How an Aviation Accident is Investigated
The Doan Law Firm has Nationwide Aviation Accident Resources
When a catastrophic aviation accident occurs, the dramatic recounting of
the event will dominate the media in the immediate aftermath of the event.
As media reports recount the accident, a great deal of activity is going
on behind the scenes. The investigation of how and why an aviation occurred
can be a highly complex and challenging endeavor. You can learn more about
what happens following a major commercial aircraft disaster by calling
The Doan Law Firm Aviation Accident Lawyer Hotline at (800) 349-0000.
The hotline is open right now to take your questions or to schedule an
appointment with an experienced aviation accident lawyer. The hotline
is staffed around the clock, 365 days a year, including major holidays.
Who is Involved in an Aviation Accident Investigation?
The National Transportation Safety Board or NTSB is the agency of the federal
government primarily responsible for the investigation of commercial aircraft
accidents in the United States. Indeed, the NTSB has been charged with
investigation aviation accidents since the early days of human flight,
the agency having been created in 1926. As an aside, the NTSB also investigates
other types of accidents in certain situations, including:
- Highway accidents
- Ship and marine accidents
- Pipeline accidents
- Railroad accidents
The circumstances surrounding an aviation accident may warrant the involvement
of other agencies with investigatory powers. These include:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI
- State law enforcement agencies
- Local law enforcement agencies
The reports prepared by the NTSB and other agencies can be used as evidence
in an aviation accident claim. With that said, these types of reports
may not prove to be enough to obtain appropriate compensation in an aviation
accident personal injury or wrongful death case.
The final report of the NTSB may not be available for some time. This represents
another reason why victims if aviation accidents cannot effectively rely
on this type of report to make their case for much-needed compensation.
The Power of a Nationwide Law Firm
We are a nationwide law firm. As a result, the team of aviation accident
lawyers at our firm have access to resources and experts that are not
likely available to other personal injury attorneys. The reality is that
prevailing in an aviation accident claim necessitates access to seasoned
experts and associated resources capable of pinpointing the cause or causes
of an accident. In addition, these professionals and resources can delineate
how and why an accident occurred in the first instance.
Although governmental agencies become immediately involved in the investigation
of an aviation accident, the aim of these investigators is not to build
a case for those who are injured or killed. Rather, the work of these
investigators is designed to develop some more basic facts surrounding
the cause of an accident and the parties that may be responsible for the
Because of the coast-to-coast reach of The Doan Law Firm, we have access
to the most experienced, highly respected aviation accident experts in
the United States. Coupling our tenacious attorneys with these experts
creates a powerful team to represent your interests in your aviation accident case.
The Doan Law Firm Fights for Your Rights in an Aviation Accident Case
The first step in retaining the services of a qualified, committed, and
compassionate aviation accident lawyer is to contact The Doan Law Firm
at (800) 349-0000. You can schedule an appointment at a time and place
that is convenient for you. Our firm has offices located across the United
States. In addition, we can arrange for an aviation accident lawyer to
meet with you at your home or even at the hospital, depending on your
circumstances. We can also schedule a virtual consultation with you online.
There is no charge for an initial consultation about your claim. During
this appointment, a Doan Law Firm aviation attorney provides you a comprehensive
case evaluation. In addition, you will have the chance to raise any questions
you might have about the accident and your claim.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise
The aviation accident lawyer team at The Doan Law Firm understands you’ve
enough to content with in the aftermath of an aircraft accident. The last
thing you need to work about is how to come up with money to hire a lawyer
and protect your legal rights.
Our firm makes a promise to you. We never charge an attorney fee unless
we win a settlement or judgment for you.