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If you have been involved in a serious aviation accident, and would like to file a claim against an airline or the manufacturer of a defective air craft, it is critical that you seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Miles, Sears & Eanni, A Professional Corporation, is a leading law firm in Fresno, California, specializing in personal injury litigation, whose attorneys are knowledgeable about aviation law and has the financial resources to help you from beginning to end. Our experienced aviation accident attorneys have been successful in state and federal courts, and will use their decades of combined experience to give you your best chance of success when seeking compensation for your injuries, damages and losses.

Injured victims of air craft accidents can seek financial compensation for medical bills, physical pain, mental anguish, the cost of rehabilitation, lost wages and other similar damages. The family of a person killed in an aviation accident can pursue financial compensation for funeral expenses, lost future wages, pain and suffering and loss of companionship through a wrongful death claim.

Anyone who needs a personal injury attorney in Fresno, CA can schedule a free consultation with us. We offer free information and can help you understand the details of your case and how we can help. For a free consultation, please call us today at 559-486-5200.

Causes of Aviation Accidents

Whether a large commercial plane, a helicopter or a small private plane, aviation accidents cause incredible devastation and tragedy when they occur. It takes thorough research and examination by experienced aviation accident attorneys to determine how the accident happened and who or what was responsible. Investigations into aviation accidents are complicated and lengthy and usually carried out by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Some of the most common causes of aviation accidents include:

Pilot Error
Pilot error is the most common cause of aviation accidents. Pilots can become distracted, fly into dangerous weather conditions, or make crucial mistakes in judgment which invariably result in catastrophic, often fatal, accidents. When pilot training is inadequate, or if needed equipment is not used, a pilot can face flight conditions for which he or she is not prepared, leading to disaster.

Mechanical Failure
Mechanical error is the second leading cause of aviation accidents. Poor maintenance or repair can result in engine and component malfunction. Failure to conduct required aircraft inspections can allow dangerous conditions to go undetected.

Design and Manufacturing Defects
Unsafe designs can create needless safety hazards or unnecessarily worsen risks of injury. When an aircraft manufacturer limits safety to cut costs, passengers are put at risk. An aircraft that deviates from the intended design may not operate as intended.

Federal Air Traffic Controller Error
Air traffic controller errors are becoming far too common. If air traffic controllers fail to do their jobs chaos can ensue, causing runway incursions and potential crashes.

Inadequate Maintenance
Examples of inadequate maintenance would include if the airline did not carry out the required inspections before take off, had safety violations or put off necessary repairs to save money.

Runway Defects
A runway defect could be an uneven surface, something in the runway or a number of other things. If the runway is not properly maintained it could cause the air craft to crash.

Violation of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations
The FAA has set forth a number of rules and regulations that must be followed at all times. Airlines that don’t follow these rules are putting their passengers in harm’s way.

Consult With Our Aviation Accident Attorneys Today

Miles, Sears & Eanni personal injury lawyers are experienced in many personal injury practice areas including aviation accidents. We have the experience and the determination to fight for you and get the results you deserve. Established in 1956, the firm has an impressive record of success in even the most difficult kinds of cases. We offer clients the means to successfully engage large corporate defendants and insurance carriers by offering experience, expertise, financial resources and fair representation. We can do the same for you. Contact our firm as soon as possible to schedule your free initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.

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