Des Moines Aviation Accident Attorneys
Legal Protection for Victims of Tragedy
There are many types of aviation accidents, from non-fatal accidents involving privately owned aircraft to high-profile incidents involving commercial aircraft. Unfortunately, because of the nature of aviation accidents, they often result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an aviation accident, an attorney from our firm can help. The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at the law firm of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. have extensive experience with aviation litigation, and they can bring their practical trial experience and diligence to your case.
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- Aviation Accident Lawsuits
- Common Injuries
- How Do Accidents Happen?
- Who Can Be Held Liable?
If you have been injured in an aviation accident, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. will work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. If a loved one has been killed in an aviation accident, a knowledgeable attorney can guide your family through the process of filing a wrongful death claim.
The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. have handled a number of aviation accident cases involving:
- Commercial airliner accidents
- Aircraft crashes
- Helicopter crashes
- Medical helicopter crashes
- Private and corporate jets
- Single and twin-engine private planes
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., aviation accident victims can consult with a lawyer who has extensive experience handling airplane and helicopter crash cases. Rest assured that a Des Moines aviation accident attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. will work diligently to secure the compensation that you and your family deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee.
Aviation accidents can be caused by:
- Pilot error
- Air traffic control error
- Mechanical failure
- Improper maintenance
- Inadequate inspections
- Miscalculations by pilots or others regarding weather or fuel.
The liability for such incidents can involve not only the pilot and aircraft owner, but a multitude of other parties, including the airport, the mechanics, and the aircraft and component parts manufacturers.
If an airline crash involves a common carrier, for example, the right to recover damages will be greatly affected by whether the flight was domestic or international. International flights limit damages unless the injured party can prove “willful misconduct” on the part of the airline company.
For example, lawyers on behalf of the bombing of a Pan American flight over Lockerbie, Scotland were able to successfully argue that such limitations did not apply because Pan American willfully failed to comply with anti-terrorist security procedures. Domestic flights do not have such limitations on compensation, because international treaties do not apply to them.
A number of state and federal cases and statutes will affect numerous legal decisions regarding how to best protect an injured party’s claim. These cases and statutes will affect decisions such as what court will present the most favorable forum for the claim.
The legal analysis is only part of the complex issues raised by an aviation accident. Airplanes and helicopters are extremely sophisticated pieces of machinery. The investigation into the failure of even the most simplistic flying machines requires a specialized understanding of:
- Aircraft design
- Inspection protocols
- Maintenance procedures
- Forensic weather information
- Pilot responsibilities.
If you would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your aviation accident case, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 705-0233 to discuss your situation with a Des Moines aviation accident attorney.