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The airline industry has undergone an unprecedented transformation in the past few decades. While deregulation has brought prices down, putting the cost of airfare within the range of more travelers than ever before, there are concerns about less experienced pilots and aircraft mechanics, and the increasingly crowded skies.
In fact, air travel is still statistically the safest way to go — but when workers fail to uphold high safety standards, accidents may result. As frequent flyers ourselves, we at the Franklin Law Group in Louisville share your concern about air safety. As aviation accident lawyers, we show great and compassionate care for our clients who have been injured, and for the families of those who have been killed in airplane crashes or incidents.
As common carriers, airlines are bound to “uphold the highest standards” of safety for their passengers. They are responsible for the safe maintenance of their aircraft, including an engine overhaul for every 3,000 to 5,000 hours of operation, or as recommended by the manufacturer. They are also responsible for the adequate training of the flight and cabin crew, as well as adherence to rest periods and other regulations.
When employees or airline managers fail to meet these standards, accidents can happen. In the worst possible scenario of an airplane crash, the injuries are catastrophic and may include severe burns, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, paralysis and wrongful death. In the Comair Flight 191 of 2006, all 47 people aboard the plane perished, due to the crash and the resulting fire.
Personal injury lawsuits in aviation accidents are complicated and involve a number of parties, including the airline’s insurance company, their attorneys and government agencies — the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Aviation accidents involving private aircraft, helicopters, charter planes, corporate aircraft and all civil aircraft are under the jurisdiction of the FAA and are subject to its regulations. Liability may be assessed because of:
We are veteran trial attorneys with experience in aviation accidents, well prepared to represent you and maximize the compensation for your injuries or for the loss of your loved one.
Contact us to learn more about your aviation accident injury legal options
Franklin Law Group, PSC
505 West Ormsby Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40203