An airplane or helicopter crash is far different than the average motor vehicle accident. While studies show that aviation accidents are less common compared to auto accidents, the consequences of an plane crash are much graver; they involve more people and few individuals walk away from an aviation accident unharmed.
An aviation accident often results in surviving victims facing emotional and physical injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, brain damage, broken limbs, amputation, and burns. Unfortunately, it is more common for these accidents to leave families grieving the loss of a loved one.
Airplane accidents continue to occur despite strict aviation protocols and standards governing aircraft design, inspection, maintenance, and pilot training. Among the common causes are pilot error or negligence, faulty equipment, mechanical failure, design or structural problems, negligent employees or air traffic controllers, runway defects, and poor weather conditions.
Establishing Liability in a Plane Crash
Establishing liability in aviation accidents require much more than just an initial inspection of the facts presented. Numerous parties may be partially or fully responsible for these incidents, including various agencies, airline personnel, maintenance crews, air-traffic controllers, part manufacturers, and even passengers.
Due to their extremely complex nature, aviation injury claims and wrongful death claims require legal representation from a highly experienced attorney with a deep understanding of federal regulations and operating procedures. An aviation lawyer must not only possess extensive knowledge of aviation laws, but must also be able to analyze and apply them effectively in a particular situation. That’s because laws typically vary depending on the type of aircraft involved and the location of the accident.
If you have been injured in a plane, jet, or helicopter accident or have lost a loved one, you may have grounds to file an aviation claim. Consult with an attorney from West Seegmiller Attorneys as soon as possible. We represent aviation accident victims and their loved ones throughout Nevada and the entire country, regardless of the aircraft type involved.
Our attorneys will investigate your case thoroughly, and will do everything in our power to seek justice on your behalf and obtain the compensation you need and deserve. We will see to it that you are fully and fairly compensated for damages such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, emotional anguish, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. We will discover the truth and ensure that your interests and rights are protected.
We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that as soon as we decide to take you on as a client, we will only get paid when we win your case. We will not charge you any upfront fees or costs, filing fees, or court costs. We are paid when you are paid.