Melbourne Airplane Accident Lawyer
Air travel is widely considered one of the safest modes of transportation in the United States. Of course, this means that when an airplane accident does occur, it tends to make headlines, especially since crashes involving aircraft often result in serious injuries or fatalities. And just like with any other form of accident, if negligence was an underlying cause of a crash, the victims and their families have a legal right to demand compensation.
The skilled Melbourne airplane accident lawyers at the Pendas Law Firm represent crash victims and family members who are seeking justice. Our team has the knowledge and experience to fully and thoroughly investigate the causes of an airplane crash and determine who can be held legally responsible. We understand the devastation that a plane accident leaves in its wake, which is why we will make every effort to seek appropriate legal damages.
What Are the Common Causes of Florida Airplane Accidents?
An airplane accident is often the result of a number of factors. Some of these factors may be beyond the control of any one person. But many of them can be traced back to some negligent act or omission.
Here are three common areas of negligence that we often see in airplane accidents:
- Pilot error – Commercial airline pilots are highly trained professionals who log thousands of hours in the cockpit. Many airplane accidents, however, involve smaller, recreational planes operated by far less experienced pilots whose skills are not always kept current. But the reality is that all pilots are human and if any of them–commercial or recreational–make a mistake or error at a critical moment, that can lead to a crash.
- Mechanical defects – Airplanes are complex machines. And like any product that is sold commercially, there may be defects in the design or manufacturing process that eventually leads to a critical system failure and an accident. In such cases, the manufacturer of the airplane–or one of its parts–may be legally responsible to compensate the victims.
- Faulty maintenance – Even when an aircraft is well designed and has an experienced crew, if the owner of the plane does not conduct regular inspections and perform appropriate maintenance, there can still be a disaster in the air or on the runway. Many commercial aviation accidents have been the result of simply failing to identify and replace a faulty part.
Unlike most car accidents, when there is an airplane accident the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) usually conducts a full investigation into the “probable cause” of the crash. The NTSB’s report is often a key piece of evidence for victims and family members who are looking to identify the responsible parties as part of a personal injury claim. The team at Pendas Law is experienced in reviewing these reports and conducting additional inquiries into what led to a preventable accident.
Contact The Pendas Law Firm Today
While airplane accidents are thankfully rare, when they do occur they often leave injured victims and grieving families in their wake. The Melbourne airplane accident attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm can help you in beginning the process of rebuilding following such trauma. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.