On any given day, there are more than 87,000 flights in the United States, which translates to around 800 million passengers per year. Statistically, you are unlikely to die in an aviation accident. In fact, you are far more likely to die in a car accident than a plane crash. Still, the unexpected does happen, and if you have been injured in an aviation accident or if you’ve lost a loved one, you should know how to get compensation. The attorneys at McIntyre Law will help you find an aviation accident lawyer and top-notch legal team that can guide you through the process of recovering damages from these injuries.
Like it or not, we live in a global economy, which means that more people are engaging in air travel than ever before. Our skies are crowded and our pilots are at maximum capacity. Generally, an aviation accident happens because of one of the following:
Your aviation accident attorney can help you determine whether a lawsuit is brought against the pilot, the airline, the aircraft owner, the aircraft or parts manufacturers, maintenance provider, federal government, airport operators, or other parties. The circumstances surrounding the particular accident in which you or a loved one was involved would determine whether other agencies’, companies’ or individuals’ conduct should be investigated.
Physical harm is not the only way that a person can be affected by an aviation accident or other catastrophic event. You could suffer emotional harm if you were in the “zone of danger”, or if you are the spouse, legal guardian, or next of kin of someone injured in the crash, or the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. An aviation accident lawyer can determine your rights as someone who has suffered a loss associated with a plane crash or incident.
There are a lot of factors that could complicate a lawsuit for an aviation accident. For one thing, you might need to bring a case outside of your home jurisdiction, or even outside the United States. The only way to do that is to have expert advice as to how to navigate tricky legal proceedings and rules.
It’s also possible that an aviation accident could involve several causes of action, including claims for negligence, product liability, or suits under the Federal Tort Claims Act. When you are considering a lawsuit against the government, it is litigated differently from other claims. One way to make sure that you are retaining an aviation accident attorney who has the expertise to fully investigate and bring the correct actions for your suit is to have someone who is not just an attorney, but also an experienced pilot. That person will be more knowledgeable than anyone about the complexities of your claim.
The attorneys at McIntyre Law are experienced in handling claims in almost any manner of personal injury, wrongful death, products liability and several other areas of litigation. However, an aviation accident attorney must have a very specific set of expertise for this complex area of litigation. That’s why we will work closely with you to help find the correct lawyers for the case. It’s our mission to ensure that our clients, and anyone who contacts our firm, is made whole from his or her injuries. If you have experienced suffering from an aviation accident, contact us today.