Aviation Accident Attorneys for Commercial Airline Disasters
According to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, there are approximately 87,000 flights in domestic skies at any single time, a third of which are commercial carriers. Our daily lives are dependent on air travel. Whether for work, family or other personal reasons, not a day passes when many of us or our loved ones embark on a flight. Although mass commercial disasters do not occur often, which illustrates the attempts to keep safety built into our national aviation infrastructure, when accidents do happen; the tragedy is impressed upon the national consciousness. And, many times, the accidents were avoidable. Structural defects, pilots’ errors, maintenance deficiencies, design defects, air traffic safety controller decisions and many other factors can contribute to why a plane crashes.
The resulting wreckage of a mass commercial airplane impact will usually obscure the cause of the plane crash. By its nature, the litigation associated with these airplane accidents requires meticulous investigation and interrogation of all the elements that could possibly provide insight into what went wrong. These elements include the scene, witnesses, airplane manufacturers, designers, parts suppliers, maintenance records and crews, and industry experts. Consequently, an undertaking of this scale is possible only if handled by an experienced aviation and personal injury law firm with extensive resources which can be used in the effort to represent its clients.
To learn more about our ability to protect the value of personal injury or wrongful death claims resulting from commercial airline crashes nationwide, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Clark Law Firm, PC for a free consultation 877-841-8855.
Private Plane Crash Litigation Attorneys
Experienced aircraft accident lawyers understand that some of the most challenging litigation problems come up in cases involving small plane crashes. Federal legislation such as the General Aviation Revitalization Act immunizes aircraft manufacturers from products liability claims related to planes more than 18 years old — and most planes in service are considerably older than that.
Insurance coverage can be a problem as well. In many cases, the pilot carried more liability insurance on his own car than he or she did on the aircraft. In fact, general aviation pilots might carry no liability insurance at all. To learn how you can pursue and recover damages for injuries or fatalities in a small plane crash despite these obstacles, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Clark Law Firm, PC.
Our goal in accidents involving small planes or private aircraft is to recover the maximum amount possible from any defendant who should can be held to account in a given case. Many accidents have multiple causes, and our practical ability to place legal responsibility among at-fault defendants can significantly improve our client’s chances of full financial compensation.
The investigation and presentation of liability and damages claims in airplane accident cases can be expensive, generally running into six figures. The personal injury attorneys at Clark Law Firm, PC are ready to consult with you and help you find answers.
To learn more about our ability to protect the value of personal injury or wrongful death claims resulting from small plane crashes nationwide, contact an experienced NJ personal injury attorney at Clark Law Firm, PC for a free consultation 877-841-8855.
Helicopter Crash Attorneys
Around the world, passengers, crew members and persons on the ground are killed and seriously injured in helicopter crashes almost every day. In fact, helicopter flight has been referred to by many as the most dangerous form of flight and air travel. After careful and extensive investigation, it is oftentimes determined, that the fault in a helicopter accident may lie in the helicopter pilot, air ambulance crew or charter company. However, in other helicopter crashes, the crash or accident may have been caused by a poorly maintained helicopter, a defective helicopter or airplane design, or the fault may even lie in the use of a poorly rebuilt, defective, worn out or incorrect helicopter part. Helicopters are vastly complex aircraft, complicated by the fact that many component parts and systems are often manufactured by various companies and contractors other than the main manufacturer.
There are literally thousands of component parts and therefore potential causes for every helicopter or airplane accident or crash, involving helicopter engines, rotors, instruments, navigation systems, safety equipment, fire suppression systems, landing gear, fuel delivery systems, communication systems, etc. In order to prevail in any helicopter, airplane or any other general aviation crash or accident case, it must first determined who and what was at fault, and what, in whole or in part, caused the actual crash or accident. In order to accomplish this, aviation engineers, helicopter crash experts and accident investigators must be retained to study, investigate and review the facts of the case and interview witnesses to determine what or who caused the helicopter to crash. Aviation accidents involve many legal theories and potential remedies under products liability and negligence causes of actions.
Due to the severe nature of the injuries typically involved in helicopter accidents and crashes and the vast complexity of the product itself, it is often necessary to gather an experienced legal team of personal injury attorneys and engineering experts in order to accelerate and bring a client’s case to trial or settlement.
To learn more about our ability to protect the value of personal injury or wrongful death claims resulting from helicopter crashes nationwide, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Clark Law Firm, PC for a free consultation 877-841-8855.