Aviation Accident Lawyer
Every day, countless people board airplanes across the nation with the assumption that they will arrive safely to their destination. Strict regulations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) back these assumptions, since everyone involved in the operation of an aircraft is responsible for the safety of its passengers.
Every day, however, negligence in aviation leads to accidents that leave victims with catastrophic injuries or tragically end their lives. After a plane crash or in-flight injury, you need support. We provide that in the form of top engineers and experts who will investigate your case and attorneys who are well-versed in aviation law who can defend you. That is one of the only factors that will allow you to fully recover from the crash or accident.
If you or a loved one has been in an aviation accident, the last thing you want to do is get tangled in insurance and settlement negotiations. Our expert team of aviation accident lawyers has your back. Let our firm be a strong voice for you against aviation entities of all sizes, from corporate airline giants to smaller aviation companies. We’re equipped and ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Causes and Compensation for Aviation Accidents
Commercial airline travel is common and, fortunately, accidents by this mode of transportation are rare. However, when accidents do happen, they cause severe personal injuries and death. An in-flight accident is not limited to a plane crash; it could also include injuries sustained on-board due to the negligence of the airline company.
Companies that own and operate aircraft are required by strict federal laws to keep their plane safe for their patrons. When these large aviation corporations cut corners or employ workers who engage in negligent conduct, they can be held liable for the injuries and fatalities that their actions cause.
Aircraft accidents result from aviation negligence. Below are the most common accident factors:
- Improper maintenance
- Manufacturing mistakes, including faulty equipment and structural or design problems
- Violations of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
- Negligence by federal air traffic controllers
- Pilot / Operator inattention
- Pilot error
The negligent conduct of a pilot, employee, or corporation can result in the sudden and catastrophic injury of passengers — or worse, the wrongful death of patrons on the aircraft. In the case of a personal injury incurred from an airplane accident, you may be entitled to compensation for the following expenses or damages:
- Medical costs, including hospital bills, ambulance bills, and medication or other costs of treatment
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future wages
- Damages related to physical and mental trauma
- Loss of quality of life
- Wrongful death penalties
According to data from U.S. Health Information Systems, injuries sustained from plane crashes result in around 1000 hospitalizations per year, and the most common injury from aviation accidents is lower limb fracture. Plane crashes are the most deadly type of accident leading to personal injury, and to receive the full compensation you deserve, you need a strong, experienced lawyer on your side. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident like this, it’s time to get the compensation you deserve. Our law firm is equipped and prepared to defend you.
Filing an Aviation Accident Legal Claim
Airline companies often have vast resources to back their claims in court, placing these personal injury cases among some of the most difficult to fight. You’ll need a dedicated law firm with expert aviation accident lawyers experienced in the industry’s laws and regulations to back your claims so you can get compensated to the fullest extent. Our law firm can provide that support, strength, and expertise.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an plane crash or aviation accident, you could be eligible to file a legal claim against the responsible parties. Your specific circumstances will determine whether and how you file your aviation claim, but the following parties could be liable, or hold legal responsibility, for your injuries:
- Pilot or operator of the aircraft
- Owner of the aircraft
- Manufacturer of the aircraft
- Maintenance or parts suppliers
- Federal government
You may be wondering whether you have a viable claim for personal injuries resulting from a plane crash. Schedule your free consultation with our firm to discuss your case further.
How Wettermark Keith Aviation Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Wettermark Keith, our expert trial lawyers have over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of victims of aviation accidents. Our offices are headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, but we also serve Montgomery, Huntsville, Dothan, Chattanooga and the Florida Panhandle.
We put our decades of experience to work serving your best interests. After an accident, you’re hurting, and the last thing you want to do is have to deal with insurance companies. Let our law firm bear that burden for you. Our team of aviation accident attorneys will fully investigate your accident, consult and analyze your medical records, calculate and account for all your losses, and be a strong voice for you in the claim negotiations.
Decades of Experience in Aviation Law to Serve You
As our client, your best interests are our best interests. Because of that, our law firm pledges that, if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. This is our no recovery, no fee guarantee. With our expertise in aviation law, we facilitate communication between you and the aviation claims personnel to build a winning case.
Contact our law firm today if you have been the victim of a personal injury from an aviation accident or have lost a loved one to wrongful death after an aviation accident and schedule your free consultation.
When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after an aviation accident. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, call the office closest to you.