Plane Crashes and Other Aviation Accidents
Determining who is at fault in an aviation accident can be a complex process that potentially involves investigating a number of parties, including air traffic controllers, pilots, airlines, plane manufacturers and other makers of equipment and more. While aviation accidents are rare, they can include helicopter crashes, small private airplane crashes, commercial flight accidents, skydiving accidents and injuries to people on the ground. They generally involve serious injury and loss of life.
Causes of Aviation Accidents
We serve clients or families suffering a loss caused by a wide range of aviation matters, including those involving:
- Defective components or design
- Air traffic controller mistakes
- Animals, debris, and people on the runway
- Employee negligence
- Maintenance failures
- Mechanical failure
- Federal Air Traffic Controller negligence
- Engine failure
- Fuel tank explosions
- Electrical failure
- Pilot negligence or error
- Airline negligence or error
- Ground crashes
- Wake turbulence
- Runway accidents
- Dangerous weather conditions
- Negligent fueling operations
- Violations of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
No matter what the causes, the outcomes of aviation accidents can be disastrous, as they are often fatal to the passengers and life-threatening to those on the ground. Though the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sets standards for flight, they are not always enforced, and poor training can lead to even more severe accidents. Usually, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is brought in to investigate aviation accidents, adding a layer of federal law to the local and state laws that can govern the aircraft. Regrettably, these investigations do little to relieve the pain and suffering of families who have lost their loved ones and the survivors who experience psychological trauma and inestimable suffering due to their injuries.
Providing Legal Protection for Plane Accident Victims
Victims of aviation accidents are protected by laws that allow them to pursue compensation where negligence is present. In order to determine the causes of an aviation accident and pursue the responsible parties, survivors need the assistance of a Michigan personal injury attorney who understands all applicable air transportation laws, can also handle an intensive investigation and evidence collection process, and can also draw upon local and national resources to mount the best possible case.
In our aviation accidents cases, we will work with experts to determine the cause of the accident. Throughout the legal process, you can trust that our aviation accident lawyer will be attentive to your needs. We will explore all of your options and alternatives and will take the optimal course of action to protect your right to obtain compensation from the large corporations and insurance companies who back the responsible parties.
Speak to an Attorney as Soon as Possible
Your right to compensation may be adversely affected if you do not know how, or even if, to respond to the many individuals who may contact you following an airplane accident. Certainly, you want to cooperate with police and other law enforcement agencies as well as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Beyond that you may be contacted by lawyers or representatives of –
- Insurance companies
- Other victims of the accident
- Companies involved in the accident
- News media
- Other law firms soliciting you
Preserve your rights by contacting us first before responding to them.
The insurance company wants to settle your case as soon as possible – and for as little money as possible. Our personal injury attorney has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Insurance Law and knows how to protect you from the insurance companies and to present your claim in the best way possible to ensure your rights are protected and that you get the maximum compensation available. Recovering your damages starts with an evaluation of your case. Please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Home and hospital visits are available upon request.