Generally, traveling by airplane is one of the safest means of transportation, but when airplane accidents do occur they are often fatal. Such an event will have a devastating impact on survivorsí lives, whether they are a surviving passenger or a family member of a plane crash victim. The first priority for the survivors is usually putting their lives back together and dealing with the physical and emotional impact from the crash. However, it is important for survivors to make sure that they are taking steps to preserve their legal rights. Just like other lawsuits, there are timelines involved. The sooner you contact an attorney to protect your rights the better.
Prosecuting a civil aviation related lawsuit is a complex undertaking. First, myriad rules, regulations and state and federal statutes interact to make it difficult to negotiate the aviation litigation framework. Next, determining the cause of the crash will necessarily involve the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration and likely other state and federal agencies. It will also involve the use of multiple expensive expert consultants and witnesses, such as metallurgists, avionics experts, aeronautics engineers, meteorologists and mechanical experts (among others). Finally, potentially liable parties vary depending on the cause of the aircraft accident. The owner and operator of the aircraft may be liable; manufacturers or maintenance suppliers may be liable in certain circumstances; even the federal government can have some responsibility in an aircraft accident or aircraft collision.
I handle aviation accidents ranging from wrongful death in a plane crash or collision to comparatively minor injuries that occur on the plane or in the airport terminal. If you or someone you know was injured or killed in an aviation accident, it is imperative that you immediately contact The Law Office of Josh Lamborn, P.C. to begin protecting your rights.
Call 503-546-0461 or email Josh at email@example.com to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.