Aviation Accident Lawyer
While aviation accidents are not as common as automobile accidents, when they occur they can be devastating to the people involved. In fact, air transportation is statistically one of the safest methods of transportation around, but as more people use this form of transportation, the number of accidents will continue to rise.
At the Law Office of Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC, our team works with aviation accident litigation at the national, local, and international levels. We work with cases that deal with civilian accidents, whether they are with major air carriers, corporate or general aviation, or regional air carriers. We also work with military aviation cases.
Causes of Aviation Accidents
Despite being considered one of the safest modes of transportation, air travel is not without risks. In fact, as air travel increases, some estimates project that it will double over the next twenty years – the risk of an aviation accident also increases. Aviation accidents actually occur more frequently than publicized, nearly everyday. Although sometimes non-fatal, aviation accidents can, and often do, result in serious injury and death.
Determining responsibility after an aviation accident is often a complex process since numerous parties such as the pilot, air traffic controllers, equipment manufacturers, etc. are usually involved. All civil aviation accidents are therefore investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent agency responsible for investigating aviation accidents and publishing reports based on its findings.
Depending on the cause of the accident, the liable party(s) could include:
- the owner operator of the aircraft
- the manufacturer
- parts or maintenance suppliers
- or the federal government
Accidents for which the government is found liable are subject to special rules and regulations. However, most aviation accidents, regardless of responsibility, are subject to general aviation law as determined by state and federal authorities.
Aviation Accidents, Individual Rights and Aviation Law
Individuals who have been injured in an aviation accident may be eligible to seek compensation for their losses – including lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more – through an aviation lawsuit. Those who have been injured as the result of an aviation accident should seek the advice of a qualified attorney. This is especially true given that all aviation lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, restricting the time an individual has to file a claim.
If you or one of your family members has been injured in an aviation accident, it is very important to seek legal counsel from an aviation accident attorney as soon as possible. There are many regulations set by the Federal Aviation Agency, (FAA) as well as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that carry more weight than local law enforcement agencies’ rules. In addition, it can be challenging to determine where the fault for an accident lies because manufacturers, pilots, air traffic controllers and others, including the government may be involved.
Having an aviation accident lawyer to provide counsel who understands aviation law and how it relates to personal injury is absolutely necessary for the person who wants to file a lawsuit in order to receive compensation for such things as medical expenses or lost wages that are a result of the aviation accident. Not only are there specific rules relating to aviation, but there is a statute of limitations applied to all aviation lawsuits, so it is particularly important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
If you have been involved in an aviation accident, you need to know your rights, and one of the best ways to learn what those rights are is to contact the Law Office of Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC for a free consultation with an aviation accident lawyer.