Aviation Accidents

aviation accidentAviation accidents involve aircraft of every sort from commercial jetliners, small and mid-sized corporate jets, twin and single engine airplanes, air transport planes, and planes used at air shows to crop dusters, seaplanes and helicopters. While aviation accidents occur with far less frequency than car, truck, motorcycle accidents, when they do occur chances are the story will make the nightly news. The incidence of fatalities, often in large numbers, far surpasses common personal injury accidents.

Human error and mechanical problems cause many aviation accidents, but other factors also play a role when disaster strikes. Among the variety of sources leading to airplane crashes are:

  • Air Traffic Control Error
  • Weather Conditions
  • Lack of Proper Maintenance
  • Mechanical Problems
  • Contaminated Fuel
  • FAA Regulation Violations
  • Structural or Design Deficiencies
  • Defective Plane Parts
  • Pilot Error
  • Flight Employee Negligence

If you have been injured in an aviation accident or have lost a loved one, a personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance in protecting your rights and recovering compensation for your loss.

Because private and public aircraft are licensed and operate under federal regulations, government agencies are involved when accidents happen. The National Transportation Safety Board ( NTSB ), an independent federal agency, investigates all civil aviation accidents in the United States. Responsibility for the safety of civil aviation lies with the Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ), and if a criminal act or sabotage is a suspected in an aviation disaster, the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) will also be involved. With the complicated interplay of various federal and possibly state and local authorities, an attorney who has experience handling aviation accident cases is essential if you have a related personal injury claim.

At the Miami law firm of Fournaris and Sanet, our attorneys have represented clients involved in commercial airline accidents.

When you need legal advice and guidance concerning an aviation accident claim, call our office at ( 305 ) 448 – 7333 to arrange a no cost, no obligation case evaluation.