Aviation is a very heavily regulated industry - the Federal Aviation Administration has strict guidelines and regulations to ensure the safety of pilots and passengers. Thus airline travel, statistically speaking, is generally one of the safest ways to travel. This does not mean, however, the accidents do not happen - and when they do the results are often devastating. If you have been injured in an airline accident, or if a family member or loved one has been killed in a plane crash, you may qualify to file claim to recover the damages that you have suffered. A knowledgeable airline accident attorney in California can help you through this trying time.
Airline accidents, of course, include accidents on major domestic or international airlines, but also include injuries sustained on smaller aircraft like private planes, charter planes, helicopters, or sightseeing tour planes. Accidents on aircraft like these can take a variety of forms - including crashes, turbulence, and malfunctioning - and can happen for many reasons. Common causes of aviation accidents include mechanical failure, defective parts, runway flaws, pilot error or negligence, Air Traffic Controller error or negligence, failure to comply with FAA regulations, or improper maintenance of the craft. If injury was caused due to any of these factors when negligence or carelessness was involved, victims or their loved ones may be eligible to seek compensation for physical and mental damages inflicted as a result. Damages can be awarded to compensate for pain, medical bills, emotional stress, loss of wages, loss of companionship, and more.
Aviation accidents are typically very complicated personal injury cases. Liable parties in the cases of airline accidents will generally be armed to the teeth with legal representation, with the sole purpose of eliminating or limiting damages paid out to victims or their families. If you are seeking restitution for an airline accident, it is vital to have your own aggressive legal representation to ensure that you are not taken advantage of and that your rights as a victim are protected. At Sharifi Firm, APC, we provide strong representation by top California airline accident attorneys to maximize the damages awarded to our clients.
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