Airplane accident cases make up a small fraction of personal injury cases nationwide, though they almost always have catastrophic consequences. As a result, few personal injury lawyers have ever handled an aircraft accident in their career.
Aircraft accidents involve a joint initial investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the manufacturer of the aircraft of any parts suspected of causing or contributing to the accident. The victims’ families are not permitted to participate in this investigation. Even before the investigation begins, the experienced accident firm will hire experts to evaluate the available crash scene evidence and evidence from first responders as it becomes available. Once made available, a careful inspection of the aircraft is also required.
The families of those lost in airplane crashes and lucky survivors often do not know where to turn after a devastating crash. The causes of airplane crashes can range from faulty maintenance, poor weather, pilot error, traffic control error, design defects, warning defects, and others. To compound the difficulty, government investigations can take months or even years to reach conclusion.
It takes an experienced firm with access to the necessary resources to successfully prosecute airplane accident cases. If you or your loved one have been involved in airplane accident, the lawyers at Armstrong & Lee LLP are ready to assist. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.