U.S. registered civil aircrafts were involved in 1,500 accidents, of which 275 were fatal accidents resulting in 470 fatalities in recent years. If a person is injured or killed in an airplane accident, a lawsuit may be brought to recover damages from those responsible for causing the accident.
Who might be legally responsible for an airplane crash?
- The pilot(s)
- The airline(s) involved
- The owner of the aircraft
- The manufacturer of the aircraft
- The aircraft maintenance provider
- The government (air traffic controllers and weather services)
- Airport operators
Steve Ray of Ray & Heatherman Law is a licensed commercial pilot for 35 years and handles negligence cases related to airplanes. If you or someone you love was involved in an airplane accident, call our aviation accident lawyers today.