Statistically speaking, airplanes are one of the safest ways to travel. But, when aviation accidents do take place, they almost always cause severe injuries or death. Because of the severity of these accidents, meticulous preparation goes into avoiding them. It is common sense under the law that all safety procedures in the aviation industry should always be stringently adhered to and any deviation from established procedures can and should be considered negligent. Aviation accidents can be caused by a number of things, including:
- Pilot inexperience or error
- Mechanical failure
- Poor aircraft maintenance
- Violation of FAA rules and regulations
- Air traffic controller error
- Passenger or crew-related disturbances
Due to the high fatality rates of aviation accidents and the fact that all air traffic is legally controlled and regulated by the federal government, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is responsible for conducting thorough investigations to determine the cause of each and every aviation accident. This means that the cause of practically all aviation accidents is discovered by an impartial government agency. If it is determined that the accident could have been avoided, it is likely that one of the parties involved in the flight acted negligently.
The crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 is a grim reminder for Western New Yorker’s that aviation accidents, though rare, do occur. Moreover, the real tragedy of the crash of Flight 3407 is that the NTSB has determined that this accident, which caused 50 fatalities, was preventable. The facts surrounding the crash of Flight 3407 provide an excellent example of the types of negligence that can occur in aviation accidents. Read about Continental Airlines Flight 3407.
If negligence is determined to be the cause of the accident, the victims and their families have a right to sue the negligent party for wrongful death, lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash, one of the following parties is usually deemed responsible:
- Airline company
- Airplane owner
- Airplane maintenance company
- Airplane manufacturer
- Air traffic controller
It will be crucial to have an experienced aviation accident attorney to represent you in court because aircraft manufacturers, owners, their pilots and maintenance crews will have access to the most expensive and experienced defense attorneys available. Sadly enough, all the parties who could be deemed culpable in the federal investigation will take extreme measures to avoid being held responsible in a court of law.
The aviation accident attorneys at Feroleto Law are experienced attorneys dedicated to helping you receive all the compensation you are entitled to by law. If you or a loved one in the Buffalo Niagara Region has been injured in an aviation accident, contact Feroleto Law today. Our aviation accident attorneys will represent you to hold the negligent party responsible in a court of law and ensure that you are awarded any restitution that you are entitled to under the law.
We only charge legal fees if your case is won or settled out of court, so please don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation with us today. Call (716) 854-0700.