Aviation law is a complex field that governs the operation and maintenance of aircrafts and facilities. Aviation accidents, though rare, require specialized knowledge and skill, because the aviation industry is largely governed by federal law.
Most airplane accident cases fall under the one of these types of claims, depending upon whom is at fault:
Negligence refers to a human error that carelessly put the lives of the passengers at risk. In negligence cases, one must prove that the defendant (usually the pilot) acted in a way that was either reckless or incompetent. Negligence cases can also be directed towards airlines if it is found that the accident was caused by faulty maintenance or repair of the airplane.
If it can be proved that the airplane accident was caused by defective equipment or structural problems within the airplane, then a claim can be made against the manufacturer of that equipment.
If the accident is determined to be a result of a federal air traffic control error, then a claim can be made against the Federal Aviation Administration under the FTCA. There are special rules and procedures that must be followed when suing the federal government.
Our aviation experts work closely with governing boards, including the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, to determine causes and liabilities in aviation accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligence in an air traffic accident, the personal injury attorneys at Shaked Law Firm can help. We believe that families who suffer due to the negligence or recklessness on the part of an airline or manufacturer deserve fair and full compensation.
The Shaked Law Firm specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We are committed to personal representation and exceptional client care. Contact our law office toll-free at 877-529-0080 and we will review your case.