Airplane Accident Lawyer
Statistically speaking, flying has long been considered the safest mode of transportation. But safest does not mean that accidents never occur. And when an airplane accident does happen, it often leaves many devastated victims and families in its wake.
If you have been seriously injured in an airplane accident–or lost a loved one in an air crash–you understandably want to hold someone accountable. An experienced lawyer can help. At Keith B. French Law, PLLC, our firm assists clients in handling complex personal injury cases such as those arising from airplane crashes. Attorney Keith French is an experienced litigator who is prepared to fight for you and your family in seeking justice.
Who Is Responsible for an Airplane Accident?
Airplane safety is itself no accident. It requires constant vigilance by a well-trained and alert crew to ensure a flight is completed safely. So when something does go wrong there are a number of potential factors that need to be examined in determining fault. Some of the more common causes of airplane accidents include:
- Pilot error – An inexperienced, improperly trained, distracted, or fatigued pilot can make a mistake at a critical point in a flight leading to a preventable accident.
- Air traffic control error – Pilots do not work alone. They depend on air traffic controllers to safely guide them in and out of busy airports. A controller error can lead to a horrific accident such as a runway collision.
- Flight crew errors – Cabin crew are responsible for the safety of all passengers on board a commercial flight. If a flight attendant fails to detect an onboard threat, such as a passenger with a weapon, the airline may be responsible if anyone is injured.
- Ground crew mistakes – Before any flight, a number of ground crew personnel must ensure the plane is properly fueled and inspected for potential mechanical problems. Any mistakes or oversights on their part can lead to tragedy.
- Defective airplane design – Even when everyone else associated with the flight does their jobs properly, if the airplane itself contains a defective part or latent design defect, something can still go horribly wrong.
When airplane accidents do occur, federal regulators usually take the lead in investigating the immediate and underlying causes. But such investigations are designed primarily to improve aviation safety going forward. The victims of the accident and their families generally need to retain their own attorney and pursue lawsuits against the airline, airplane manufacturer, and other potentially responsible parties in order to seek compensation for their losses.
Contact Keith B. French Law Today
Airplane accidents are rarely a simple matter. Unlike the typical car accident, the investigation of an airplane accident can take several years to complete. Meanwhile, victims and their families are struggling to make ends meet. That is why if you are in that position it is critical to work with a qualified Pearland airplane accident lawyer who will advocate for your rights. Contact Keith B. French Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free consultation.