Causes of Aviation Accidents
Protect Your Vital Legal Rights and Interests with a Skilled, Experienced
Aviation Accident Lawyer
The legal team at The Doan Law Firm represents individuals like you who
have been injured in aviation accidents. We are a national firm, with
offices located across the United States. Our aviation accident hotline
is in operation 24 hours a day at (800) 349-0000.
There are a variety of common causes of aviation accidents. Before we look
at specific causes of aviation accidents, it's important for you to
understand what exactly constitutes an aviation accident.
The Convention on International Civil Aviation has established a specific
definition of what constitutes an aviation accident. According to the
international convention, an aviation accident is defined as an occurrence
that is associated with the operation of an aircraft. The occurrence must
take place after the time a person boards an aircraft, with the specific
intention of taking a flight. The period in which an incident is considered
an aviation accident continues until the last individual disembarks from
In order for an incident to be considered an aviation accident, a person
needs to be fatally or seriously injured, the aircraft needs have sustained
damage or structural failure, or the aircraft is deemed missing or is
otherwise completely inaccessible.
Most Common Causes of Aviation Accidents
Human error is the most common of the causes of aviation accidents. Over
60 percent of all aviation accidents in the United States are the result
of human error. 53 percent of the total number of aviation accidents are
due to pilot error. About 8 percent are the result of some sort of mistake
caused by an individual who is not a pilot.
Air traffic controllers are part of the smaller group of individuals that
are responsible for aviation accidents. Others include ground crew workers.
Occasionally, flight attendant is deemed responsible for an aviation accident.
Approximately 20 percent of all aviation accidents are the result of some
sort of mechanical failure. This can be the result of a manufacturing
defect or faulty repair or maintenance.
Weather can be a cause of aviation accidents. Oftentimes, weather combines
with some sort of negligence on the part of a pilot when it comes to the
ultimate cause of a particular aviation accident. In fact, in many instances,
investigators will determine that an aviation accident had multiple causes.
General Aviation Accident Statistics
In the most recent year a full set of statistics are available from the
National Transportation Safety Board, a total of 1,290 aviation accidents
occurred. 444 people were killed and hundreds more were injured, sometimes
Compensation in an Aviation Accident Case
The aviation accident legal team at The Doan Law Firm stands ready to fight
to ensure that you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled in
your aviation accident case. Examples of the types of losses, damages,
and injuries for which we seek compensation for our aviation accident
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish and emotional distress
- medical bills and expenses
- permanent disability
- permanent disfigurement
- property damage and loss
- lost wages or salary
Aviation Accident Attorney Fees
The Doan Law Firm makes a firm promise to you when it comes to aviation
accident attorney fees. Our firm will never charge you an attorney fee
unless we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you in your case.
We mutually enter into an agreement for a reasonable fee at the time you
hire our firm.
Retain an Aviation Accident Lawyer from The Doan Law Firm
The Doan Law Firm has an experienced legal team that includes skilled,
tenacious aviation accident lawyers. Our aviation lawyer legal team stands
ready to meet with you immediately to discuss your case.
The Doan Law Firm aviation lawyer team maintains an accident hotline at
(800) 349-0000. Our aviation accident hotline is staffed around the clock,
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We can schedule an initial consultation with you at your convenience. As
a nationwide law firm, we maintain offices across the United States where
an experienced aviation accident lawyer can meet with you. We can also
schedule a meeting at your home or even at the hospital, depending on
your current circumstances. We have the capability to set up a virtual
consultation online as well.
During an initial consultation, we will provide you an overview of your
case. This includes a discussion of how our team will go about identifying
the cause of causes of your accident. We will make sure you get all answers
to your questions. Keep in mind that our firm never charges a fee for
an initial consultation with an aviation accident lawyer.