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Airplane AccidentsYou are more likely to be injured or killed while traveling on foot or driving a vehicle than if you go by air and commercial airlines are the safest method of travel available today. Airline accidents still occur, however, and are often the result of an error in judgment or failure to follow the protocol that results in the plane’s crash landing. Because aircraft operate at such high velocities, the chance of death or severe injury resulting from aviation accidents is high, and those who survive plane crashes often experience lifestyle changing injuries that impact the quality of their lives.

Civil Aviation Accident Attorneys For Injured People

All private and commercial aircraft are considered to be civilian aircraft unless they serve as a military plane or helicopter. Many of the reported accidents involve privately owned smaller airplanes and helicopters, and sometimes commercial airliners. Approximately 1,500 accidents involve civilian aircraft are reported each year— a statistic that goes unnoticed by most people due to the lack of news coverage following noncommercial crashes.

There are many factors that can influence or ultimately cause an aviation accident and these include the following.

  • Pilot Error— On occasion, pilots may make a miscalculation or error in judgment. Regardless of intent, they may be responsible when such an error results in bodily harm or death.
  • Faulty Equipment— When aviation equipment fails to work as it was meant to, it can have disastrous consequences and result in the loss of lives. Equipment manufacturers can be held liable when equipment malfunctions cause accidents, but it is also the responsibility of the pilot and ground crews to properly inspect all equipment before each flight to detect defects before take off.
  • FAA Regulation Violations— The FAA oversees the safe operation of civilian aircraft and requires all private and commercial pilots and airliners to follow strict protocols before and during the operation of any aircraft. Any person who fails to adhere to these regulations may be held liable— especially if such a failure results in an accident.
  • Aircraft Design Defect— If the structure or design of an aircraft is found to have contributed to or caused an accident, the manufacturer of the aircraft may be liable for any injuries or deaths that occur.
  • Flight Service Station Negligence— Flight service station attendants can be held accountable if their actions or failure to act results in a crash or accident. Any problems that flight service station workers encounter should be reported, and planes should never be allowed to take off until the issues are addressed.
  • Federal Air Traffic Controller Negligence— Air traffic controllers are the eyes of pilots in the skies, and every pilot in the sky relies on them to guide them on a safe path and warn them of hazards to avoid. An air traffic controller fails to notify aircraft of impending danger or guides pilots into taking actions that result in accidents, he or she can and should be held liable for any resulting accident.

Get Help Now From Trusted Aviation Accident Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC

If you or a loved one has been involved in an aviation accident, contact us today for a free consultation with an attorney to learn more about your rights, legal options and how to proceed with your case. We will be happy not only to review the details of your case with you but to investigate the matter further and let you know what you can expect from your case. Our lawyers will never require payment upfront and will only be compensated when we have collected damages on your behalf.

Client Reviews

Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld.

- Michonne Proulx

Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own.

- Ethan Armstrong

Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan!

- Giulia

This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you.

- Daniel Kaim

Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial.

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