Plane Accident Attorney
Airline crashes are often devastating to families because they result in mass fatalities. Victims of airline crashes may seek compensation for their losses, particularly if the crash was the result of negligence or wrongdoing. If you have been injured or if a loved one has been killed in an airline accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced plane accident attorney to represent you.
Airline Accident Statistics
Airline accidents are rare. But when they do occur, they often result in catastrophic accidents and fatalities. According to the Web site, PlaneCrashInfo.com, the odds of someone being killed on a single flight are 8 million-to-one. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported 45 airline fatalities and 10 serious injuries as a result of aviation accidents in 2009.
Causes of Airline Accidents
Negligence on the part of anyone involved with an aircraft — from its construction to take-off and operation — may result in an airline accident. Common causes of airplane crashes include:
Manufacturer defects: An aircraft is a complex piece of machinery. The manufacturers of defective parts and the companies that assemble faulty airline components may be held liable for the accidents their products cause.
Lack of proper maintenance: Airlines that are hurting financially have been known to cut corners and overwork their maintenance crews. When airlines do the minimum amount of maintenance required, they put everyone on board in danger.
Pilot error: Even the best pilots can make a mistake. The smallest crew error can lead to a mass disaster. Recently, we have seen instances of distracted driving in the skies that resulted in near accidents.
Air traffic controller negligence: Runway incursion accidents can happen in any airport. Air traffic controller negligence can lead to airplanes being directed to land when it is not safe to do so.
Corporate negligence: Public safety should be emphasized over profit. Sadly, many airlines choose to focus on turnaround time over safety.
Design defects: Aircraft components must endure intense pressure, weather changes, strong winds and the stresses of landing and takeoff. Cheap parts that fail can cause serious airline accidents.
A reputed aviation accident lawyer will utilize a team of experts and investigators to carefully examine every detail leading up to and during an accident. There are many potential causes of airline crashes. So, it is important to conduct a comprehensive review of the crash in order to determine fault and liability.
Liability and Compensation
Airlines have the highest duty of care to their passengers. Airlines that foster negligence and cause accidents, as well as defective product manufacturers, should be held accountable for their actions. E. Ryan Bradley vigorously investigates accidents while pursing the maximum compensation available for the victims. If you have been injured in a plane crash, you can seek compensation for your losses including medical expenses, therapy fees and pain and suffering. The family of someone killed in a plane crash may pursue damages by filing a wrongful death claim. Call us today to discuss your potential claim.