If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident whether on a commercial flight or a non-commercial plane it is important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer who is knowledgeable about dealing with plane crashes and the laws that govern them.
At The Peck Law Group, we have personal injury lawyers on our team who specialize in aviation accidents and the injuries and wrongful deaths that may result.
Plane Crashes can be Life Altering for Victims and Families
A plane crash is one of the most horrific kinds of accidents. Injuries from an aviation accident can be catastrophic if not fatal and the ramifications on a victim who has miraculously survived and his or her loved ones can be life altering.
Retaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who understands what you are going through and knows how to successfully file an aviation accident claim on your behalf can make a world of difference in the lives of everyone involved. General aviation is the term used to refer to large business airplanes, smaller planes, private jets, helicopters, charter flights, hang gliders, and any other non-commercial flights.
Aviation accident law applies to both general aviation and major air carrier accidents. Federal, state, and international laws also may apply when filing an aviation accident claim. Aviation litigation involves many legal issues. There may be more than one negligent party. The pilot, the owner of the aircraft, the airline carrier company, maintenance crew members, suppliers, the plane manufacturer, and the U.S. government are just some possible defendants.
A trial may even have to take place in more than one court. Federal rules and regulations by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board can also affect the amount of damages that can be claimed and awarded.
This is why it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands the complex rules and how each accident claim, depending on the nature of the accident and the kind of aircraft involved, can be filed.
In order to prove that someone or some entity or business was negligent and caused an aviation accident as a result, the injured party must prove that the defendant(s) did not meet the industry standard whether it is due to the operation of the plane, the design of the aircraft, or meeting and fulfilling certain aviation regulations.
Common Causes of Aviation Accidents:
- Faulty equipment
- Pilot mistakes
- Design or structural issues
- Negligence by federal air traffic controllers, Flight Service Station employees, or a third party for recommending the carrier
- Violation of Federal Aviation Administration regulations
Damages in an aviation accident claim may include any or all of the following:
- Punitive damages
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium for married couples
The Peck Law Group Can Help
For more than 20 years, The Peck Law Group has provided quality legal services at an affordable cost to victims of aviation accidents.
As with all of our personal injury cases, fees are contingent upon recovery. This means that we are only paid for our legal services from your award damages. For answers to your questions and to speak with a The Peck Law Group attorney, contact us online or call us at (818) 908-0509, or, toll-free, at (866) 999-9085.
Peck Law Group offices are located in Van Nuys and Pleasant Hill, California. Our attorneys serve clients in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Orange County, Riverside, Ontario, San Bernardino, San Diego, Oakland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and all other regions of California. How can we help you? Call toll free at (866) 999-9085 to contact us today for a free consultation.