New Jersey Aviation Accident Lawyers
Aviation accidents range from collisions between aircraft in the air or on the ground to in-flight accidents caused by overhead bin malfunctions or injuries occurring during turbulence. When something goes wrong with a plane while it’s in the air, there’s no pulling over to the side of the road to investigate. It’s usually an immediate situation that can be catastrophic for both pilots and passengers. Many parties can be at fault in an aviation case – from the pilot and airline to the behind-the-scenes contributors, such as maintenance contractors, parts manufacturers, etc.
Some common causes of aviation accidents include:
- Aircraft or component defect
- Pilot error
- Air Traffic Control Errors
- Weather-Related or Turbulence problems
- Instrument Failure
- Maintenance Issues
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2008, there were 1,304,000 passenger car accidents resulting in injuries and 14,587 fatalities. In that same year, there were 1,659 plane accidents and 566 fatalities in all U.S. civil aviation categories. While you are more likely to be injured in a car accident, you’re less likely to survive a plane crash.
Our personal injury attorneys know it takes hard work and dedication to obtain maximum compensation for a client. Aviation accidents are complex and can include multiple-party liability, whether it involves a private plane, airliner, helicopter, ultralight aircraft or cargo plane. Federal authorities are called in to investigate crashes and other airline accidents, with the main agencies being the NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Our attorneys know how to work with these agencies and call upon experts to build a case.
If one of the major airlines is involved in your accident, the Family Assistance Act (enacted in 1996) can be discussed with you. This Act provides assistance to families following an aviation disaster by establishing a communications network as well as grief counseling and support not to mention other services.
Our attorneys at O’Connor, Parsons, Lane and Noble fight to recover all damages so that you can get back on to your every day life. If you have lost a family member in a tragic plane crash, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. Contact our New Jersey Aviation Accident attorneys at the office of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble. You can simply Contact us online or call 1-908-251-9368 or 1-800-586-5817 for a free no obligation consultation.