Do you need a Lafayette aviation accident lawyer?
Each year, millions of people fly in the U.S. and around the world. Air travel is one of the safest types of transportation that is available. While accidents are rare, they unfortunately still happen. It is important to get legal help from a Lafayette attorney who understands the complex regulatory scheme and laws that govern air travel if you have suffered an injury in an aviation accident. Our lawyers understand this area of the law and are prepared to help the victims of aviation accidents.
What is an aviation accident?
Aviation accidents include more than plane crashes. These accidents include incidents which happen between the time that passengers board an aircraft and when they disembark from it in which a person is seriously injured or killed. The injury or death may be caused by being a passenger in the aircraft, coming into contact with the parts of the craft or being directly exposed to the jet blast. The accidents may also include situations in which structural damage or failure or when a plane is rendered inaccessible or goes missing.
How often do aviation accidents occur?
Plane crashes are very rare, and traveling by air is one of the safest modes of transportation. The odds of being killed on a single flight are one in 29.4 million. In the U.S., almost two million people fly each day. While accidents are uncommon, more people are flying. This makes it important for air manufacturers and airlines to be held accountable when accidents happen.
Common types of injuries in aviation accidents
People may suffer a variety of different injuries in aviation accidents, including the following common types:
• Head, neck and facial injuries
• Broken bones
• Burn injuries
• Pelvic fractures
Common causes of aviation accidents
There are several common causes of aviation accidents, most of which are preventable. The most common cause of these types of crashes is pilot error. Mistakes by pilots account for half of all aviation accidents that occur. In 22 percent of the cases, the accidents are caused by mechanical problems or equipment failures. These accidents may result because of inadequate inspections or defective parts from manufacturers.
Weather conditions cause approximately 12 percent of the aviation accidents that occur. These may include lightning strikes, high winds, storms and heavy fog. Sabotage of planes is to blame in 9 percent of aviation accidents. More stringent security measures have been put in place to decrease the likelihood of sabotage. Air traffic controller errors may also contribute to plane crashes. Mistakes made by air traffic controllers and other personnel account for 7 percent of the accidents.
Why it is important to contact a Lafayette aviation accident lawyer
People who have suffered serious injuries in aviation accidents or who have lost their loved ones in plane crashes should meet with experienced aviation accident lawyers in Lafayette. This is an area of the law that many personal injury attorneys do not have much experience with, making it important for you to choose an attorney who understands the complex regulations that govern the aviation industry. Contact us today to schedule your consultation so that you can learn more about your rights.
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Our attorneys will review your case and represent you throughout your aviation crash claim. Contact Broussard & Hart L.L.C. today for help pursuing a aviation accident settlement. Your first consultation is free and we won’t charge fees unless money is recovered.
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