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Dallas Aviation Accident Lawyers

Representing Victims of Plane Accidents in Dallas & Nationwide

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there were more than 1,500 civil aviation accidents in the U.S. in 2015. Although technological advancements have made aviation accidents rare, human error and mechanical failures still contribute to crashes throughout the Dallas area and even nationwide.

In most cases, pilots, airlines, and airplane or helicopter manufacturers do everything they can to deny liability after an accident. They make it difficult for injured victims to receive the compensation and assistance they need to recover from their injuries. In such cases, it is vital to contact an experienced Dallas aviation accident attorney who can help you develop a strong case against powerful companies. The quicker you get in touch with our personal injury law firm, the more likely we can recover evidence from the crash that supports your case.

Contact our Dallas aviation attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629! Whether you need help in Dallas, Fort Worth, or anywhere else in the nation, we're standing by to help.

Dallas Aviation Accident FAQ

What causes aviation accidents in Dallas?

One or more parties may be liable for an aviation accident. If the pilot failed to check instructions, respond correctly to weather conditions, or obey the correct takeoff or landing procedures, they could be to blame. If the mechanic failed to inspect, maintain, or repair defective equipment, they could have been at fault. An air traffic controller could also be at fault if they failed to give timely warnings or steered aircraft into dangerous flight paths. A manufacturer could even be to blame for a crash caused by improperly manufactured aircraft parts or designs.

As you can see, aviation accidents can occur for various reasons, but almost all accidents happen because of another person's negligence. Aviation accidents are complex cases because a variety of parties can be involved. The first step is to investigate the accident to determine who is at fault. This investigation may include hiring expert witnesses, poring through thousands of documents, and working parallel with the FAA investigation.

What injuries are caused by aviation accidents?

Studies have shown that aviation accidents usually result in severe or fatal injuries. Burn injuries, brain damage, spinal cord injury, and broken bones are most commonly associated with aviation accidents. Plane crash survivors rarely escape without incurring a life-changing injury, both physically and psychologically.

The healthcare costs for these injuries are significant and long-term. Most families don't have the resources to cover the medical costs of a plane crash, which is why filing a claim against at-fault parties is so vital. It holds plane companies and airlines accountable, but it also gives you the money you need to survive and move forward. In some cases, families aren't sure what to do next after losing a loved one to a preventable aviation accident. Our Dallas wrongful death lawyers are ready to help them find a path forward when this happens.

How can a Dallas aviation accident law firm help?

It is vital to have strong legal representation if you have been injured in an aviation accident—whether it was a preventable explosion or a crash caused by negligence. Our plane accident lawyers can help evaluate your case and offer legal options, helping determine who is at fault for the accident and helping you fight for the financial support you need by facing off against major insurance companies and airlines.

Representing the Victims of Serious Helicopter Accidents in Dallas

Helicopters offer certain advantages over other aircraft—specifically related to their smaller size, their ability to make complicated maneuvers, and the fact that they can operate close to the ground and hover in place. This is ideal for shorter trips, rescues, and police or news surveillance. However, if a helicopter operator is inexperienced or careless, or equipment malfunctions, the results can be catastrophic.

If you lost a loved one or were catastrophically injured in a helicopter crash, just getting up in the morning can be difficult. It may seem like you'll never be able to move on without answers. At Arnold & Itkin, we represent people who have suffered harm and losses in helicopter and all aircraft accidents. Our Dallas helicopter accident attorneys fight for the settlements and awards that help our clients rebuild.

The Risks of Helicopter Flight

Because helicopters operate closer to the ground than other aircraft, they are at a higher risk of facing hazards like power lines, trees, and the ground itself when visibility is poor. The pilot must be vigilant and have the training to maneuver the aircraft properly—and the helicopter and all its systems must be in perfect working order. A single mistake or defect could spell disaster for everyone on board.

Dallas helicopter accidents may be caused by:

  • Operating a helicopter outside of its limits and capabilities
  • Operating a helicopter in unsafe weather/environmental conditions
  • Operating a helicopter without a license
  • Improper maintenance
  • Defective helicopter parts

Taking a Closer Look at What Causes Helicopter Crashes

According to a 2016 presentation on helicopter accidents by the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the leading "immediate" causes of helicopter crashes were:

  • Errors (38% of accidents)
    • Inadequate pilot judgment
    • Flight below a minimum safe altitude
    • Misassessment of weather
    • Poor circumspection
  • Violations (33% of accidents)
    • Minimum safe altitude violations
    • Weather minima violations
  • System Failure (22% of accidents)

Contact Our Dallas Aviation Attorneys: (888) 493-1629

If you or a loved one were in an aviation accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. It may be difficult to know where to start in an event like this, which is why our Dallas plane crash lawyers at Arnold & Itkin are here to help you every step of the way. We're focused on fighting for the results that clients need to move forward. Our attorneys have what it takes to recover compensation so that you and your family's future is secured. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients, and we continue to seek the best results possible every day.

Contact our Dallas aviation crash law firm at (888) 493-1629 for your free, private consultation.

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