Aviation Accidents

Though plane travel is among the safest forms of transportation, aviation accidents can have a catastrophic impact on their victims and the families they leave behind. Contrary to popular belief, victims of aviation accidents don’t always die — they can live, but often with serious disabilities and lifelong injuries.

Aviation accidents occur due to factors such as:

  • Improper or incomplete training
  • Parts malfunctions or defective plane design
  • Errors at the airport or by air-traffic controllers
  • Inadequate runways
  • Collisions with other aircrafts
  • Takeoff and landing malfunctions
  • Runway incursions

Takeoff and landing are generally accepted to be the two most dangerous points in both small-craft and commercial flights. Injuries can range from debilitating paralysis to brain injury to broken bones and minor injury.

Plane travel in the United States is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), while the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) generally investigates plane crashes of commercial and small crafts. These federally-based agencies can complicate what would normally be a locally or state-operated investigation. In addition, multiple parties can be involved, each bringing in their own counsel and insurer, adding yet another layer of communication and negotiation for victims pursuing compensation.

For that reason, it is recommended that anyone wishing to pursue compensation for their injuries, disability, emotional trauma, or lack of work capacity do so with the help of a personal injury attorney who understands aviation accidents and the world of personal injury. Need help, contact us today for a FREE consultation.

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