Because of rigorous safety standards and regulations in the airline industry, planes are usually a very safe form of transportation. Airplane accidents and injuries tend to be rare, but they can occur and when they do they are very traumatic.
Airplane accidents usually result in serious injuries or death. When pilots, maintenance crews, or airplane manufacturers fail to conform to safety guidelines they can be held accountable for the damage they cause.
While accidents involving commercial jets receive more news coverage, there are actually more accidents involving privately owned aircraft, charter flights and flight training operations.
Causes of Airplane Accidents
There can be many causes of plane crashes and accidents. Pilot error may include:
- a misuse of the aircraft controls
- misjudgment of altitude or the proximity of other objects
- failure to obtain a proper weather briefing
- operating the aircraft beyond its capabilities
- flying in conditions which the pilot is not qualified to handle
Airplane accidents are not just because of pilot error, there are many other reasons:
- Defective design
- Improper maintenance
- Manufacturing defects
- Engine (or other equipment) failure
Airplane Accident Cases Can Be Complex, You Need Experienced Arizona Accident Lawyers
Complex federal and state laws and regulations, difficulties in determining who is at fault, and unique product liability and insurance coverage questions all combine to make an aircraft accident case one that requires an extremely detailed analysis by an experienced plane crash lawyer.
We have lawyers experienced with handling airplane accident cases, including lawyers that are experienced pilots. We have represented more than 60,000 clients over the last 23 years. We have worked with our clients to help them recover over $2 billion in compensation they needed to get their lives back on track.
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We know that an airplane accident in Arizona can be a very traumatic event and often times it is difficult to know what to do next. We can help. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an aircraft accident, call us now at 1-800-THE-EAGLE (1-800-843-3245) or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE.
You will not have to pay anything to speak with one of our accident lawyers. Call today to start the process and find the best course of action for you and your case. Remember, you will not have to pay any fees or costs unless we settle or win your case.