Aviation accidents can happen on the ground or in the air. Aviation accident lawyers are well versed in the FAA rules governing aviation. The lawyers also have a team of experts they can call on to testify in a trial if needed. Experts may include accident recreation experts and medical experts. Aviation accident lawyers represent customers, employees and airlines. In most cases, insurance companies are involved. An aviation accident lawyer is also experienced in working with insurance companies for all sides.
Accidents can be caused by many things, including pilot error, terrorists (national and international) and breakage of parts and/or systems if the plane was not properly serviced. Depending on the type of accident, you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation, and if the actions of another caused the injury or wrongful death, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. You may also be involved in an accident on the ground–such as at an air show.
Airplane crashes while one is riding in the plane are not the only aviation accidents people need to consider. If you visit yearly air shows, you may be involved in an aviation accident. The statistical baseline for air show accidents is only 225 per year. So, there is relatively little risk, though there are many things that can go wrong due to dangerous stunts and the use of older, antique aircrafts. In fact, “sports aerobatics” make up 33% of all air show accidents while accidents involving vintage aircrafts make up 22%.