Louisiana Airplane Crash Litigation
Two months ago, a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight made national news after an engine failure resulted in a passenger’s untimely death. Although airplane crashes are rare, they can be tragic and leave a lasting mark on any surviving passengers or families of deceased loved ones. More than one factor can contribute to an airplane crash, and determining the cause can be difficult.
The federal National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is responsible for investigating major aircraft crashes. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may also investigate, depending on the nature of the crash. Plaintiffs in a lawsuit and their attorneys conduct independent investigations, and that is what Joseph Joy & Associates Louisiana personal injury attorneys are here for.
Aviation law includes laws that govern aircraft design, testing, manufacture, overhaul, operation, and maintenance. It covers both general and commercial aviation, and it includes all types of aviation litigation. If you need representation regarding a Louisiana airplane or helicopter crash, our airplane accident lawyers will work quickly to build your case. Deciding which legal claims to bring and who to sue depends on the cause of an airplane crash or a near-crash that causes injuries or death.
Most airplane crashes are caused the following:
- Defective equipment
- Defective design or structural problems
- Errors made by federal air traffic controllers
- Fuel problems
- Improper maintenance or repair of the airplane, and
- Pilot error
We have investigated accidents and represented victims in accidents caused by engine failure, component failure, rotor failure and improper maintenance. We also won a noteworthy settlement for a client in a case of an offshore helicopter accident. Our Louisiana helicopter and airplane accident lawyers conduct thorough investigations. We hire experts who know the field well and can help find answers to benefit your case.
Our firm represents victims and their families. If a loved one was killed or injured in a helicopter crash or airplane crash, let us take the worry of dealing with a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Call us now at 337-232-8123 or visit us at 900 S. College Rd., Lafayette, LA to find out whether you have a case.