Is there currently a class-action aviation accident lawsuit?
When many people are injured in the same plane crash, victims and their families sometimes join together to file a class-action suit. McIntyre Law can help you determine whether joining such a suit is the right choice for your family, or if you should file a separate lawsuit.
What to Know Before you File a Lawsuit
Anyone filing an aviation accident lawsuit will need to acquire flight records, medical records, accident reports, and file other legal papers like summonses and petitions. There are a lot of factors that could complicate a lawsuit for an aviation accident. For one thing, you might need to bring a case outside of your home jurisdiction or even outside the United States. The only way to do that is to have expert advice as to how to navigate tricky legal proceedings and rules.
It’s also possible that an aviation accident could involve several causes of action, including claims for negligence, product liability, or suits under the Federal Tort Claims Act. When you are considering a lawsuit against the government, it is litigated differently from other claims. One way to make sure that you are retaining an aviation accident attorney who has the expertise to fully investigate and bring the correct actions for your suit is to have someone who is not just an attorney, but also an experienced pilot. That person will be more knowledgeable than anyone about the complexities of your claim.
The attorneys at McIntyre Law are experienced in handling claims in almost any manner of personal injury, drug liability, defective medical devices, and several other areas of litigation. However, an aviation accident attorney must have a very specific set of expertise for this complex area of litigation. That’s why we will work closely with you to help find the correct lawyers for the case. It’s our mission to ensure that our clients, and anyone who contacts our firm, is made whole from his or her injuries. If you have experienced suffering from an aviation accident, contact us today.
What is a contingency fee?
When a lawyer works on a “contingency fee” basis, they’re agreeing to accept a fixed percentage of any monetary rewards from your lawsuit to cover their legal fees. If there are no rewards from your aviation accident case, you don’t pay the lawyer. We get paid if, and only if, you do.
The Statute of Limitations for Aviation Accident Lawsuits
The statute of limitations to file an aviation accident lawsuit may depend on the state where the accident occurred. It may also depend on the type of accident or the company that’s responsible. The best thing to do is contact an attorney as soon as you can to begin the process of filing the case.
What compensation can I get from an aviation accident lawsuit?
Physical harm is not the only way that a person can be affected by an aviation accident or other catastrophic event. An aviation accident lawyer can determine your rights as someone who has suffered a loss associated with a plane crash or incident.
Types of compensation can include:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Emotional damage
Working with McIntyre Law
At McIntyre Law, we aim to seek justice for those who have been injured, emotionally affected, or died from aviation errors.
Do you have a case for an aviation accident lawsuit?
If you are the spouse, legal guardian, or next of kin of someone injured in the crash, or the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Calling a lawyer is the best way to find out. Because McIntyre Law works on a contingency fee basis, we won’t charge you or waste your time on a lawsuit that has no chance of winning. If we take your case, we’ll work very hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Types of Aviation Accidents
Aviation accidents can occur on commercial flights, international flights, cargo airplanes, personal/private aircraft, medical helicopters, sightseeing airplanes, hot air balloons, and air-taxi helicopters, among others.
What causes an aviation accident?
Catastrophic aviation accidents are rare and have even declined in recent years. Unfortunately, they do still happen, and can be caused by many contributing factors. Though every accident is unique, an aviation accident usually happens because of one or more of the following:
- Pilot error
- Equipment failure
- Defective aircraft design or structure
- Air traffic controller error
- Airplane maintenance failure or oversight
- Defective runways
- Fuel problem
Who is held responsible in an aviation accident?
Your aviation accident attorney can help you determine whether a lawsuit is brought against the pilot, the airline, the aircraft owner, the aircraft or parts manufacturers, maintenance provider, federal government, airport operators, or other parties. The circumstances surrounding the particular accident in which you or a loved one was involved would determine whether other agencies’, companies’ or individuals’ conduct should be investigated.