Airplane Crash Lawyer


Prior to pursuing a career as an attorney, Raymond E. Areshenko served in the U.S. Army. During his military service, he piloted Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters through multiple combat tours and was an Aviation Executive Officer. Mr. Areshenko holds a private pilot license and a commercial rotary wing license.

airplane crashThrough his aviation background, Mr. Areshenko understands the safety expectations, sequence of action, and other factors that go into the safe operation of aircraft. As a result, REA Law is a leading resource for accident lawsuits involving planes and other aircraft.

If you or a loved one was hurt in an airplane accident, call 775-300-7594 for a complimentary case consultation. REA Law serves clients in and around Reno - Sparks and throughout Nevada.  REA Law also has offices in Sacramento servicing the greater Northern California area.  For cases in California, call 916-800-6090.

Is Air Travel Safe?

You have likely heard that flying is the safest means of traveling. Statistically, this is true. According to the National Safety Council, the odds of dying in an aircraft accident are nearly 1 in 10,000 (compared to the odds of death in an auto accident, which are 1 in 114).

However, the statistics on safety are undercut by two factors:

  1. The number of factors that have to proceed correctly to avoid an accident, from the operation of mechanical components to human activity
  2. The awful outcomes when airplane accidents do occur

As the home of two airports, plane travel is nothing new to Reno. In the majority of cases, planes in our community take off and land without incident. However, when the worst happens, you need an experienced law firm like REA Law to help with your accident case.

What Causes Aviation Accidents?

Airplane safety starts on the ground. Mechanics and members of the ground crew are responsible for ensuring that the aircraft is maintained. Likewise, pilots and the flight crew perform extensive safety checks before taking to the skies.

During flight, pilots are responsible for monitoring the performance of the plane and making adjustments based on weather conditions, air traffic, and other factors. Air traffic controllers monitor flights and radio directions and updates to the pilots.

Safe air travel depends on each of these individuals doing their jobs. Failure to do so could result in an airplane accidents resulting from:

  • Pilot error
  • Failure to identify problems and maintain the aircraft, resulting in mechanical or equipment malfunctions
  • Collisions with other aircraft in mid-air
  • Failure to mitigate for adverse weather conditions, such as by de-icing the plane

Whether it’s a small private plane or a commercial airliner, negligence can lead to disaster. In general, an airplane crash is caused by a combination of these factors, rather than just one in isolation.

aviation officer Areshenko in the cockpit of a U.S. Army black hawk helicopterAttorney Raymond E. Areshenko has the skill and experience to handle personal injury claims stemming from airplane accidents. He can also act on your behalf if you lost a loved one in an air disaster.

Why Contact REA Law for an Airplane Accident Claim?

Aircraft lawsuits generally name multiple defendants, including the airline, manufacturers of the plane and its parts, and more. This, combined with the extensive regulations put in place by the federal government and massive investigations conducted by government agencies, makes airplane accident claims extremely complicated.

If you’re pursuing an injury or wrongful death claim after a plane crash, Mr. Areshenko will put his full experience in aviation to work for you. You may be entitled to significant compensation, but it is crucial to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Start building your case by calling 775-300-7594 (NV) or 916-800-6090 (CA) for a free consultation with REA Law. We serve clients in and around Reno - Sparks and throughout Nevada.  REA Law also has offices in Sacramento servicing California.