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.

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