Dealing with an Aviation Accident
Aviation accidents are almost always traumatic events that leave behind a great deal of death and destruction. Very few people have been in plane crashes and have lived to tell their story. Many personal injury claims follow aviation accidents because often, after years of investigating the crash, it is discovered that a part was defective or that the pilot erred in some way. Though everyone is suffering, even the pilot’s family perhaps, it’s crucial to find out what caused the crash and what could have been done to prevent it.
The causes of aviation accidents are complex and numerous, but an experienced aviation accident attorney can use his/her knowledge of past cases to do some early investigation into the cause of the crash that took your loved one’s life.
Aviation accident law covers both major air carrier and general aviation accidents.The single-engine turboprop plane that went down in Butte, Montana killing 14 on Sunday, March 22, 2009, is just one example of a general aviation accident.
General aviation includes non-commercial aircraft, such as:
- Small planes
- Large jets
- Charter flights
- Hang gliders