Airplane and Aviation Accidents
The FAA expects air travel to double in the next 20 years. With so many more people taking to the skies, and more planes in the air, it is likely that there will be more accidents. For the most part, flying is a safe means of transportation, but, understandably, when accidents happen the result is often catastrophic with fatalities occurring. Additionally, we do not always hear about less serious accidents in smaller, private aircraft because many of these events are unreported.
Whether you are flying in a commercial jet, a small private plane or on a helicopter, you are putting your trust in the airline, pilots, flight crew, mechanics and air traffic controllers to keep you safe until you land at your destination. If you or someone you love has been harmed or suffered a wrongful death in an aviation accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or loss. A skilled aviation accident attorney from our firm will fight to recover the full damages that your case merits.
Common Causes of Aviation Accidents
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) are the organizations whose responsibility is to investigate aviation accidents and monitor air transportation. Some of the most common causes of aviation accidents are due to disregard for FAA and NTSB regulations and guidelines. Other causes include:
Pilot or flight crew mistakes
Hazardous material aboard the aircraft
Structural design defects
Improper fueling or maintenance
Negligence or mistakes by federal air traffic controllers
A thorough investigation of the circumstances of your accident is vital to obtaining the monies you are entitled to. We will obtain all relevant airplane manufacturer documents, airline records and FAA reports and use them to ascertain why the accident occurred. We have access to aviation experts who are knowledgeable about all aspects of aviation operations, maintenance and accidents. Our goal is to achieve justice for you, and for those loved ones that you have lost. Contact an aviation accident lawyer today for a free initial consultation.