Aviation Accident Lawyer, Long Beach, CA

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Aviation accidents are legally distinct from most other types of injury and wrongful death claims. To learn more about aviation accidents or to discuss your case with a law firm that understands how to maximize recoveries in aviation accident claims, please contact the attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber and Silver, LLP. From offices in Long Beach, CA our lawyers represent clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California.

Airplane Accidents and Injuries – An Overview

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air travel is expected to double over the next 20 years. As air traffic increases so does the rest of aviation accidents. Generally, air traffic is considered to be a safe means of transportation, but when accidents do occur they often result in absolute fatalities. Smaller, less serious accidents involving private aircraft are more frequent than people realize because most of these airline incidents are unreported.

Potential liability (legally responsible) parties of vary depending on the cause of the accident. The owner and operator of the aircraft’s certainly may be liable; manufacturers or main and suppliers may also be liable in certain circumstances; even the Federal gov’t may bear some responsibility in an aircraft accident.

Strict Liability in Aviation Accidents

While pilot error usually plays a part in aircraft accidents, problems with the aircraft or its component parts may also contribute to the accident or even the severity of injury suffered. In those cases, the manufacturer of the aircraft, or the manufacturer of a component part, may share the legal blame with pilots for the crashes or for the injuries the accident caused under the legal theory of strict liability.

Criminal Liability in Aviation Accidents

In addition to a civil claim against individuals or entities for causing an aviation accident, the government may also pursue criminal sanctions. Both the Federal government and individual states can impose criminal sanctions in cases involving aviation. Although the classifications and details may vary between them, most states impose criminal sanctions on aviators for reckless conduct that leads to injury, death, or property damage.

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If you were injured in a plane crash, or a loved one was killed in an aviation accident, you need a law firm that has experience in litigation aviation accident claims.  From Long Beach, CA law offices, our experienced aviation injury and wrongful death trial lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.  Contact our lawyers today for a free, no obligation legal consultation.