We know that an airplane accident can be devastating for victims and their families. Sheller Law firm is here to help you with advice on how to proceed when an airplane accident has occurred.
Commercial airlines, aircraft manufacturers, airport operators, and their contractors have the responsibility to ensure your flight is safe. Each individual is required to follow regulations, which are enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States. When any of these parties fail to fulfill their obligations, passenger safety is at risk.
Commercial airplanes are actually safer than cars. However, charter planes and single engine planes have an accident rate seven times higher than cars and a significantly higher death rate.
An airplane accident may have many causes. Common causes include: bad weather, turbulence, design problems, errors due to air traffic controllers, repair or maintenance neglect or mistakes, hazardous runways, pilot error and engine failures.
Investigation of an airplane accident or airplane crash is complex and takes experience. Several different agencies may be involved such as the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration or Federal Bureau of Investigation. Should an airplane accident occur on foreign soil The Department of Justin, Department of State or Defense Department is called. Military airplane accidents require investigation by the Military Safety Mishap Board.
A wrongful death claim can be made when someone has been killed as a result of the airline’s negligence. You may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish and future wage loss. Contact us to receive experienced and caring representation. Sheller Law Firm will be there for you in this difficult time.
When you’ve been involved in an aviation accident, contact David L. Sheller of The Sheller Law Firm to protect your rights to appropriate compensation.