Plane Crash Attorney
As your plane crash attorney Atlanta, we will make sure you and your family are taken care of and receive the compensation you deserve.
Retain an Experienced Plane Crash Attorney
Errors in flight and aviation generally are unforgiving. Whether the result of pilot error, unexpected weather conditions, or one of the uncountable number of things that commonly go wrong, aircraft crashes cannot be reversed.
Mistakes can range from improper or inadequate pre-flight preparation, careless or inappropriate daredevil piloting, material or other product failures, to the simplest of mistakes, such as not providing enough fuel for a chosen flight plan.
When they think of aviation accidents, many people picture airline catastrophes and tragic private aircraft crashes. However, an aviation accident can include anything that occurs throughout a flight or at the airport. Besides airplane and helicopter crashes, it might also include, for example, accidents that happen during boarding or accidents that injure passengers while they are on board.
An experienced plane crash attorney knows that small plane crashes can cause some of the most difficult litigation problems. However, our attorneys at The ORLANDO Firm, P.C., have experience and training in pre-flight safety inspections, as well as many hours of flight time.
We know what proof to search for, and how to show that the pilot or owner was at fault. Most importantly, we know what it takes to ensure that our clients and their families are compensated for their injuries and losses.
What Can an Aviation Accident Lawyer Do?
After an airplane or jet crash, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), together with the National Transport Safety Board (NTSB), will start their examination to identify what when wrong and caused the accident.
Regardless of the FAA and NTSB efforts to minimize pilot error and improve passenger security, plane crashes that could have been prevented still occur at an amazingly high rate. These crashes are really challenging and expensive. That’s why it’s so important that you talk to a lawyer who has the experience and resources required to hold the companies and pilots accountable.
Common causes of plane crashes include:
- Equipment malfunction
- Failure to properly inspect, service or repair
- Safety violations
- Pilot or the member of the crew error
- Air traffic control negligence
Other causes include sabotage, passenger negligence or intent, improper cargo loading, runway blockages, as well as bad weather. Although no one can be responsible for causing bad weather, aviation company or a pilot could be held accountable because of failing to obey procedures or check the weather conditions.
If you or your loved one have been involved in an aviation accident, it’s crucial to contact an aviation accident lawyer as quickly as possible.
Our lawyers and investigators at The ORLANDO Firm, P.C. will immediately conduct an extensive investigation to preserve and document data from the actual wreckage. It’s important to interview all ground and traffic control witnesses, as well as collect radar, weather, and aircraft data. We will also identify all potentially culpable parties and evaluate jurisdictional issues.
That approach allows our law firm to expedite the retention of the appropriate expert witnesses to conduct testing while evidence is still fresh.
It’s Important to Have an Aviation Lawyer on Your Side
If you have been injured in an aviation accident in Georgia, you can typically recover these types of damages:
- Medical costs, including prescription drugs and future medical care
- The cost of mental health treatment
- Lost wages
These costs will help you pay for your treatment and support yourself and your family until you are recovered. In case you have lost a loved one in an aviation accident, surviving family members may be eligible for wrongful death compensation.
We and our staff at The ORLANDO Firm, P.C., promise to provide you with legal representation aimed at helping you through a difficult and painful time of your life. We will do our best to make sure that you make the recovery to which you are entitled.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Aviation Accident Attorney
Aviation accidents are different than other accidents because there is a high probability the accident will cause fatalities or catastrophic injuries. In addition, these accidents and lawsuits can involve both state and federal laws.
Federal legislation such as the General Aviation Revitalization Act immunizes airplane manufactures from product liability claims associated with airplanes that are more than 18 years old. Most planes in service are older than that.
Insurance protection can also be an issue. By federal law, private plane owners, don’t have to purchase liability insurance. In most cases, the pilot carries more liability insurance on his/her own vehicle than on the plane or helicopter that crashed. In fact, general aviation pilots might carry no liability insurance coverage at all. That means some private jets are uninsured.
These are some of the reasons that can make it harder to seek financial recovery for aviation accidents, and why it’s crucial to have a skillful aviation accident attorney on your side.
Our Team of Aviation Lawyers Can Help You
If you or your loved one suffered a tragic loss due to the crash of an aircraft, contact us and schedule a free consultation.
We hope you will permit The ORLANDO Firm, P.C., to put our skill and years of trial experience to work for you. Call us at 404-373-1800 or toll-free at 1-866-373-1800. While we can not guarantee the outcome of your case, if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay us anything.
The Orlando Firm are your personal injury attorneys with the experience to win.