Aviation Accident Lawyers
Call today for experienced guidance from the aviation lawyers at The Doan Law Firm
Determining the cause of aircraft accidents can be a complex process. An
aviation accident can be caused by a number of different problems, and
it requires a highly experienced person with the special expertise to
determine which possible cause best explains how the accident happened.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of an aviation
accident, call the
Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000. Our attorneys will take the necessary steps to file
a claim against the responsible party on your behalf. It is possible that
you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation.
One of the most common causes of aviation accidents is the violation of
Federal Aviation Administration Rules. Additionally, some pilots will choose to take flight during inclement
or dangerous weather patterns. Another common cause of aircraft accidents
is pilot error. Accidents can also occur due to failure by the flight
service employee or air traffic controller to properly and effectively
perform their duties, resulting in negligence.
Failure to Follow Rules
The FAA is tasked with the responsibility of regulating the aviation industry,
and the officials of the federal agency write the guidelines and laws
that are designed to govern the safety of the industry. It is when people
ignore or neglect to follow these rules and guidelines that accidents,
injuries, and even death, occur.
Some of the most common actions that constitute a failure to follow FAA
- The failure to keep adequate records
- The inability or refusal to follow in-flight guidelines and regulations
- Failing to perform proper maintenance on the aircraft
- Operating an aircraft with an expired or suspended license
- The boarding of prohibited hazardous material on a flight
The goal of the FAA is to implement strict guidelines that will ensure
your safe during travel on a commercial airline or private passenger plane.
When companies and their employees fail to follow these guidelines, primarily
as an effort to reduce costs, they have violated your rights as a passenger,
and they have placed you at risk. In this case, even if you have no severe
injuries, you may still be entitled to compensation.
Failure of Aircraft Equipment
There are several primary reasons why aircraft equipment fails. One of
the most causes of equipment failure is the failure to properly maintain
the aircraft. When the aircraft is not properly maintained it will eventually
lead to equipment failure, subsequently leading to an aviation accident
in which people are hurt or killed. Additionally, aircraft equipment can
also fail as a result of incompetence or the lack of adequate training.
Also, there are times when the responsibility for the failure of equipment
is ascribed to the manufacturer. For example, the manufacturer ships a
defective design that malfunctions during a flight.
Who Can Be Held Responsible?
It is possible for several people, companies or entities to be liable for
injuries sustained during an aviation accident. Generally speaking, in
more than half of the plane crashes that take place, the pilot is ruled
to be the one responsible for the accident. It is also possible that the
court will assign a portion of the liability to the owner of the aircraft,
because the owner is responsible for passenger safety, although they will
not be flying the plane. In the case in which a defective part in which
the defect can be attributed to the manufacturer, the manufacturer bears
some of the responsibility for any accidents that may occur as a result
of the defective part.
The companies that are responsible for performing maintenance and repairs
on airliners can also be held liable in a situation in which the investigators
determine that the maintenance or repair work performed on the aircraft
was inadequate. There are cases in which the air traffic controller or
a flight services employee acted in a negligent manner. Due to the fact
that air traffic controllers are employed by the Federal Government, the
government can be held liable for a crash in which air traffic control
acted in a negligent manner.
There are times when the level of incompetence is so great that the fuel
supplier will use the wrong fuel for the aircraft, which can also lead
to deadly crashes and accidents.
Investigating Aviation Accidents
When an aviation accident occurs, the National Transportation Safety Board
will responsible for investigating the cause of the accident; However,
at the Doan Law Firm, we are more than capable of conducting our own independent
investigations. The founder of the firm, Jimmy Doan, has received extensive
training in order to receive his private pilot license, which means that
he is personally knowledgeable of the FAA's guidelines and regulations.
Contact the Aviation Attorneys at the Doan Law Firm
Whether you lost a loved one in a plane crash, or you have been injured
yourself, it is important that you seek the professional assistance of
one of the qualified attorneys at the Doan Law Firm, so
give us a call at (800) 349-0000. It is possible that you will be able to file a
personal injury claim or
wrongful death lawsuit.
The firm is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the phone consultations
that we offer are free of charge. If we decided to take your case, we
will not charge you any fees until the case has been settled. In the rare
case in which you do not prevail in court, you will not receive a bill
from our office.