Georgia Aviation Crash Lawyers
The rate of fatal general aviation accidents is pretty much the same today as it was 10 years ago. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the national fatal accident rate has remained above 1.1 crashes per 100,000 flight hours since 2001. In 2010 alone, the FAA recorded 268 general aviation accidents that resulted in 457 deaths. Why? Human error and mechanical failure, unfortunately, remain the primary causes of aviation crashes.
At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our personal injury lawyers believe strongly in holding those who cause aviation crashes responsible for the physical pain, emotional suffering and financial duress they cause victims and their families to endure. We have an experienced pilot on staff who has a successful record of helping us to determine the causes of aviation crashes and securing compensation for victims and their families.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one to an aviation crash caused by the carelessness of another person, professional or corporation, we want to help you. Call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to receive a free consultation at one of our Northeast Georgia offices in Athens or Lake Oconee.
Causes of Aviation Crashes
The investigation of aviation accidents can be challenging. Many different factors and parties may have contributed to the problems that caused the crash. These factors and parties include:
- Human error: A pilot may be to blame for failing to follow proper procedures during takeoff or landing, such as conducting appropriate pre-flight instrument checks or using his or her skills to conduct low-speed maneuvers. Mechanics may be to blame for missing equipment problems, and air-traffic controllers may be liable for failing to provide adequate warnings, steering aircraft into collisions or violating FAA rules. In many cases, human error comes into play as the result of failing to appropriately react to adverse weather conditions, such as snow, ice, rain, lightning and fog.
- Mechanical failure: The manufacturer of an airplane may be held strictly liable for a design mistake or production error that allowed an unsafe airplane to be used, such as defective landing gear or flawed cockpit instruments. A mechanic, however, may bear responsibility as well for failing to inspect, maintain and repair defective equipment.
With an experienced pilot leading our investigation, the attorneys and staff of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., thoroughly analyzes aviation crashes to find the answers that victims and their families deserve. The more evidence we collect, the stronger the case will be.
How We Can Help You
Whether your aviation crash involves a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, we will work hard to obtain a full and fair settlement or verdict on your behalf. Although a settlement will be our primary goal, we will always be prepared to take your case before a judge and jury.
We may seek damages to compensate victims and their families for medical expenses, disfigurement, disability, funeral costs, lost wages, lost financial support, loss of prospective inheritance, physical pain and emotional suffering. In some cases, punitive damages may be warranted to punish and deter especially reckless conduct on the part of a manufacturer, pilot, mechanic or air traffic controller.
It’s important to seek legal assistance soon after an aviation crash. Georgia’s statute of limitations generally bars any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit that is filed more than two years after the injury or death. Delay may cost you your right to a recovery.
Contact Our Georgia Aviation Crash Attorneys Today
Since 1984, the law firm of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., has assisted victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits from across Georgia in the cities of Atlanta, Albany, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Brunswick and Savannah, as well as Athens, Greensboro, Eatonton, Winder, Commerce, Covington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Elberton, Hartwell, Homer, Lexington, Crawford, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Winterville, Hull, Danielsville, Comer, Colbert, Watkinsville and Bogart and surrounding Northeast Georgia communities in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Banks, Franklin, Hall, Habersham, Stephens, Jasper, Jones, Baldwin, Hart, Elbert, Greene, Putnam, Columbia, Richmond, Newton, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties. Our lawyers have also been involved in significant, complex nationwide litigation, and we have represented clients and tried cases in many other states across the country.
Our Georgia aviation crash attorneys are innovative counselors and aggressive advocates who have been recognized by Super Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, among others, for the quality of their legal skill and professional service.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one to an aviation crash, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to learn how we can help you and to receive a free consultation. We won’t simply refer your case to another law firm. We will listen to you, answer your questions and work with you to map out a path to legal relief.