In the event of a small plane crashing upon take-off from a private airfield, a helicopter crash or any other kind of aviation accident, the biggest challenge is the fact that the impact destroys the majority of the evidence. Overcoming that particular challenge involves collecting and studying the remaining evidence to determine the cause. Whether it was mechanical failure or pilot error, it is imperative that the cause is found in a timely manner and the appropriate legal action is taken.
Accidents also happen that involve commercial airlines although they are more common with small private aircraft. In commercial airline cases, the laws are not quite the same as they are for private aircraft crashes as laws pertaining to common carriers regulate them. Commercial airlines are held to a higher standard of caution than private aircraft owners and operators. Showing that the airline failed to meet that standard is imperative when a serious accident occurs.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a private or commercial aviation crash, you have the legal right to pursue adequate compensation for damages when carelessness is the cause. Those damages could include payment for wrongful death, lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills.
At Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson of Lake Charles, Louisiana, our attorneys have handled a great number of aviation accident cases, so we have the experience necessary to help our clients receive the compensation they need. To find more information, please view our page on aviation accidents.
Source: Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC., “Lake Charles Airplane Accident Lawyers”, October 23, 2014