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We seldom see a major airliner accident mentioned in the news which supports the industry’s statements about the safety of flying. When accidents do occur the results can be tragic. An aviation accident whether of a small private plane, helicopter or another can happen for a variety of reasons bad weather, structural or design problems, pilot error, maintenance errors, air traffic controller negligence and even contaminated the fuel. If you or a loved one has been in an airplane crash it is crucial that you get help from an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
Most air accidents involve general aviation flights which include small and larger privately owned aircraft. There are two different federal government agencies which regulate air travel and investigate causes of air accidents as well as state and local authorities who may become involved. Aviation law is a complex area of litigation. An air disaster can be brought on by one malfunction leading to another more serious problem. Because there can be a number of contributing factors aviation law permits several parties to be held liable for airplane accidents. Depending upon the nature of the accident it may be found that the pilot, the plane manufacturer or designer, maintenance and repair crew, or others may be found responsible. A skilled airplane crash lawyer at our firm understands the complexities involved and will help you to prepare a comprehensive claim for damages.
Whether injury or death is the result, you have a legal right to seek compensation for your damages which can include lost income or future income, medical expenses, disability, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Wrongful death claims are often necessary in aviation accidents as many of the victims do not survive. Airplane crash cases require a thorough understanding of federal and state aviation law. Call Okabe & Haushalter to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer about your legal rights.
Contact a Los Angeles Airplane Crash Attorney at our firm who understands how to maximize a claim for compensation.