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Airplane Accidents

When most people think airplane accidents they immediately assume an airline crash. However, these large-scale accidents are very rare, leading some people to believe that aviation accidents and fatalities don’t happen much anymore. However, the sad reality is defective and dangerous conditions caused by airplane authorities and their contractors, cause thousands of injuries during travel. Every year, tens of millions of travelers move through our world’s airports, allowing any number of errors to be possible. It is important to understand your rights under aviation law and to team with an attorney to get the representation you deserve.

Aircrafts Covered Under Aviation Law

According to the National Transportation Safety board there were 1,500 civil aviation accidents in the United States in 2010. These aviation injuries arose from people in aircrafts such as:

  • Small private planes
  • Large business jets
  • Helicopters
  • Tour or charter flights
  • Medical helicopters and airplanes
  • Personal airplanes
  • Cargo airplanes
  • Hot air balloons
  • Hand gliders

Types of Aviation Accidents

Aviation accidents include a wide range of activity that can result in serious injury or death. Passengers or crew members can be hurt in any stage of flight operation, including:

  • Ground collisions
  • Mid-air accidents
  • Mid-air collisions
  • Taxiing accidents
  • Landing accidents

Aviation Accident Causes

Aircraft travel relies on not only a properly built aircraft, but on many different people performing their jobs correctly too. Because of the numerous different components that make up safe air travel, there are any number of errors that can lead to an accident including:

  • Defective runways
  • Pilot or crew error
  • Mechanical failure
  • Design failure
  • Air traffic control error
  • Improper aircraft maintenance
  • FAA regulation violations
  • Negligence in a third party selection of a carrier

How We Can Help

Aviation cases are guided by complex laws and regulations requiring an experienced and highly skilled attorney. Not only do plane accident lawsuits help victims recover damages for the harms caused to them, but they also send a message to civil aviation operators that negligence will never be tolerated. Whether you’ve had a family member or loved one who has been injured or killed as a result of an aviation accident, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages suffered. Here at Shea Law Group, we understand your injuries and want to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one have been involved in an airplane accident, please call -877-365-0040.