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Though statistically safe, the aviation industry still has many accidents, and these accidents can be catastrophic, involving death and severe injuries. That’s why it’s so important to contact a professional aviation accident attorney who can help victims and/or their family members get through this painful time.

A knowledgeable aviation lawyer can help victims or survivors claim financial compensation for losses such as medical and funeral costs, lost wages, loss of companionship and support, and pain and suffering. Given the high stakes, a lawsuit surrounding a plane crash or accident can be vital for victims or their survivors to recover economically from a devastating air accident.

Who Is At Fault When an Aircraft Fails?

Many accidents are due to pilot error or errors by ground controllers. All it takes is an instant of inattention or a single mistake to lead to a massive disaster. Pilots have even been known to miss their destination because they were distracted by laptops in the cockpit. Such negligence is unacceptable.

Accidents can also be a result of manufacturing errors or maintenance flaws in an aircraft. Given the inherently dangerous elements of flying at high speeds and high altitudes, what may seem like a minor flaw can have catastrophic effects. Airplanes are extremely complex machines, and any machine can fail, even if such failure involves only one part or system. Such parts and systems must be properly manufactured and maintained to ensure safety; this is not always the case.

Weather may also contribute to an aviation accident, though this, too, could be linked to the fault of pilots or ground controllers who fail to properly assess and heed warnings. Indeed, few crashes are due to bad luck; rather, they are often due to mistakes made in the air or on the ground. When an aircraft crashes, not only are passengers killed, but so may be people on the ground where the plane goes down. That can be the fault of pilots or ground controllers as well.

Accident Types

An aircraft is often at its most vulnerable when it is taking off or landing. Indeed, descent and landing accidents comprise an estimated one third or more of all general aviation accidents. When ground control errors are made, when a landing gear malfunctions, or when pilots make errors while landing, accidents may occur. Aviation accidents may also occur on crowded runways while planes are taxiing into position for takeoff.

Accidents involving planes have many types, from those involving commercial passenger planes or cargo planes to accidents involving helicopters or small private jets. Air show accidents can be deadly to spectators on the ground as well as those flying. Helicopter accidents are common in America. A helicopter crash can involve news helicopters, offshore oil rig helicopters, medical helicopters, or tour helicopters. An accident also may involve military aviation, such as when a military transport plane, jet, or helicopter crashes. They may involve regional carriers, international aviation, general aviation, charter aircraft, corporate aircraft, or crashes linked to acts of terrorism.

Call an Expert Aviation Attorney

If you or someone in your family has been a victim involved in an in-air accident or plane crash, it may be time to contact an aviation accident attorney to claim economic recovery for devastating losses. Holding responsible parties accountable is important not only for the victims but for future fliers and the entire industry of aviation. Law firms with professional aviation lawyers can help you gain the financial compensation you need and deserve and bring to light faulty equipment, bad processes, and irresponsible people who should not be putting more passengers in danger.

If you’re hoping to make a claim or are seeking legal advice regarding personal injury involving an aircraft, call Jim Adler, The Tough, Smart Lawyer®. Our Texas law firm will fight for you even against large companies and corporations and aims to help families get the fair compensation in aviation litigation which they may be due.

Contact us today with your aviation accident lawsuit needs, and let us help you gain the payments to which you may be legally entitled. Our team is available by phone or by completing our free case review online form. An aviation attorney will provide you with a free legal consultation to assess your prospects for a successful aviation accident lawsuit.

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Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
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01:20 06 May 17
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