Large plane flying in airAlthough aviation, airplane and helicopter crashes are extremely complex cases requiring an experienced litigator and law firm to protect injured persons’ rights, the cause of crashes is almost always linked to one of three factors. At The Segal Law Firm, we investigate airplane and helicopter crashes, looking for any evidence of: (1) pilot error; (2) weather; and/or (3) mechanical failure.

What is pilot error?

Pilot error often involves a pilot who, because of a lack of training or fatigue, fails to properly analyze a dangerous situation causing the crash of an aircraft.  The pilot may have mis-calculated the weather, the severity of a mechanical problem, or simply failed to follow existing and routine procedures to protect the safety of his or her passengers.

How does weather affect aircrafts?

Weather can often times be a factor in determining why a crash occurred, since failure to properly check and avoid serious weather conditions is a frequent cause of airplane and helicopter crashes.

Who is responsible for mechanical failures?

It is equally important to determine whether or not any mechanical failure has occurred, as mechanical failures can be the responsibility of the manufacturer or maintenance personnel responsible for making sure that the airplane or helicopter is in an air worthy and safe condition.

At The Segal Law Firm, we have investigated many aviation accidents which involved pilot error, weather and/or a mechanical failure. Although very complex in nature, airplane and helicopter crash cases, if investigated properly by an experienced law firm, can possibly result in very large damages awarded on behalf of the injured party and/or the surviving family members.

If you have any questions about who can be held responsible in an airplane or helicopter crash case, feel free to contact Scott Segal at The Segal Law Firm at 855-344-9100.