Hundreds of thousands of people fly every day, using airlines to travel, to go on vacation or business trips. Our nation depends on our airlines to provide safe and dependable transportation across great distances. However when an airplane is involved in an accident the consequences can be horrifying. In a plane crash, hundreds of people can die or be injured. Loved ones can suddenly be taken from us. Just the thought of knowing that someone you loved and depended upon has died or been seriously injured in a plane crash could be a life changing experience.
Too often, because of the airline's negligence, or a mistake made by an individual, people die or severely injured. The culprit could be a commercial airliner, a private plane, helicopter, military craft, etc. The victims and their families deserve the right to file a claim against the responsible person or entities, including the airline, its employees, the manufacturer of the plane and its defective parts. Sometimes maintenance is handled by an outside company and that company may have to be brought into the lawsuit as well. Litigation of an airline accident is complex.
Who Could Make A Claim Against An Airline?
The victims and surviving members of an accident case usually have multiple claims besides the wrongful death and personal injury. These claims can include medical expenses, funeral costs, rehabilitation, loss of companionship, loss of income, loss support, traumatic emotional distress, etc. The leading cause of plane crashes is pilot error. In addition there could be design problems, defective parts, as well as the overall maintenance of the aircraft. Weather may play a factor, as well as mistakes by air traffic controllers. Because much of the evidence can be destroyed in a crash it requires a legal team who will aggressively examine the available evidence, interview eyewitnesses and with due diligence obtain the maximum compensation for the victim and loved ones.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in an airplane, call our law offices as soon as possible. Litigation of aviation accidents requires the experience and know how of the best aviation accident attorney, to prove pilot error and/or airline liability. A team that is experienced and has the resources to win your case.
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