Flight accidents are some of the most feared and horrifying disasters a person can experience. As soon as one occurs, there’s a race between pilots, airlines, airports, and aircraft manufacturers to deny responsibility.
Aviation Accident Attorney
New Orleans, Louisiana
Browne Law cuts through the bull and conducts an objective investigation to get to the truth.
Once we find it, we make sure that you make whoever is responsible pay for your injuries.
Common causes of aviation accidents
- Pilot error
- Air traffic controller error
- Mechanical failure
- Malfunctioning or defective equipment or components
- Inadequate airplane maintenance
- Runway problems
Aviation accident injuries
Aviation accidents such as plane crashes often result in significant and catastrophic injuries, including:
- Bone fractures
- Significant lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Cardiovascular injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
Not all harmful aviation accidents involve plane crashes or some other type of catastrophic event. Problems can occur during the flight, such as extreme turbulence, which can lead to minor, moderate, or serious injuries. For instance, unsecured items in the overhead bin can result in head trauma and lacerations during turbulence. Or, if the interior of the plane is not as well-maintained, clean, and safe as it should be, you could trip and fall. You have the right to recover compensation for any type or severity of injury you suffer while on the aircraft.
Who is responsible for an aviation accident?
The party responsible for compensating you for your injuries or loss depends largely on why the accident took place. Aviation accidents require an independent, in-depth investigation to determine what happened, why it happened, and who is liable for compensating you. If you were involved in an accident, whether or not it was a plane crash, or you lost a family member in an incident, it’s important that you contact an experienced aviation attorney today.
Liability for an aviation accident also may depend on whether it was a private or commercial flight. During a commercial flight, you are most likely to handle the claim with the airline, since it is likely responsible for numerous aspect of the aircraft and flight, including the pilot or maintenance personnel conduct. However, an accident involving a personal or private aircraft is more likely to be an individual’s responsibility. For instance, if you were injured due to pilot error and the pilot owned the small aircraft or was an independent contractor, then you are more likely to file a claim against that person.
Depending on what independent and federal and state authorities’ investigations uncover, the liable party may include the:
- Airline or air carrier
- Third-party maintenance provider
- Air traffic controller
- Airport personnel
- Aircraft designer
- Aircraft or part manufacturer