Helmsing Leach has successfully handled aviation lawsuits of all types, including in some of the nation’s most challenging litigation venues, and has also assisted aviation industry clients with a variety of transactions and other business matters. Our aviation litigators have dealt with cases ranging from minor lost-baggage claims to major lawsuits where we defended aircraft and component part manufacturers against claims arising from accidents that resulted in deaths, catastrophic injuries and substantial property damage. We have also defended fixed-base operators and commercial airlines against allegations of negligent aircraft repairs and servicing, and claims concerning airport ground services and operations. The firm has represented numerous aerial applicators in personal injury and property damage claims from overspray, chemical drift and pilot error. In addition, we have prosecuted and defended subrogation and indemnity claims in aviation insurance coverage disputes. On the business side, our representations have included assisting fixed-base operators and owners in negotiations involving lease and franchise issues.