Sacramento Airplane Accident Law Firm
Airplane crashes occur far less frequently than motor vehicle accidents and are a much safer mode of transportation. However, many people who have no fear of riding in cars are deathly afraid of flying in a plane. Perhaps this is because, even though rare, plane crashes are typically devastating accidents. If you suffer an injury or a loved one dies a wrongful death as a result of an aircraft accident, our lawyers at Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation in Sacramento can review your case and the prospects of pursuing compensation. We have decades of experience as a law firm handling personal injury cases.
Who is most at risk in a plane crash?
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a study done over a period of 1998 to 2007 revealed that the highest percentages of flight fatalities occurred with small private aircraft (for example, Cessnas) as opposed to commercial airlines. Small craft pilots generally have less flying experience than large commercial jet pilots. In addition, small aircraft are often more difficult to maneuver.
Airplane accident cases are complex
A variety of factors often make airplane accident cases more complex than other types of personal injury cases. One factor is that multiple parties may be liable for the accident, such as the pilot, the airlines, air traffic controllers, airplane manufacturers (for defects) and perhaps even the federal government. Each party has its own insurance company attorneys defending their rights in the claim.
Another reason that these are complex cases is that survivors often have extremely severe injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation, burns or other catastrophic injuries. Estimating damages is complicated and requires expert testimony.
Whether a simple or complex case, establishing negligence is pivotal for obtaining verdicts or settlements. To be successful, a law firm must have access to accident reconstruction engineers, private investigators and other experts to gather pivotal evidence. Proving negligence may involve demonstrating pilot error or that traffic control exercised poor judgment in managing planes taking off, descending or in holding patterns. Strategies may require engineering analysis of design defects or manufacturing flaws. Investigation may reveal that the government failed to safely regulate some aspect of the industry.
Consult an experienced airplane accident law firm
You can rely on our attorneys at Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation in Sacramento to work diligently to determine the accident cause, identify liable parties and to help you recover compensation. Contact us online or call 1-877-212-6907 for a free consultation.