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Who Is Liable for Airplane Accident?

Written by Ankin Law Office

The Chicago airports of O”Hare International Airport and Midway Airport are hubs of national and international aviation travel, with thousands of airplanes flying in and out of the airports each day. Although airplane accidents are less common than motor vehicle accidents, they often involve catastrophic injuries and deaths. Some of the more common causes of commercial airline accidents, include:

  • Aircraft design flaws
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Pilot error
  • Air traffic controller negligence
  • Improper maintenance
  • Violation of FAA regulations
  • Poor weather conditions

Depending on the cause of the airplane accident, you may be able to recover compensation in a personal injury, wrongful death, or class action lawsuit from the airline, airport, or equipment manufacturer.

Airplane accidents often involve several legal claims against multiple defendants since there may be more than one party responsible for the aviation accident. Since most airplane accidents are caused by human error or mechanical problems, lawsuits are most frequently brought against the airline company in which the plaintiff(s) assert a claim of negligence, but claims of product liability may be brought against the equipment manufacturer, as well. Lawsuits against major commercial airlines are particularly challenging, however, since airlines usually hire a team of lawyers to defend the company against legal claims or to offer inadequate settlements to resolve the claims.

If you wish to pursue a legal action against an airline, it is important that you hire experienced aviation legal counsel like the Chicago aviation accident attorneys at Ankin Law Office, LLC. We understand the importance of a thorough investigation, persuasive negotiation skills, solid legal claims, and strong legal advocacy in order to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact our office at (312) 600-0000 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago airplane accident attorneys.

Categories: Personal Injury