Wyatt Law Firm knows catastrophic injuries. We know the pain they cause - emotionally, physically, and financially. We also know what victims are up against. Huge corporations and national insurance agencies deal with transportation accident disputes and claims daily, but we don't shy away from a challenge. If you or someone you love has been involved in an aviation accident - whether a personal airliner, commercial plane, private jet, or helicopter - know that our San Antonio aviation accident lawyers are here for you. We've been there before, and we know how to get results in these types of cases.
We know aviation accident cases. Ms. Wyatt has represented injured plaintiffs in the Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash and the American Airlines Flight 587 crash and acted as a member of the Steering Committee for the consolidated Alaska Airline cases.
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Due to the severity of most aviation accidents, they are investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). This organization collects all crash data and compiles it to inform decision making and legislation in the arena of airline transportation safety. The NTSB and other organizations list a variety of different factors that can pose safety risks to airline passengers, including:
- Failed maintenance
- Impairment (alcohol or drug)
- Severe weather and low visibility
- Icing of the carburetor
- Air traffic controller error
Mechanical failure, adverse weather conditions, and human error are the most common causes of aviation accidents. In any of these scenarios, victims of airplane crashes and their families may have legal recourse to bring claims against the airline as well as potential other defendants such as the maintenance company.
Determining What Caused An Airplane Accident
It can be a complex and lengthy process to determine the cause of an aviation accident. Federal, state, and private investigative agencies can be employed to uncover the cause, but this can take months or even years. Here is an example of an investigation conducted by the NTSB about a battery fire incident involving Japan Airlines Boeing 787:
The NTSB identified the following safety issues that directly contributed to the incident -
- Internal short circuiting
- Cell manufacturing defects
- Exposure to high-temperature conditions that led to the short circuit
- Insufficient guidelines for manufacturers to test the safety of the batteries
- Insufficient information for the FAA to be able to properly certify these batteries
- Stale flight data and poor quality audio recordings
Contact Our Texas Airplane Accident Lawyers
Contact a San Antonio catastrophic injury attorney at Wyatt Law Firm today if you or someone you love was involved in an aviation accident. With our experience in these types of cases, choosing our law firm to be in your corner can give you the confidence you need to stand up to the airline company and other responsible parties. There is no fee unless we win your case, so call our San Antonio aviation accident lawyers today for a free evaluation.