The horrible thing about aviation accidents – when they happen – is that they often result in fatalities. But there are smaller, private plane accidents, that occur where a person may walk away with only injuries–from life-threatening to only minor.
In any case, when you fly, you are putting your trust in someone else – or some other entity – to get you from point “A” to point “B” safely and without issue.
Aviation accident law covers both major air carrier and general aviation accidents.
General aviation includes all non-commercial aircraft including:
The most common causes of both major carrier and general aviation accidents include:
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Two federal agencies investigate every airline accident that happens— the FAA and the NTSB.
If it is found that “someone” is to blame for an aviation accident that affects you or your family, you may have grounds for suit. However, aviation law is very complex. There are many parties to choose from as defendant(s) and numerous theories as to why the accident took place, whether or not it could have been avoided and how, exist. If you or your immediate family has been impacted by aviation liability, we encourage you to reach out to us for advice and counsel.