Nashville Airplane Accident Lawyer
Injured in an Aviation Accident? Our Firm Is Here to Help.
Airplane and helicopter accidents can happen for a variety of reasons; pilot error, air traffic controller mistakes, and dangerous weather conditions are three of the most common. Due to the complex nature of any plane crash, an immediate and thorough investigation is necessary to uncover the cause and identify the responsible parties.
At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, we understand aviation accidents.
Immediately upon taking your case, we will set our team of independent investigators to work—which will help us build a strong personal injury or wrongful death case. If your accident was caused by negligent maintenance, equipment failure, or human error, our firm will work tirelessly to see to it that all liable parties are held accountable.
Request your free initial consultation today by calling our aviation accident attorneys in Nashville: (615) 933-2893.
Common Causes of Helicopter & Airplane Accidents
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board found that more than 140 civil helicopter accidents occurred in 2008, causing almost 30 deaths. When they do not cause death, helicopter and airplane accidents often cause extensive, catastrophic injuries. The most common causes of aviation accidents include:
Operational error refers to human errors that cause the accident. This can include pilot error or mistakes made by traffic control. Examples of operational errors include, but are not limited to:
- Flying while intoxicated
- Failure to properly plan a flight
- Inadequate training
- Failure to operate the aircraft in adherence to guidelines
Electrical malfunction means any failure in the electrical setup of the helicopter or airplane that causes an accident. Because the aircraft requires energy and various circuits to work, it is important that the craft is properly maintained. Some common examples of electrical malfunctions include:
- An electrical short
- Inadequate testing of the design
- Failure to check quality control
- The electrical source malfunctions
Mechanical malfunction occurs when a certain part of the helicopter or airplane malfunctions or fails to perform its intended function. This can happen at any point in the part’s lifespan. Common examples include:
- Improper design
- Poor maintenance
- Improper use
- Inadequate testing
- Faulty manufacturing
- Improper installation
If you or someone you love was injured in an airplane or helicopter accident, it is imperative that you act quickly. The aviation and insurance companies are probably already building their case. Allow our Nashville helicopter and airplane accident attorneys help you. We have over 100 years of collective legal experience and know how to handle all types of aviation accident cases. With our access to a nationwide network of investigators, we examine every detail.
Our attorneys have been recognized by organizations such as the Inner Circle of Advocates, have been included in the “Best Law Firms” list, and are AV Preeminent® rated. We do not rest until we have exhausted every avenue and angle to achieve our clients’ deserved outcome.
Handling Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases Since 1977
Since 1977, our firm's commitment has been to offer sound legal advice and powerful representation to injured clients and family members of fatal accident victims in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and throughout the region. If you are the victim of a plane crash or you’ve lost a loved one in an aviation accident, our team of legal professionals will go to work immediately to protect your rights to compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death action.
Act Quickly After an Airplane or Helicopter Accident
The official FAA investigation and insurance company inquiry may already have begun. The sooner we are able to take your case, the sooner we can ensure that your interests are represented. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer knowledgeable about aviation accidents, call Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge.
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