Reasons to Contact an Attorney If a Family Member Died in a Plane Crash

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While plane crashes are very rare events, the results are often devastating. If you have a loved one who has been killed in a plane crash, you are likely grieving and struggling to cope with the aftermath. When someone dies because of a plane crash, the loss to their surviving loved ones is sudden and shocking. If you find yourself in the situation where you have been victimized by an airplane accident due to the loss of your loved one, you need to get into touch with a Georgia aviation accident attorney as soon as possible.

Common Causes of a Plane Crash

Airplane crashes happen for a number of reasons, some of the most of which include defective equipment, defective design, mechanical problems with the airplane, errors made by the pilot, the air traffic controllers, or the maintenance and repair personnel who work on the plane, or issues with the airplane’s fuel supply lines.

Why You Should Contact An Attorney

Aviation law can be complicated, and airplane accident cases can be difficult to navigate. The following include a few examples of how an aviation accident case can become complicated very quickly, and why you need an airplane accident lawyer helping you to fight for the compensation that you deserve for the loss of your loved one.

Different classes of aviation claims

There are two types of aviation accidents: civil aviation accidents and military aviation accidents. Civil aviation claims generally involve commercial airliners, commuter airlines, corporate jets, personal aircraft, and helicopters. Military aviation claims involve aircraft of the armed forces.

State and federal may apply

Oftentimes aviation cases involve both state and federal law. An aviation accident lawyer will be well-versed in the laws that apply to airplane cases, including relevant federal treaties, federal regulations concerning aviation, and the laws regarding a wrongful death claim. In some circumstances, international law might also play a role in an airplane catastrophe case.

Airplane cases can involve many different areas of law

Airline cases can invoke several different areas of law depending on how the catastrophe happened and the other specific details of the occurrence. For instance, in order to seek recovery after an airplane wreck, your lawyer may need to have a thorough knowledge of products liability law if the issue was caused by a defective part of the airplane.

If the collision or wreck was caused by pilot error or an error made by a federal air traffic controller, your lawyer must be knowledgeable concerning federal aviation regulations. In certain situations it may be necessary to sue the federal government in order for you to make a recovery after your loved one has been killed in an airplane crash.

Let an Attorney Help You

There is no reason to face the legal system alone after losing a loved one in a plane crash. Don’t hesitate to contact an attorney today who can walk you through each step of the process of recovering due compensation for your losses.

Apolinsky & Associates, LLC is a premier law firm that has represented victims of catastrophic accidents, wrongful death, and injury cases for almost 30 years. Our lawyers handle cases throughout Georgia and Alabama. If you need help, please feel free to contact us today for a free consultation. You can text Steve Apolinsky at 404-512-9191, email or call our office at 404-377-9191. Please do hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free initial review of your case.

Legal disclaimer: This article contains information intended to educate individuals about the legal intricacies surrounding aviation and other catastrophic injury cases. The situations referenced in this article are purely to make examples of aviation and related catastrophic accident cases, and by no means indicate definitive lawsuits that will result in compensation. Further, contacting Apolinsky & Associates, LLC does not establish attorney client relations.


About the Author

Stephen Apolinsky

Stephen D. Apolinsky is a Personal Injury Attorney who specializes in representing individuals and families concerning wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Stephen is licensed to practice in Georgia, Alabama, and the District of Columbia. With over 33 years of experience representing personal injury victims, Stephen has successfully tried over 80 cases to verdict before judges or juries, and has negotiated over 300 cases to out-of-court settlements. Stephen has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association.