Aviation Accident Attorneys
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Despite significant advances in safety technology, human error and mechanical failure continue to cause aviation accidents throughout Texas, the Gulf Coast, and the United States.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there were more than 1,500 civil aviation accidents in the U.S. in 2012. In regards to general aviation accidents, there were more than 1,400 accidents, with more than 250 of them being fatal.
It’s important to seek legal assistance immediately after an aviation accident in order to ensure that important evidence is preserved and your right to recover compensation are protected. The aviation accident attorneys of Arnold & Itkin are prepared to help. We have secured billions of dollars in compensation for our clients and can bring this skill and insight to your case.
We proudly help clients throughout all of Texas, including Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Laredo, Brownsville, McAllen, Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo. We’ve helped clients from all 50 states, including Louisiana, New Mexico, and beyond. Call now.
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Benefits Of Hiring a local Personal Injury Law Firm:
The legal world can be complex and confusing at times. Do not try to maneuver it by yourself – hire a personal injury lawyer who knows their way around the Texas Court system. A personal injury attorney has the experience and training to handle accident cases. Also, they will have tools at their disposal that can help prove your case, such as computer animations, expert testimony and accident investigators. So, whether you have been injured in a car accident, a fire, at a hospital or even in your own home, contact us!
Contact one of our personal injury lawyers if you have been injured in:
- Airport Accidents
- Helicopter Crashes
- Offshore Helicopter Accidents
- Private Plane Accidents
Why Should You Contact Us?
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH OUR TEAM
- Billions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
- 100s of Cases Won in Excess of $1 Million
- Cases Won for Our Clients from Coast to Coast
- Frequently Featured in Local & National Media
- You Don’t Pay a Dime Unless We Win
At our law firm, we are committed to protecting those hurt by airplane and helicopter crashes. Call today!
It’s usually not any one thing that causes a plane crash—it’s usually a confluence of unrelated factors coming together. Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers” noted that any plane crash is the result of seven errors or factors taking place at once. Weak manufacturing, poor maintenance, tired or inexperienced pilots, distracted air traffic controllers—all of these things could have contributed to your crash. As a result, the people who allowed these things to occur (airlines, plane manufacturers, pilots) can be held accountable in court.
Aviation accidents have a broad definition: it includes any injury or death that occurs from the time a person boards a plane to the moment they get off the aircraft. Technically, tripping in the aisle while getting to your seat could qualify as an “aviation accident.” That’s why accidents are divided into five types: mid-air accidents, mid-air collisions, ground collisions, taxiing accidents, and landing accidents. Each of these accident types could cause fatal or life-altering injuries.
Multiple parties are potentially at fault. Aviation accidents are usually the result of errors in manufacturing or maintenance (mechanical error), air traffic control errors, pilot errors, or crew member miscommunication. Though communication between pilots, crew, and traffic controllers has been standardized for greater clarity and safety, miscommunication can cause enormous harm—the deadliest plane crash in history was a result of a misunderstanding between the control tower and a co-pilot. Other crashes might be due to poor maintenance or design of the aircraft itself.
Your case may take a year or longer. Aviation accidents often involve multiple organizations investigating the same crash: the plane manufacturer, the airline, and the National Transportation Safety Board are all likely to investigate a major aviation accident all at once. Due to the complex factors involved with your case, holding the right party accountable is a time-consuming process. The good news is that the investigation provides a great deal of evidence that could strengthen your case. Your attorneys may also hire a third-party investigator to closely examine the specific factors regarding your injuries.