Aviation Accident Attorneys
Approximately 80 percent of all aviation accidents happen before, after, or during takeoff or landing. They are often described as resulting from human error. Pilot error, communications problems, fog, and airfield congestion can all contribute to catastrophe. So can manufacturer defects, although plane manufacturers rarely admit fault in design.
Passenger jets and planes may also become depressurized during flight for a number of reasons, leading to onboard injuries. And while you or a loved one may survive an aviation accident, there may be long-term emotional or physical effects to address. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), chronic anxiety, and depression are some of the lingering neurological impacts from in-flight accidents and other nonfatal aviation incidents like loss of cabin pressure, loss of engine, and decreased hydraulic pressure.
General Aviation Accidents
Aviation accident with a general aviation plane flown by pilots with very little experience can also occur. Many of these planes are small and light. When flown by inexperienced pilots, they can be dangerous. Sport aircraft are even smaller than the typical general aviation planes at many local airports. Planes that fit into this category take much less training and a reduced amount of hours to be licensed to fly. Another category of plane that is harder to fly is what is often called a "tail dragger". These planes with traditional landing gear have to main wheels under the wings or fuselage and a tail wheel. Visibility during landing and take offs is lower than a plane with tricycle landing gear, or a nose wheel with two additional gears on the wings or fuselage behind the nose wheel. This can lead to an aviation accident.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in a plane crash, plane accident or any kind of accident involving aircraft, contact an attorney at the Accident Recovery Team to determine what your legal options may be. There is no fee unless we collect money for you.