Air travel is one of the great engineering feats of the modern age. From the design of the different aircraft that we use to the ways in which flights are managed and organized, it is all really quite impressive. However, even with all of the thought and planning that goes into modern air travel, things are bound to go wrong once in a while and when something goes wrong with a flight, it tends to go dramatically wrong.
A plane crash is one of the most dangerous situations imaginable. The circumstances of a crash usually mean that the chances of survival are slim and that those fortunate to survive will suffer devastating injuries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, then you may need the services of a Whittier aviation accident attorney.
What causes aviation accidents?
An aviation accident can have a range of different causes and in many incidents, there are multiple contributing factors. The following list includes some of the more common causes of commercial airline crashes, in order from most common to least.
- Pilot error with no known contributing factors
- Mechanical failure
- Pilot error with weather as a contributing factor
- Human error that does not involve a pilot
- Pilot error with mechanical failure as a contributing factor
Contact an attorney
When it comes to events that may give rise to a personal injury or wrongful death claim, aviation accidents are probably some of the most complex. For this reason, the claimants need to find a personal injury lawyer that is well versed in aviation law. An experienced Whittier aviation accident attorney will not only have a strong knowledge of the relevant laws that may apply, but they will also understand how to carry out the investigation and to build a strong case. For expert representation of your aviation injury claim, contact the team at the Quirk Law Group.