It has been predicted that airline accident rates will grow in a corresponding ratio to the increasing number of airline passengers.
The NTSB, which operates independently of other government agencies, is primarily responsible for investigating aviation accidents and issuing safety recommendations based on its findings. While the NTSB has no direct regulatory or enforcement power with regard to aviation law, it does have significant power of influence on those who can effect change. In fact, approximately 80 percent of all NTSB safety recommendations are adopted by the FAA or other regulatory agencies.
Aviation law is becoming increasingly important, as the number of passengers and airplane flights grows larger. Human mistakes and mechanical difficulties are two of the most common causes of aviation accidents. Our expert aviation accident attorneys can help families and victims of aircraft accidents and help eliminate preventable disasters from occurring in the future.
Aviation law governs the operation and maintenance of aircraft as well as of aviation facilities. Even though state governments do have certain regulatory powers with regard to air travel, federal administrative agencies are the primary governing body of aviation law. For instance, states do not have the power to determine rates, routes, or services of any aircraft authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The major source of all aviation law, then, is the FAA, which is one of two principal agencies that play a role in air transportation safety and aviation law. The other is the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB.
Aviation laws are integral to lawsuits filed on behalf of those injured in aircraft accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and wish to learn more about aviation law, please contact us to speak with a qualified and experienced attorney.
Aviation law provides that those injured in aircraft accidents, caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, may seek compensation for their losses and suffering. You may be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses, disability, loss of income, wrongful death, pain and suffering, and more. Our aviation law experts can investigate your accident to determine liability and help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Aviation law is a very specialized area of law that involves knowing many aspects of the aviation industry, as well as knowledge of mechanical and design information since many aviation accidents involve defective or repairable problems or parts. Airlines are constantly putting passengers at risk when continuing to fly their aircraft despite defective parts. Although the U.S. is considered to have the highest safety standards by aviation experts, the majority of airline incidents occur in the U.S., with an average of at least one safety related accident, incident, or threat reported every day for a U.S. based airline. If you would like to learn your rights regarding aviation safety, please contact us to speak with an expert aviation attorney.
If you would like to learn your rights regarding aviation safety, please contact us to speak with an expert aviation attorney.