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Were You Or A Loved One In An Airplane Accident?

Wyatt Law Firm knows the emotional, physical, and financial pain caused by catastrophic injuries. We also know what victims are up against. Huge corporations and national insurance agencies dispute transportation accident 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 in a personal airliner, commercial plane, private jet, or helicopter – know that our Texas aviation accident lawyers are here for you. We’ve been there before, and we know how to get results.

We know aviation accident cases. Ms. Wyatt represented injured plaintiffs in the Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash and the American Airlines Flight 587 crash. She has also acted as a member of the Steering Committee for the consolidated Alaska Airline cases.

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Due to the serious concerns posed by aviation accidents, they are investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). This organization collects crash data and compiles it to inform decision-making and legislation for airline transportation safety. The NTSB and other organizations list a variety of different factors that can pose safety risks to airline passengers:

  • Misrigging
  • 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 against the airline as well as potential other defendants such as the maintenance company.

Determining What Caused An Airplane Accident

Determining the cause of an aviation accident can be a complex and lengthy process. Though federal, state, and private investigative agencies can be employed to uncover the cause, this can take months or even years. Here is an example of an investigation conducted by the NTSB about a battery fire incident involving a 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 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 aviation accident lawyers today for a free evaluation.

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