Aviation crashes, while not common, do happen. An aviation crash can be caused by anything from pilot error to terrorists to malfunctioning systems within the plane structure. If you or a loved one was injured in an aviation crash or a loved one died as a result of an aviation crash, contact an aviation lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and losses due to the aviation crash. If it is found that it is negligence on the part of the airline, the pilot or other staff member of the airline, you may also be entitled to punitive damages.
There are various things that cause airplane accidents, including pilot error, other human error (such as ground control and maintenance personnel), weather, mechanical failure and sabotage. Pilot error is divided into three sections: Pilot error, pilot error that is weather related, and pilot error that is mechanical related.
Aviation crash lawyers have experience with aviation crashes and insurance companies that represent airlines. They also have access to extensive expert witnesses (crash experts and medical personnel) should your case go all the way to trial.