Air travel is statistically safer than automotive travel, when you measure on a "per mile traveled" basis. However, when airplane accidents do occur, they tend to involve more people, cause more fatalities and injuries, and lead to wide scale wrangling over insurance issues. Moreover, assigning liability in aviation accidents cases can often be far more complicated than it may appear upon first inspection of the facts.
Depending on where and under what circumstances the accident occurred, very different laws can apply. Various commanding agencies, airline personnel and even passengers can be charged with partial or full responsibility for air disasters. Maintenance crews, air-traffic controllers, airplane owners, and parts manufactures can also be implicated some way or another in aviation disaster accidents.
Another factor to consider is that airplane crashes often involve injuries to more than one party. Thus, sometimes it may behoove a plaintiff to connect with other injured parties to launch a class-action suit. That said, if, for instance, other plaintiffs make ill-advised choices about their representation, you may want to seek independent private counsel.
Given the massive publicity and money involved in aviation accident cases, the resulting legal battles can drag on for years in the public spotlight — sometimes even for decades. To parse the ultimate causes and long-term effects of airline accidents can prove to be a confounding and frustrating business.
Fortunately, injured parties can turn to the tested and aggressive law firm of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP. For decades, we have represented accident victims against powerful corporations and generated unparalleled results for our clients. We are accessible 24/7 for our clients, and our reputation speaks for itself. We have won multiple seven-figure verdicts for air crash victims, including a $15 million verdict won on behalf of clients who lost relatives aboard Singapore Airlines Flight 006 and an $11 million verdict for the parents of a young woman who died aboard a Gulf Stream 3 plane.
Our firm's track record for prosecuting airline accident cases is unmatched. Phone us toll-free at 1-877-800-1700 to set up a free consultation now.