How likely are you to be involved in an airplane accident? Statistically, air travel is considered the safest means of transportation, but accidents do happen. And, when they do, they often result in devastating tragedies. Furthermore, air travel will likely double over the next 20 years, according to the FAA. As air traffic increases, so do the risks associated with air travel. On top of that, Atlanta is home to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest commercial airport in the world.Airplane Accidents, Negligence, and Fault
When considering fault in an airplane accident in Georgia, potentially liable parties may vary, depending on the cause of the aircraft accident. The owner and operator of the aircraft, the manufacturer of the aircraft, and the companies responsible for maintenance of the aircraft may each or all be liable in certain circumstances. The federal government, insofar as its activities are related to aviation activity, may also have some responsibility.
Pilot error is a frequent factor in aircraft crashes and airplane injury accidents. Trouble with the aircraft or its components may also contribute to the crash or failure, and thus contribute to the severity of injuries suffered by passengers. In these cases, the manufacturer of the vessel, the manufacturer the component parts, or the airline itself may share legal responsibility for the crashes and for the injuries sustained by passengers and crew.
If you have questions about the laws pertaining to commercial airlines, small private airplanes, and aviation in general, you may find these resources helpful.
If you have questions or you think that you may have a case, please feel free to reach out to us today. Consultations are always free, and the experienced aviation accident attorneys at McAleer Law are here for you. If you or a loved one was injured in an airplane accident, contact McAleer Law today at 404-622-5337.