Plane Crash

Plane Crash Lawyers

Plane crashes are a frightening possibility that most people prefer to deny when they’re boarding a plane. However, every year more than 150 planes (carrying at least six people) crash somewhere around the world. In 2007, nearly 500 people were killed in plane crashes in the U.S. alone. At the Louisville, Kentucky law offices of Brett H. Oppenheimer, individuals and families who have been injured in plane crashes can get their questions answered.

Negligence — Liability for Damages

Many plane crashes and other aviation accidents are due to pilot error or other human error. An airline that is found to have provided negligent service to passengers may be held liable for the damages incurred in a plane crash, such as loss of life, medical treatment for injuries, and permanent disability. The circumstances of each plane crash are examined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a determination of the causation of the crash (whether on the ground or in the air).

Indeed, it’s estimated that about 80% of all plane crashes occur shortly before or during take-off or landing — not in the sky.

Safety Improvements Are Needed

According to the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), a number of airplane safety factors should be acted on by the FAA.

The NTSB wants the FAA to:

  • Reduce accidents and incidents caused by human fatigue
  • Improve crew resource management
  • Improve runway safety
  • Improve audio and data recorders/require video recorders
  • Reduce dangers to aircraft flying in icing conditions

Another difficult-to-address factor in airline safety is the fact that many aircraft operating in the United States are registered in foreign countries. Foreign-registered aircraft accounted for 11 different accidents in the U.S. in 2007.

There are many personal injury attorneys in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You are welcome to contact Brett Oppenheimer with your questions. For a complimentary consultation, contact our Louisville plane crash lawyers today.

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