Los Angeles Aviation Accident Attorneys
Dedicated Representation for Injured Clients
BD&J passionately upholds clients’ rights in court. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients to successful settlements, and we can provide aggressive representation for your case. Backed by years of experience and an impressive track record of over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, we can fight for your right to compensation.
If you have been injured in an aviation accident, our Los Angeles aviation accident lawyers can discuss your options and help you make informed decisions throughout the process. Contact us today for aggressive representation.
Types of Aviation Accidents
In 2014, there were nearly 1,300 civil aviation accidents in the United States. While flying is statistically the safest way to travel, the risks involved are still high. Aviation accidents often involve commercial airlines, air-taxi and medical helicopters, hot air balloons, personal airplanes, unpowered gliders, and cargo airplanes.
There are several types of aviation accidents. These include:
- Ground collisions
- Mid-air collisions
- Landing accidents
- Taxiing accidents
In any aviation accident situation, the risk of serious injury and death is significant. Injuries may involve paralysis, spinal cord injuries, internal hemorrhaging, lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, coma, and other catastrophic injuries and medical conditions. If you have been involved in a plane crash, it is important to file a claim and seek compensation right away.
Who Is Responsible?
Aviation accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. With so many working parts and people involved in the process, it is important to conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigates all aviation crashes to determine who is at fault.
Causes of aviation accidents include:
- Pilot error
- Design failure
- Air traffic control error
- Mechanical failure
- Maintenance error
- Defective runways
Depending on the situation, a number of people may be held liable for the crash. The pilot, maintenance supervisor, repair technician, air traffic controller, or even the commercial airline may be sued for damages after an aviation accident. The NTSB will conduct a thorough investigation by looking at the condition of the airplane and factors of the incident to determine the cause.
Contact Our Los Angeles Aviation Accident Lawyers Today
At BD&J, we combine compassionate service with tenacious representation. If you were injured in an aviation accident, or a loved one was killed in a plane crash, we can help you file a lawsuit against those responsible. You are entitled to compensation, and we can work hard to provide informative, personal legal assistance from start to finish.