It’s said that planes are safer than cars, but personal injury attorneys know that the potential for loss of life is greater with plane crashes. Commercial airline crashes receive more attention in the media, but personal injury attorneys have handled all kinds of aviation accidents including private and business jets, charter flights, helicopters, hang gliders and more.
As in all personal injury cases, liability depends on the cause of the accident and thus who the responsible party is. Personal injury lawyers have handled many cases with many different causes, but the responsible parties are mainly the airplane manufacturers, the aircraft’s owner/operator and in some cases, the federal government.
Personal injury lawyers have found aviation accidents to be unique in that the accident may happen literally anywhere in the world and thus could be subject to all kinds of state, federal and even international laws. Furthermore, there are federal aviation agencies that have their own rules and regulations.
Don’t let aviation litigation confuse you. If you or a loved one has been in a plane crash, contact a personal injury lawyer. Your personal injury lawyer can guide you through the legal process, explain your rights and help recover the compensation you’re entitled to.