When aviation accidents occur, they can be catastrophic incidents claiming many lives. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident, contact Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA today. Our Riverside personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, skills resources to effectively pursue the maximum compensation for your losses.
Why Choose Hanson & Mouri?
Our firm has never lost a litigated case. We are seasoned trial lawyers who prepare thoroughly and will not hesitate to take your case to court if necessary to aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.
Our dedicated legal team is committed to giving you the focus and undivided attention your aviation accident case deserves.
We have more than 20 years of experience representing clients in all matters of personal injury law.
Causes of Aviation Accidents
Aviation accidents may take years to investigate, and exact causes are typically not determined right away. Most plane crashes result from one or a combination of human error, mechanical defects, or environmental influences. Common contributing factors to aviation accidents include:
Pilot error: This is the most common cause of aviation accidents. Pilot error accounts for approximately 50 percent of all plane crashes. Despite automation and modern innovations, pilots must monitor dozens of gauges and readouts throughout a flight, and any miscalculation can result in a crash.
Mechanical defects: Airplanes are comprised of many separate systems. A failure or defect in any of these systems can be dangerous. Deadly hazards can result from manufacturing defects, old or worn parts, inadequate repairs, or inadequate equipment replacements.
Air traffic controller error: While a flight is in progress, pilots rely on information and support provided by air traffic control. Air traffic controllers coordinate with many different planes simultaneously and must consider weather, fuel, and other factors in scheduling takeoffs and landings. An error made by an air traffic controller has the potential to result in an accident that may involve more than one aircraft.
Weather conditions: Like driving an automobile, flying an aircraft is more dangerous in inclement weather. Fog, snow, and heavy rainstorms make it more difficult for airplanes to maneuver. High winds, problems with visibility, and skidding during takeoff or landing are serious threats to aircraft safety.
Other factors: Many different factors can contribute to aviation accidents, including poor runway maintenance and deliberate sabotage. Even a large bird colliding with the plane’s windscreen or an engine can cause damage that leads to a crash.
What Makes Aviation Accident Cases So Complex?
Aviation accidents require exhaustive investigations that continue for years to determine cause and liability. Even if it is determined that weather conditions caused the crash, the air traffic controller may be responsible for failing to adequately warn the pilot. Mechanical defects can sometimes be traced to defective products or poor maintenance. In addition, aviation accident cases may involve multiple jurisdictions.
Get In Touch with Our Firm
If you have lost a loved one or been seriously hurt in an aviation accident, your best course of action is to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Aviation accidents are complicated cases involving complex technical and legal issues. Call Hanson & Mouri in Riverside right away for effective and dedicated representation in your aviation accident claim. We also offer legal help for other types of automobile accidents. If you’ve been in a serious car or truck accident in Riverside, contact our Riverside car accident lawyers today.