what ...”

    - T.H.
  • They showed compassion and grit in a professional manner like no other law firm.

    “I would like to thank the law firm of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge for helping me and my family in our time of need. If any of our friends in Clarksville need help in a legal way, this is the firm to call in Nashville.”

    - P.L. & L.W.
  • Great staff.

    “I had the pleasure of working with a few different KCB lawyers after a personal injury. The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to me, as it ...”

    - J.
  • 100% Best Lawyers Around

    “You have all been so kind and loving to our family! We appreciate all the hard work and dedication you all put in for our case.”

    - J.S.
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Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993), Daniel Clayton (since 2010), Mark Beveridge (since 2011), Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017), and Jennifer Eberle (2022) have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorneys Randall Kinnard and Daniel Clayton are members of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • American College of<br>Trial Lawyers
    American College of
    Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard & Daniel Clayton are members of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard and Daniel Clayton have been voted to the list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Primerus
    Primerus

    The firm is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms – a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms committed to professional excellence.

  • Daniel Clayton - Personal Injury
    Daniel Clayton - Personal Injury

    Attorney Daniel Clayton was named as “Lawyer of the Year” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN

  • Mark Beveridge - Product Liability
    Mark Beveridge - Product Liability

    Attorney Mark Beveridge was named as "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN.

  • Daniel Clayton - Medical Malpractice
    Daniel Clayton - Medical Malpractice

    Attorney Daniel Clayton was named "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Daniel Clayton - Medical Malpractice
    Daniel Clayton - Medical Malpractice

    Attorney Daniel Clayton was named a "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in the area of Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN

  • Mark Beveridge - Medical Malpractice
    Mark Beveridge - Medical Malpractice

    Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs.

  • Mark Beveridge - Personal Injury
    Mark Beveridge - Personal Injury

    Attorney Mark Beveridge has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers in Personal Injury Litigation.

  • Daniel Clayton - Product Liability
    Daniel Clayton - Product Liability

    Attorney Daniel Clayton was named a 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Nashville, TN

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Randall Kinnard, Daniel Clayton, and Mark Beveridge have been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard, Daniel Clayton, Mark Beveridge, and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • Best of the Bar
    Best of the Bar

    Randall Kinnard, Daniel Clayton and Mark Beveridge have been named as 2020 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.

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Why Choose Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge?

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

Get in Touch Today

Request a Free Consultation

To schedule a detailed consultation with one of our Nashville personal injury lawyers about medical malpractice, a catastrophic accident, or wrongful death, contact our office today. Let us put our team of respected legal professionals, independent investigators, and medical experts to work on your case immediately.

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