Aviation Accidents: Negligence in a Third Party Selection of a Carrier

Event though air travel is one of the statistically safest ways to travel, it’s not without risks. If you factor in human errors and negligence into the equation, you could have a recipe for disaster. There is no room for errors, mistakes or any kind of negligence in the aviation industry. When crashes happen, they’re often catastrophic or fatal for passengers and crew. If negligence in a third party selection of a carrier was a factor in your loved one’s plane crash, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer with aviation accident experience as soon as possible about your case. Listed below are some common causes of aviation accidents in the U.S.

Common Causes of Airline Accidents
  • Pilot error
  • FAA regulation violations
  • Design, manufacturing or structural defects
  • Negligence in a third party selection of a carrier
  • Air traffic controller negligence
  • Fueling errors
  • Improper maintenance
  • Negligence by flight station service employee
Flights Booked Through Third Party Companies

Many of us book our flights through third party companies these days. We’re looking for the flights that work for our schedules and our budgets. That being said, it’s important to have confidence in the companies we’re using to purchase airline tickets through. When you’re not purchasing tickets directly through a particular airline, you can be at the mercy of a third party’s selection of a carrier. Most of the time, there are no problems at all, but if there is negligence in a third party’s selection of a carrier, the stakes can be very high. Simply using a third party company adds one more element of potential factors to consider, in the event something goes wrong.

Negligent Hiring of Third Party Employees

In many industries, the using of a third party can open one up to additional risks associated with a potentially larger employee pool. When you use a third part to select a carrier, you’re expecting that to be a safe, functioning and professional company you can trust. If there was any negligence in the hiring process for their employees, you could be subjected to unnecessary risk. Unfortunately, not everybody fully vets their employees. One would hope that in an industry such as aviation, where the safety standards need to be really high, that the bar would also be high for third party companies, but that’s just not always the case.

Aviation Accident Investigations

Aviation accident investigation can take months, years or longer to complete. Depending upon the unique situation and set of factors associated with each plane crash, investigations can vary greatly in time and scope. After any type of plane crash that caused an injury or death of a loved one, it’s important to speak with a personal injury lawyer, who can be your advocate and stay on top of any investigative developments, while you focus on what matters to you. These investigations can involve multiple federal agencies, so it’s critical to have a lawyer with proven aviation accident case experience on your side.

Damages Associated With Aviation Accidents

The damages associated with an aviation accident can be exorbitant. Whether you were catastrophically injured or you lost a loved one, you likely have very expensive bills piling up, coupled with a loss of income. If you lost a loved one, you might have had to unexpectedly finance an expensive funeral. If you were injured or if you’re taking care of an injured loved one, the medical bills will begin to pile up quickly. Losing an income can also make day-to-day bills and expenses nearly impossible to keep up with. Nobody should be in danger of having the lights turned off or losing their home because of a plane crash caused by the negligence in a third party selection of a carrier.

Jackson Plane Crash Lawyer

A plane crash can irrevocably change the course of a person’s life. Whether you lost a loved one or had to quit your job to take care of a family member who suffered from catastrophic injuries, aviation accidents are devastating for families and communities. The last thing you should be worried about is making ends meet. You need to focus on your family, and let your attorney handle the details and stay on top of any investigative details that arise. If you have been catastrophically injured or if you have lost a loved one in an aviation accident caused by negligence in a third party selection of a carrier in Jackson or in any of the surrounding Metro Area communities, contact the skilled and proven Personal Injury team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (877) 231-1600 for a free case consultation today.

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