Statistically speaking, plane travel is safer than other modes of transportation. However, when an aviation accident does occur, it’s usually more catastrophic. Because of their multilayered nature, often involving a mix of state, federal, and international law, it is crucial to hire a smart and experienced aviation lawyer to represent your interests in court.
St. Louis aviation accident attorney Gonzalo Fernandez has handled plane and helicopter accidents and other personal injury cases for over 30 years.
What Airplane Accidents Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Handle?
Aviation accidents span multiple types of aircraft. Such accidents include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Commercial airline crashes
- Small plane crashes
- Helicopter crashes
- Air ambulance crashes
- Crop duster crashes
- Airport accidents
- Injuries occurring while passengers board and disembark
- Injuries resulting from mechanical failure or malfunctioning safety features
- And others
Who Is Responsible For an Aviation Accident?
Depending on where the airplane crashed and the circumstances of the accident, different laws apply. A multitude of parties can be found responsible for a crash: agencies, airline personnel, passengers, maintenance crews, air-traffic controllers, and manufacturers can be charged with varying degrees of responsibility. Was it a pilot’s error, a mechanic’s error, a manufacturing defect, negligence of an air traffic controller or neglect by airport authorities?
How Can an Aviation Accident Attorney Help?
Aviation is a highly regulated enterprise. To get to the bottom of the causes of an airplane crash, a detailed investigation is an important first step.
Whether you were seriously injured or a family member was catastrophically injured or killed in an aviation accident, contact us to review your case. The sooner you call, the better in order to maximize the effectiveness of a thorough investigation.
Contact us or call 314-433-9131 to speak with an aviation accident lawyer.