We are all familiar with the statistic that airplanes are the safest means of transportation. Nevertheless, airplane accidents do occur. And when they do, there is a significant chance of serious injury or even death. In the event of an aviation accident, victims and their loved ones need the services of an aviation accident attorney.
According to the US Department of Transportation: Federal Aviation Administration, a recent study of airplane crashes in the past 5 decades found that more than 70% are caused by human error, including pilot error. The next largest cause is mechanical error.
In comparison with other types of transportation, aviation accidents are more certain to lead to catastrophic injury or even death. The most common causes of airplane crashes and other types of aviation accidents are:
- Pilot negligence
- Air traffic controller negligence
- Pilot error
- Manufacturer’s negligence
- Engine design problems
- Faulty equipment
- Structural or design problems
In the event of a catastrophic aviation accident, it is essential to contact a skilled aviation attorney in order to ensure that your rights are protected. In the aftermath of a catastrophic aviation crash, airlines know that they are responsible. As a result, a spokesperson from an airline company, a claims processor from an insurance company, or even a defense attorney may call you in order to offer a large settlement. It is important to contact an aviation negligence attorney in order to ensure that your settlement is not unreasonably low. There is a very high probability that any initial settlement concerning an aviation disaster will be significantly lower than if the case is brought to the court system.
Whether the aviation crash in question occurred in the United States or in another country, the set down in the Montreal Convention may permit you to bring suit regardless of the location.
Our aviation litigation practice provides representation in the following areas:
- Aircraft accidents
- Aircraft negligence
- Aircraft litigation
- Airplane negligence
- Airplane crash litigation
- Aviation accidents
- Aviation litigation
- Commercial aircraft
- Private aircraft
- Helicopter crash litigation
- Plane crashes
- Plane accidents
Contact Zayed Law Offices, We Can Help.
If you, or a family member have been injured in an aircraft accident, you may have a right to obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of normal life, or lost income. To schedule a no-obligation, free initial consultation, please contact our Joliet or Chicago offices at 815.726.1616 or complete a short online contact form, and we will get back to you immediately.