Liability in an aviation accident can involve multiple parties. Depending on the cause of the accident, such as pilot error or mechanical failure, there are some variables that need to be considered. The following parties could be held liable for an aviation accident.
Aircraft Owners and operators are responsible for ensuring that all passengers, as well as flight crew in the air (and on the ground), are safe in flight as well as before and upon landing. An owner or operator who acts carelessly or recklessly, and did not uphold their “duty of care,” they may be held liable for an aviation accident.
Commercial airlines are held to high safety standards and are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). When a commercial aircraft operator or owner fails to comply with FAA rules and regulations, and an accident was a result, they could be held responsible.
A manufacturer of an aircraft can be held liable for an aviation accident if it is proved that the aircraft or component of the aircraft was defective and caused a crash.
To be able to determine who is responsible for an aviation accident, the following must be investigated:
Determining liability in an aviation accident is complicated. However, having an experienced attorney with extensive knowledge of the aviation industry and safety protocol can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
At The Beasley Firm, LLC, our managing partner, Jim Beasley, Jr., is an accomplished stunt pilot with multi-engine instrument ratings and is one of the few pilots in the world that is qualified to operate a high-performance World War II fighter aircraft. Due to his extensive training and experience, you can rest assured knowing that your case will be handled by an aviation expert.
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