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Airplane Crashes: Why you need an Airplane Accident Lawyer in Michigan

Personal injury claims arising out of airplane crashes are particularly complicated and often involve serious bodily injury. Aviation-related injuries result in approximately 1,000 hospitalizations each year in the United States, with an in-hospital mortality rate of 2%. Before proceeding with an aviation-accident personal injury claim, speak with an airplane accident lawyer that has experience handling cases like yours.

According to statistics from the Aviation Safety Network (ASN), 556 people died in 15 airplane accidents in 2018. Of these crashes, 12 involved passenger planes, and three were cargo flights. These numbers represent about one fatal accident for every 3 million flights.

In addition, approximately 1,000 people are hospitalized each year after being injured in aviation accidents. Around 2% of these victims die in the hospital as a result of their injuries. The most common injury sustained by aviation crash survivors is lower-limb fracture.

While airplane crashes and other aviation accidents are rare, they often have serious, even deadly, consequences. For this reason, personal injury claims involving aviation accidents are particularly complicated.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an airplane crash, you and your family may be entitled to substantial compensation. Recovering the damages you are entitled to requires the expertise and resources of an experienced aviation accident lawyer.

That’s why you should contact us immediately to connect with a member of our highly regarded legal team. We are ready to help you win the compensation you and your family deserve.

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The Legal Process for Aviation Cases

Filing a lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for an aviation accident is a complex and lengthy process. One of the most time-consuming aspects is known as "discovery," which involves obtaining the evidence necessary to win your case. Discovery may include gathering an extensive collection of documents and other relevant materials. Testimony from expert witnesses or representatives from various government and private organizations may also be required. Our knowledgeable aviation accident lawyers know what is needed to win the most challenging cases.

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The Role of the National Traffic Safety Board in Airplane Crash Investigations

The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) collects data on airplane crashes and attempts to uncover the cause of the crash. While the NTSB conducts a thorough investigation of each crash, bringing justice to injured victims and their families is not part of its mission. In fact, the board’s analysis of factual information gathered in the course of an airplane crash investigation cannot be used as evidence in a court of law.

Therefore, while the NTSB may start the investigation process moving in the right direction, it is the lawyer’s job to fight for the rights of accident victims and their families.

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Legal Challenges in Airplane Crash Cases

One of the most important legal issues is determining which laws apply to a specific case and where the case may be filed. Some claims may be governed by federal law, state law, or both. In addition, certain cases may be tried in more than one state or venue.

Additionally, some states have damage caps that limit the amount of compensation you may receive. An experienced attorney is best able to determine which laws apply and which venue will be most beneficial for your case.

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What are the Most Common Causes of Airplane Accidents?

There are many reasons for plane crashes and other aviation accidents.

The most common causes include:

  • Engine failure
  • Equipment failure
  • Poor maintenance of mechanical equipment
  • Instrument failure
  • On-board computer or software defects
  • Pilot error
  • Air traffic control error
  • Collision with another aircraft
  • Fuel tank explosion
  • Hazardous weather conditions
  • Ice accumulation on aircraft
  • Ice, snow, or other hazards on runway

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Who is Responsible for an Airplane Crash?

The passengers are innocent victims in any aviation accident. However, some crashes are caused by negligence on the part of one or more individuals, businesses or government entities. Even when an accident is unavoidable, one or more of the following parties may be liable for the harm suffered by the victims and their families.

  • Pilot(s)
  • Airline operator, including supervisors, mechanics or safety personnel
  • Aircraft owner
  • Aircraft manufacturer
  • Manufacturer of the aircraft equipment, instruments or computer systems
  • Contractors hired to maintain the airplane
  • FAA air traffic controllers
  • FAA weather services
  • Airport owner
  • Airport maintenance contractor

If you or a loved one was involved in an airplane crash, our highly qualified aviation accident attorneys can help.

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