The overwhelming majority of aviation accidents end with fatalities, regardless of the size or type of aircraft involved. These types of catastrophic occurrences may be caused by a number of factors including:
- Errors by pilots or aircraft operators
- Aircraft defects such as engine failure
- Aircraft technology or software failure
- Inadequate maintenance of an aircraft
- Communication issues with an air traffic control
If one is involved in an aviation accident or suffers the loss of a loved one, then they may be eligible to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim, and be legally compensated for damages incurred. These damages may include medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. In the event of an aviation accident related death, surviving family members may have a valid claim to seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, and other damages.
Airline carriers must adhere to certain safety standards when transporting cargo or passengers. Mechanical failures, careless operation, incompetence of pilots and other issues that result in an airplane crash warrant an investigation of negligence in most cases. Accidents may also occur on icy runways, in terminals where passengers enter and exit, or in airfields that are not properly maintained by owners and operators.
The leading Chicago injury attorneys of Cooney & Conway help personal injury accident victims take legal action to recover monetary damages for their losses. We are a nationally recognized catastrophic injury law firm, called upon by other legal professionals across the nation for our assistance with complex cases such as those involving aviation accidents.
If you have been injured in an aviation accident, or suffered the loss of a loved one in this type of accident, contact the Chicago injury lawyers of Cooney & Conway immediately for a free consultation about your case.