Statistically speaking, plane travel is safer than other modes of transportation. However, when an aviation accident does occur, it’s usually more catastrophic. Because of their multilayered nature, often involving a mix of state, federal, and international law, it is crucial to hire a smart and experienced aviation lawyer to represent your interests in court.
Aviation accidents span multiple types of aircraft. Such accidents include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Commercial airline crashes
- Small plane crashes
- Helicopter crashes
- Air ambulance crashes
- Crop duster crashes
- Airport accidents
- Injuries occurring while passengers board and disembark
- Injuries resulting from mechanical failure or malfunctioning safety features
- And others
Depending on where the airplane crashed and the circumstances of the accident, different laws apply. A multitude of parties can be found responsible for a crash: agencies, airline personnel, passengers, maintenance crews, air-traffic controllers, and manufacturers can be charged with varying degrees of responsibility. Was it a pilot’s error, a mechanic’s error, a manufacturing defect, negligence of an air traffic controller or neglect by airport authorities?
Aviation is a highly regulated enterprise. To get to the bottom of the causes of an airplane crash, a detailed investigation is an important first step.
Whether you were seriously injured or a family member was catastrophically injured or killed in an aviation accident, contact us to review your case. The sooner you call, the better in order to maximize the effectiveness of a thorough investigation.