No one really expects an accident when a family member is traveling in an airplane, but there are inherent risks involved, and aviation accidents do occur. When they do, victims and their families need the assistance of a qualified aviation attorney.
Aviation accidents and disasters occur for many reasons, and often involve:
- Private, commercial or corporate airplanes
- Ultra-light planes
- Hot air balloons
Aviation accidents can, and often do result in serious injury or death. With assistance from some of the most respected aviation experts in the country, including E. Allan Englehardt (Learn more about Mr. Englehardt); the lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. are able to analyze the root causes of an aviation accident, from pilot error to airplane and engine design product liability accidents. The most common causes of both major airline crashes and general aviation accidents include:
- Pilot error
- Bad weather
- Faulty equipment
- Federal Aviation Administration regulations violations
- Structural or design problems
- Negligence of flight service station employees
- Negligence of federal air traffic controllers
- Dangerous or defective airplane design or manufacture
Regardless of the reason for the disaster, the result is almost certain to be fatal for all on board. After an aviation accident, it is imperative that you contact an attorney skilled in the representation of plaintiffs in aviation lawsuits immediately. It is highly likely that you will be contacted by a representative of the airline involved, who may be a defense attorney or somebody from an insurance company that is contacting you to offer a generous settlement. Do not sign any paperwork. Often, the settlement offer is well below what could be expected if the case went to court.
If you have any legal questions regarding an injury or death related to an aviation accident, contact our attorneys for a free consultation today. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. handle aviation accidents throughout the United States and represent clients against all the major airlines, the military, the United States government, all major aircraft manufacturers, and the general aviation industry. We handle all types of airplane and aviation injuries, including wrongful death claims.
We welcome the opportunity to put our experience and skill to work for you and your family. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your aviation accident case, call us today at 312-361-1823 or contact us here.