Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents and Incidents

Air travel is predicted to double in the next 20 years, significantly heightening the risk of aviation accidents, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). While air travel is generally considered to be safe, aviation accidents are catastrophic events that lead to severe injuries or fatalities.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA are the entities responsible for investigating the sources of aviation accidents and setting safety guidelines for pilot conduct, flight operations, airplane manufacturers, and more. If these airline safety precautions are not met, devastating aviation accidents may occur leading to serious personal injury and death.

If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed or killed in an aviation accident, you may be entitled to recover your losses. Please contact us today to speak with a qualified and caring aviation lawyer who can evaluate your case and inform you of your legal options.

Types of Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents: Causes

Aviation accidents may involve anything from operational errors to mechanical failures to weather conditions. Some common causes of aviation accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Pilot error
  • Violation of FAA safety regulations
  • Equipment failure
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Structural or design flaws
  • Failure to maintain or repair the aircraft
  • Failure to fuel the aircraft
  • Negligence of Federal Air Traffic Controllers
  • Negligence of Flight Service Station Employees
  • Negligence of third party’s selection of carrier
  • Weather conditions

Aviation Accident Lawsuits

If you or someone you love has suffered serious injury in an aviation accident, you may be eligible to file an aviation accident lawsuit to seek compensation for your damages including medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, lost income capacity, and more.

Aviation law is a complex area of litigation because there are numerous possible claims of liability under state, federal, and international law. Most of these claims involve cases of negligence, product liability, or a combination of the two. In addition, the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff in aviation accident cases. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced aviation lawyer who has extensive knowledge in this field and can protect your legal rights and interests.

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