Airplane accidents will make headlines, and with good reason—they are absolutely devastating. But what many people don’t see behind the new footage are the people whose lives have been negatively impacted by such a tragedy.
These people have lost loved ones or seen them sustain serious injuries and psychological trauma. These families deserve justice. They need help. But the idea of dealing with their grief while facing off against a giant airline company will likely seem overwhelming.
If you are in this type of situation, you don’t have to give up. I am no stranger to defending a client against an overwhelming opponent. I will take on difficult cases in part because of the positive impact the verdict can have on an entire community. Individuals without the resources to stand up against a wrong can emerge victoriously from a case—with a verdict that helps millions of other people.
The fact of the matter is that many airplane accidents are due to negligence. Investigations frequently show that an airplane accident is caused by equipment malfunctions that could have been prevented with more care by the airline company, such as directional systems malfunctioning, engines that are not properly maintenance, and even key parts of the plane coming apart mid flight.
Another frequent cause of airplane accidents is pilot error. Passengers on an airplane are putting their lives in the hands of a person they know nothing about. They should be able to trust that this person will not fly a plane under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and that they carry a current and valid pilot’s license.
Airline companies will do their best to deflect any responsibility for an airplane accident. And airplane accident cases frequently demand complex types of evidence. Thankfully for you, I am not afraid to go head-to-head with the parties responsible for losses or injuries sustained by you and your loved ones.