Aircraft collisions are complex legal matters, as they involve large numbers of experts, a very high degree of technical skill, and attorneys who have experience in both aircraft litigation and aviation. The FAA reports that nearly 80% of all airplane accidents or crashes occur within a very short period of time of either takeoff or landing. An accident reconstruction must take place, and the proper experts must be hired to determine what caused the crash.
Determining who is at fault in these catastrophic cases can be difficult. Fault can be either from mechanical failure, pilot error, or a combination of both. When the case deals with mechanical failure of an aircraft part, it is similar to a products liability case. When there is pilot error, it is similar to a negligence or personal injury case. Expertise is needed in both areas, and expertise only comes with the experience of prior litigation in this area.
If your loved ones were involved in a chartered or commercial plane accident, helicopter crash, or private plane accident, feel free to give us a call at 970-247-8020 or by email. We can help nationwide, not just in Colorado.