If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in an airplane accident, you have the legal right to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income or earning potential, other out-of-pocket expenses, disability, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering. Airplane accident cases require a detailed understanding of state and federal aviation law. Our experienced attorneys at Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY have a wealth of expertise litigating complex aviation cases and would like the opportunity to help you
While air travel is relatively safe, this increase in air traffic will inevitably increase the risk of airplane accidents. There are many types of aircrafts including commercial jets, small private planes, helicopters, hang-gliders, and more. Regardless of the type of craft involved in an airplane accident, the consequences of plane crashes are usually catastrophic. When people are injured or killed in airplane accidents, they or their loved ones have the legal right to seek compensation for their losses and suffering.
It includes a number of claims under which a lawsuit can be filed. Aviation law permits several parties to be held liable for airplane accidents, depending on the nature of the event. There are even two different government aviation agencies, which regulate air travel and investigate airplane accidents. Because this area of law is complex, it is important to contact a qualified airplane accident attorney who can determine the best way to protect your legal interests after a devastating airplane accident.
There are many causes of airplane crashes including pilot error, regulation violations, structural or design problems, faulty equipment, negligence on behalf of some responsible party, and more. After airplane accidents, two federal agencies are responsible for investigating the event. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is responsible for investigating every airplane accident, whether commercial or private. They also recommend safety standards to prevent airplane accidents in the future. The FAA is responsible for investigating airplane accidents, and setting safety standards for pilots, flight operation, aircraft manufacturers, and more.
Several parties can be held liable in lawsuits involving airplane accidents. Depending on the nature of the accident, the owner or operator of the aircraft, a commercial airline, the pilot, the repair crew, the plane manufacturer or designer, and even the federal government can be culpable in an airplane accident lawsuit. In the latter case, if the federal air traffic controllers were negligent, the federal government may be liable for an otherwise avoidable airplane accident.
Negligence is one party´s failure to do something a reasonable person would have done in a similar situation. To argue this claim successfully, you must be able to prove that party has a duty to act in order to avoid causing personal injury in airplane accidents. Product liability holds manufacturers, designers, and sellers of defective products (i.e. airplane parts) liable for any injuries caused by their products.
If you would like to learn more about airplane accidents, please contact us to speak with Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY about your legal rights and options. Our offices for aviation accidents are located in San Jose, San Rafael, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Vallejo, Fairfield, Santa Rosa, San Mateo, Redwood City, and Newark.
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