The Top-Rated Lawyer for Aviation/Plane Accidents in Orange County, CA
Plane accidents are not common in Orange County or other parts of the country, but aviation accidents, when they do occur, typically result in serious injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, aviation accident lawsuits are notoriously difficult as federal and local agencies must complete their investigation followed by insurance and independent investigators to establish the cause of the accident. Aviation accidents are often caused by negligence of maintenance crew, pilots, and airline management, along with design and manufacturing defects. A team of expert injury attorneys in Orange County can help you gather necessary data to file a strong case against the responsible parties that may include:
- Flight data recorders
- Cockpit voice recorders
- Air traffic control records
- Crash photos
- Maintenance and inspection records
- Flight plans
- Crew training records
- Aircraft operation, procedures and maintenance manuals
Liability in a Plane Accident in California If you have been severely injured or lost a loved one in a small plane crash, it is important to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident as soon as possible. In most aviation crashes, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) and/or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will conduct its own thorough investigation into the cause of the craft and issue a report detailing the circumstances regarding the crash, including its cause. When the incident is due to pilot error or a defect in the airplane, the NTSB or FAA report can go a long way in determining the cause of the accident. Determining who was at fault for the crash is an important aspect of any injury case. Liability may be assigned to one or more parties, including a commercial or private airline, the plane manufacturer, the pilot, staff, or the federal government, including the FAA.
Wrongful Death Claims for Plane Crashes
Many plane crashes in Orange County result in wrongful death lawsuits. Surviving family members, as defined by California law, may file a claim to receive financial compensation for lost financial support, moral support, and companionship after a loved one is killed in a plane accident due to someone’s negligence. Wrongful death claims have a statute of limitations and only certain family members can file a claim. If your loved one has been killed in a plane crash, a plane accident injury attorney in Orange County can help you protect your rights and explore your legal options.
Contact an Orange County Aviation Accident Attorney
Plane crashes are nearly always devastating and serious. Plane accident cases are made more complex due to intricate laws governing the investigation and who can be held liable. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a plane accident, an experienced Orange County plane crash injury attorney can help you explore your legal rights. Contact Rawa Law Group today for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer who will help you review your case and understand your options.
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