Statistically speaking, airplane travel is one of the safest means of transporstation. Although rare, aviation accidents can happen for a number of reasons including:
- Pilot error
- Poor aircraft maintenance
- FAA rule violations
- Air traffic controller error
- Mechanical failure
Unfortunately, plane crashes almost always result in severe injury and death. That is why the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is responsible for thoroughly investigating the causes. When negligence is deemed the cause, victims and their families have a right to seek legal restitution for wrongful death, current and future medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
In aviation accident lawsuits, it is possible for many people and entities to be held liable for the damage. Depending on the specific circumstances and NTSB findings, the pilot, aircraft manufacturer, maintenance provider, commercial airline company or private aircraft owner could be deemed negligent. You will need an experienced aviation accident lawyer to handle these cases because aircraft owners and affiliates will generally hire the most expensive and experienced legal representation to defend them in court.
If you or a family member have been in an aviation accident and would like to speak with an experienced aviation accident lawyer, contact Tichenor and Dziuba immediately. We are devoted to protecting your legal rights. For more information, visit our frequently asked questions section.
Contact us to schedule a free, initial consultation. We are willing to work on a contingent fee basis, which means that you don’t pay for legal fees until your case is won at trial or settled out of court.