Airplane Crash Attorneys in Missouri and Illinois
Air travel allows many people to travel faster and over longer distances than cars and other automobiles and is generally considered a safe means of transportation. When accidents happen, however, they are very serious and typically result in catastrophic or fatal injuries for their victims. Airplane accident victims and their families may be able to recover damages to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses related to their accidents.
Causes of Plane Crashes and Aviation Accidents
Aviation accidents, involving common carriers, small planes, large jets, helicopters and other aircraft, have a variety of causes that include:
- Pilot error or insufficient pilot training
- Defective equipment
- Improperly maintained aircraft
- Violations of FAA regulations
- Negligence of air traffic controllers
- Overloaded planes
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are responsible for investigating all accidents involving civil aircraft and will provide much of the information used to pursue personal injury or wrongful death claims. Aviation law is complex, however, and requires an attorney who understands federal and state rules and regulations as well as the standards of care owed to aviation accident victims.