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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 FirmNationwide Aviation Accident Lawyer

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 catastrophe.

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.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.

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