Causes of Aviation Accidents
Air travel is a generally safe means of travel, getting passengers to their final destination quickly. However, aviation accidents do happen and are often deadly. Both commercial and noncommercial aircraft are included in aviation accident law. Commercial aircraft include the major airlines, while non-commercial aircraft include, private planes and jets, charter flights, helicopters, and even hang gliders. Here are some of the most common aviation accident causes for both commercial and noncommercial aircraft:
- Pilot error
- Violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations
- Unmaintained or faulty equipment
- Aircraft design flaws or issues
- Negligence on behalf of Federal Air Traffic Controllers of Flight Service Station employees
Should you decide to file a legal claim, various parties may be legally responsible for the accident. Aircraft owners and operators are often liable, though in some cases the manufacturers or maintenance suppliers are deemed responsible. In some cases, the federal government was partially liable for the accident. To prove someone liable the person injured in the accident has to have proof that the liable party did not comply with aircraft operation industry standards, including operation, engineering, or regulations.
Call an Attorney
If you or a loved one has been killed or injured due to an aircraft accident and decide to follow through with legal action, please be aware that aviation accident law is complex. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the tricky laws and provide you with a better outcome. To speak with a Nashville aviation accident attorney, call the office of Pohl & Berk, LLP at (615) 277-2765 today.