New Jersey Aviation Accident Lawyers
Plane crashes are a tragic and horrifically captivating phenomenon. When Flight 370 from Malaysia disappeared, the world joined in the hunt for the missing plane, glued to their televisions, shushing loved ones as new leads developed and the circumstances of the plane’s disappearance became more and more intriguing. Despite the intrigue and suspicious circumstances, the final fate of the plane was a crash into the Indian Ocean that left no survivors. While this sad story makes for worldwide front page news, plane crashes are a very real and at times personal event. When loved ones are lost in aviation accidents, along with the grief and shock comes a quest for answers, a search for justice. That’s where the Clark Law Firm, PC may be able to help. If you are looking for a New Jersey based aviation law firm to handle a plane crash accident personal injury case, the Clark Law Firm, PC is here to help. We are experienced in complex public safety cases and we have successfully handled plane crash cases in the past.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 vacation, work, family visits or other personal reasons, almost all of us have flown in a plane or know loved ones who have flown. As history, the media and common sense has taught us however, plane crashes are among the most dangerous types of transportation accidents. When those injured, or loved ones of those injured seek compensation for their injuries it can often be a complex process. Various local, state and federal agencies are typically called upon to investigate aircraft accidents, and each investigatory agency’s report must be obtained and reviewed for possible leads. Local law enforcement may have taken statements from eyewitnesses. Moreover, the National Transportation Safety Board conducts its own investigation with the assistance of airframe and power plant manufacturers whose products were involved. The pilot’s medical records, training records, and toxicology reports must be reviewed for evidence. Aircraft records, particularly maintenance records and airworthiness status, must be established.
Aviation accidents can be the result of many causes, including:
- Pilot error
- Runway defects
- Mechanical failure, including engine and other component failure
- Improper maintenance
- Violation of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
- Structural or design problems
- Federal Air Traffic Controller error
- Product defects.
Every commercial airline and private plane charter company is responsible for hiring, training and supervising their pilots, mechanics and aircrew as well as inspecting and maintaining their aircraft and components. Failure to carry out any of these responsibilities in a careful way can have catastrophic results. Beyond the special considerations that apply to determining liability for an aircraft crash, your accident case lawyer may decide to gather compelling evidence to support a claim for money damages. Medical testimony regarding the nature and extent of any physical injury, economic testimony to translate the physical hurt into money damages, testimony of friends and loved ones of the air crash victim to establish the extent of loss; all should be gathered and prepared for presentation during negotiations for settlement and, ultimately, if necessary, in preparation of trial. The personal injury lawyers at the Clark Law Firm, PC, are experienced in the safety rules and regulations involved in accident cases and are well equipped to help you through this difficult process.
The airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and their insurance companies will have skilled attorneys on their side whose job is to minimize the amount of any settlement that may be paid out in favor of the injury victims. You should have strong, capable legal representation as well. The personal injury attorneys at the Clark Law Firm, PC, will fight to protect your rights. Whether you were injured in a commercial aircraft, a small private plane, or helicopter, the aviation accident, personal injury attorneys at the Clark Law Firm, PC, will thoroughly research your case and aggressively pursue the full amount of financial compensation you deserve. While the period following an aviation accident is a time for grief, it is also a time to seek justice. Contact the Clark Law Firm, PC today for a free consultation 877-841-8855.