Aviation Accident Attorneys
Although aviation accidents are rare, the grief is no less for those who have lost a loved one in an airplane accident. In fact, many questions often go unanswered in aviation accidents, making matters worse for families and delaying their closure. However, victims of aviation accidents and their families have legal rights and may be able to receive compensation for losses such as medical expenses or burial costs.
If you were seriously injured or your loved one died in an aviation accident, you need an attorney that will thoroughly investigate the matter for you. Aviation accidents frequently fall under the jurisdiction of state, federal, and even international law, and a law firm like Pittman, Dutton & Hellums of Birmingham, Alabama has the experience and resources to help you though the complex legal process. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Causes of Aviation Accidents
Many different factors may contribute to an aviation accident, including but not limited to:
- Pilot error
- Equipment failure
- Errors by air traffic control
- Pilot inexperience
- Unmarked electrical wires
- Poor or improper maintenance
- Weather conditions
- FAA violations
Filing a Legal Claim
Individuals who have been injured or have lost a loved one in an aviation accident may be eligible to file a legal claim to hold responsible parties accountable. However, liability (legal responsibility) is rarely clear-cut in aviation cases, particularly because numerous factors are often involved. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, any of the following parties could be held accountable:
- Owner/operator of the aircraft
- Manufacturer of the plane
- Maintneance or part suppliers
- Federal goverment
An experienced aviation attorney can evaluate your case and determine your eligibility to file a legal claim. It is important to note that the law limits the amount of time individuals have to file a claim, so if you think you have a possible lawsuit, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible.
Contact Pittman, Dutton & Hellums Today
At Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, one of our firm’s partners is also an experienced pilot. We know the law and can help you seek the closure you deserve after a devastating aviation accident. Though our law office is located in Birmingham, Alabama, we serve all of Alabama including the cities of Anniston, Birmingham, Gadsden, Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa.