Aviation accidents frequently result in fatalities and when not fatal often result in severe and permanently debilitating injuries. In addition, survivors of aviation catastrophes frequently struggle with psychological conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Each year the number of U.S. civil aviation accidents exceeds 1,000. Aviation injuries and fatalities are not limited to air travelers as persons on the ground can also be harmed by aircraft, debris and crash site fires.
Aviation accidents include:
- Commercial airliners;
- Cargo planes;
- Private airplanes and jets;
- Hot air balloons; and
Aviation companies, including commercial airlines, charter, and recreational aviation services, have an obligation to perform regular maintenance inspections of aircraft. Signs of pilot fatigue and potential mechanical problems can lead to air catastrophes. In addition, aviation industries must take precautions to make sure their pilots are properly trained and fit to fly.
Air traffic control error has also caused aviation accidents. Further, problems with the design of aircraft and defectively manufactured components may also be the cause or contributing factor to an aviation accident. Manufacturers of aircraft and aircraft components may be held liable.
Aviation injury cases are complex and require the assistance of a law firm with the technical knowledge and experience to investigate, evaluate and pursue financial compensation for aviation injury claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured or if you have lost a loved one in an aviation accident contact Certain & Zilberg, PLLC today to arrange a free no-obligation consultation.