Aviation Accident Attorney Serving San Bernardino & Riverside
Aviation accidents are terrifying realities for hundreds of people every year. Aircraft can collide with objects on the ground, experience mechanical failures in the air, or crash due to incompetent pilots. Aviation accidents are often preventable and due to human error. If you or a loved one has been in a plane or helicopter accident in Southern California, speak with lawyers who can get to the bottom of what caused the crash. The team at DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC can investigate your accident and help you move forward.
Common Causes of Aviation Accidents
As personal injury attorneys, it is our job to get to the bottom of how and why accidents occur. A number of factors could play a role in aircraft crashes in California. Everything from weather conditions to the training of the pilot contribute to successful flights. There are, however, a few primary causes that come into play more than others. In most cases, aviation accidents stem from human mistakes, such as:
- Pilot error. Pilots have a duty to navigate the skies, operate a complex piece of equipment, respond to mechanical problems, and execute safe takeoff and landing. If pilots are not up to the task due to lack of training, incompetence, or negligence, they can cause an aviation crash.
- Air controller error. Air traffic controllers play critical roles in safe air travel. It is the controllers who tell aircraft when it is safe to take off and land, as well as which paths to travel to avoid colliding with other crafts. While these types of accidents are rare, air traffic controller mistakes have caused aircraft crashes in the past.
- Lack of maintenance. Planes are intricate machines with hundreds of components that must work together. Mechanical failure can occur if the owner of the craft does not properly inspect and maintain the vessel before and after every flight. Poor aircraft maintenance or mistakes can make it impossible to safely fly the vessel.
- Part defect. Sometimes mechanical failures arise due to defects or flaws in the aircraft’s equipment or errors in the aircraft’s design. If this is the case, injured victims or surviving family members may be able to sue the equipment manufacturer in a product liability claim.
Bad weather is also a common cause of aircraft accidents, but weather qualifies as an “act of God,” not a person or entity’s negligence. After an aircraft accident, a victim’s first course of action should be to talk to a personal injury attorney. Aviation accidents are unique and complex cases that require prompt legal attention. If you or a loved one has been in a plane or helicopter crash in Riverside or San Bernardino, DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC is the legal team for you. Our firm’s resources are suited for taking on even the most complicated claims.
A Team of Attorneys on Your Side
DeWitt Algorri + Algorri, PC has won hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements for clients over the years. Our outstanding track record shows our dedication to securing the best possible results for clients. No claim intimidates us, regardless of the size of the corporation or insurance company involved. After an aviation accident in California, protect yourself with attorneys you can trust. Contact us today at (855) 946-6464 for a free evaluation.