Shreveport Aviation Accident Lawyer
You have probably heard how much safer air travel is than ground travel, and it’s true; airplane crashes happen at a far lower rate than car or truck accidents. Nevertheless, injuries occur on airplanes every day, and in the event of a crash, catastrophic or fatal injuries are much more likely than in the average auto accident. Aviation accidents are complex events, and it can be difficult to figure out what went wrong and where the blame for the incident should lie. At Rice & Kendig, our seasoned Shreveport-Bossier City personal injury lawyers are also experienced pilots who understand aviation cases from the cockpit to the courtroom. Our experience ensures that you receive the quality legal representation you deserve. We will protect your interest and maximize your recovery using our legal skills and resources.
What Are the Most Common Types of Aviation Accidents?
Major airline crashes make the news, and they are horrific events. What doesn’t get reported are the injuries that occur aboard aircraft every day due to turbulence, improperly secured objects, and the like. Bruises, burns, fractures and lacerations often follow. These more common airplane passenger injuries are the result of:
- Being struck by luggage falling from the overhead bins because the luggage was improperly stowed or secured, or when bins in disrepair malfunction and break open during flight
- Getting hit by beverage carts rolling down the aisles
- A slip and fall or trip and fall due to spills, turbulence, unmarked hazards, and objects blocking the aisle
- Getting burned by hot liquid during the beverage service in-flight
What Causes Airplane Crashes?
Dozens of accidents and incidents are investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board every month. Smaller, private aircraft make up the bulk of the reports. These include private jets, helicopters and experimental or homebuilt kit planes. Fault in these airplane crashes are most frequently attributed to the following causes:
- Pilot error
- Mechanical failure
- Negligent maintenance and inspection of the craft
- Design or manufacturing defects of aircraft or component parts
- Air traffic controller negligence
Pursuing or litigating aviation accident claims often raises complex questions, such as the applicability of liability insurance to the incident, whether the flight-qualified as a commercial flight subject to FAA regulations, statutes of repose under the General Aviation Revitalization Act (GARA), and the interpretation of applicable FAA and NTSB regulations from the Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM). With a combination of real-world aviation experience and decades of courtroom litigation, you can count on the aviation accident attorneys at Rice & Kendig for effective representation in your Louisiana aviation accident case.
Serious, Dedicated Help in Shreveport-Bossier City Aviation Accidents
If you need help with an aviation incident injury in North Louisiana, contact the Shreveport-Bossier City personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Rice & Kendig to set up a free consultation today.