Plane crashes, helicopter crashes, and other aviation accidents are some of the most feared disasters of travelers, enthusiasts, and the general population. When aviation accidents occur, negligence is often to blame—whether the crash was caused by a manufacturing defect, lack of appropriate maintenance, pilot recklessness or negligence, inadequate security, etc. The chances of surviving a plane crash are slim, leaving victims and their families grieving. Additionally, the extensive damage associated with an aviation accident often complicates investigations and makes fault difficult to determine.
Air travel is heavily regulated and standards of care are stringent and closely monitored. The Department of Transportation Aviation Consumer Protection Division oversees air travel consumer issues, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ensures safe manufacture, operation, and maintenance of all aircraft according to current safety regulations, and the National Transportation Board (NTSB) investigates all aircraft accidents and industry issues and recommends changes. Each department plays a vital role in air safety. When violations of these standards occur, crashes resulting in personal injury and wrongful death can occur.
The experienced lawyers have decades of success fighting for the rightful compensation of their clients. If you or a loved one has been involved in a plane crash, helicopter crash, or any other aviation accident, contact our attorneys immediately at 617-225-2100. Beginning a thorough investigation surrounding your claim is imperative and we will do any and all things necessary to maximize your chances of success, including amassing a team of engineering, accident reconstruction, and aviation experts to support your claim if necessary.Air Travel Is Common
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), over the next two decades, air travel is projected to double. With the additional air traffic comes a greater risk of accidents, involving both private aircraft and commercial passenger airlines.Potentially Liable Parties
There are multiple parties who are potentially liable for their negligence that lead to an aircraft accident. At-fault parties may include the owner and/or pilot of the plane, helicopter, or other aircraft, the manufacturer of defective aviation parts, negligent maintenance companies charged with ensuring the safe condition of aircraft, and even the federal government if an aircraft collision should have been seen and averted by air traffic control. In short, our attorneys will launch a thorough investigation into your claim and win you full and fair compensation from any and all liable parties.
Pilot error, mechanical errors or defects with the aircraft or its components, inadequate maintenance, and many other negligent actions can lead to severe personal injuries and wrongful death following a plane crash, helicopter accident, and other aviation accidents. Depending on the circumstances of the crash, parties may share liability or may be held strictly liable under the law for their actions.Criminal Liability
In addition to facing civil liability, at-fault parties may also be the subject of a criminal action advanced by federal or state government. Criminal sanctions may be placed on pilots, owners, maintenance companies, etc. for any reckless or intentional conduct that leads to a personal injury or wrongful death. Our Boston personal injury and wrongful death lawyers closely monitor any parallel criminal actions regarding your case, including maintaining close contact with prosecuting attorneys, to gain insight and information valuable to your civil case.
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