Aviation Accident Attorneys
Fighting for Justice in Aviation Accidents
Typically, when we walk into a helicopter or airplane, we imagine our destination and the fun events to come, not air travel dangers. However, aviation accidents are likely to result in catastrophe. Deaths, injuries, and damage to properties due to a helicopter crash or an airplane accident often far outweigh those correlated to car accidents. For several years, aviation accident victims and their family members have embraced the aviation accident attorneys at The Cochran Firm to navigate complex litigation practices associated with air travel to obtain righteous compensation for their losses.
Types of Aviation Accidents
The market for air travel is presumed to increase over the following 20 years. This growth will produce challenges to a business already plagued with safety problems, pilot shortages, and aging aircraft. Thousands of new routes, planes, airports, and pilots will test what regulators might claim is an already precarious position where traveler protection may take a backseat to profits.
The compassionate aviation accident lawyers at The Cochran Firm hold the extensive experience to help counsel victims and their loved ones after an aviation accident. We understand the difficulty that a catastrophic accident can have on families. Our team is determined to work tirelessly on your behalf so that you can concentrate on your physical and emotional healing. For your free, no-obligation initial consultation with a Cochran Firm aviation accident lawyer, please Contact Us today.
The Cochran Firm regularly handles aviation accident and crash cases, including helicopters, sightseeing helicopters, commercial airplanes, and private planes.
- Helicopter Accidents and Crashes
- Private Plane Accidents and Crashes
- Commercial Airplane Accidents and Crashes
- Frightening Trends in Avoidable Disasters
Accidents and Fatalities
Aviation fatalities and accidents were steadily beginning to decline until 2017. Since then, we have seen a rise in these tragedies, suggesting that aircraft travel has become more dangerous. Over the last five years, there has been an average of 14 fatal aviation accidents for cargo planes and commercial airplanes resulting in 345 annual deaths. Unfortunately, several of the aviation accidents that transpired could have been averted if more extensive pilot instruction, proper aircraft maintenance, more effective safety regulations, or a combination of certain safeguards were taken. Behind the statistics are lives and emotions that have been damaged. Each family that is affected is one too many.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of an aviation accident, seeking a compassionate, determined attorney to have on your side can support you in navigating the tedious and challenging work in the aftermath. Our team understands when a pilot, airline, or manufacturer is responsible for deaths and life-altering injuries. Contact The Cochran Firm today, and we will help to secure justice for you.
Common Causes of Aviation Accidents
- Pilot error
- Maintenance team error or miscommunication
- Air traffic controller error or miscommunication
- Mechanical defects
- Component failures
- Bad weather
Depending on the cause, the fault may be fixed on one or more individuals, including:
- The aircraft's owner and operator
- An airline
- The parts or plane manufacturer
- The maintenance contractor
Families and victims can arrange a wrongful death or personal injury claim to seek compensation for losses that include:
- Medical expenses
- Future earning potential
- Emotional distress
- Suffering and pain
- Loss of companionship with one's husband or wife
The settlement may additionally involve punitive damages to the individuals at fault for the catastrophe. The aviation attorneys at The Cochran Firm pursue every potential avenue for our clients to receive the compensation they deserve after one of these severe accidents.
Automation and Human Error
While technological advancements and automation are designed to make flying aircraft safer, new accidents suggest otherwise. Systems such as autopilot, stability augmentation systems, mission processors, and flight management computers assist pilots during many parts of a flight.
Because of the considerable reliance on these systems, pilots have more limited hands-on flight time, providing them less experience during critical maneuvers necessary to complete the flight. To make circumstances worse, manufacturers may implement updates to their systems that federal regulators are not always informed of.
The attorneys at The Cochran Firm will strive to bring justice to aviation accident victims. For your free, no-obligation initial consultation with a Cochran Firm aviation accident lawyer, please Contact Us today.