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Long Beach Advocates for Plane Accident Victims

Air travel is a luxury many of us are able to enjoy. Despite the wonders we are able to experience through aviation technology, some are not as lucky. Airplane accidents tend to result in catastrophic injuries and death, which can forever change the life of a survivor or the family of a deceased loved one.

If you sustained injuries or lost a loved one in a plane accident, now is the time to consult an experienced Long Beach personal injury attorney. Joseph H. Low IV has a reputation for legal excellence, with a “10.0 Superb” Avvo rating. Low is a trial lawyer first and foremost, and as a former U.S. Marine, he has the tenacity to take on big corporations and fight on your behalf.

Contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV at (562) 901-0840 to learn more about your legal options.

An Overview of Airplane Accidents

Whether you are flying on a private plane or commercially, airplane accidents could happen at any time when negligence is involved. These accidents could be caused by any number of issues, including:

  • Pilot error: Piloting an aircraft is no easy feat. When a pilot makes a mistake, whether it be because they are impaired, fatigued, or simply inexperienced, it could result in disastrous consequences.
  • Mechanical failures: Airplanes are made of many complex mechanical components. When any of these components fail, it could lead to an accident.
  • Air traffic control negligence: Not all airplane accidents are caused by the plane or the pilot. Air traffic control’s job is to keep all aircraft safe by coordinating incoming and outgoing air traffic.
  • Adverse weather conditions: In some cases, adverse weather conditions could be the culprit behind an airplane accident. These types of accidents are generally unavoidable but rare.

Types of Airplane Accidents

There are many different types of airplane accidents, which can range in severity. Some of these accidents include:

  • Crashes
  • Emergency landings
  • Runway accidents

Single-engine planes are more likely to crash, accounting for 72% of fatal crashes. In most cases, something goes wrong during one of the phases of flight, though an initial issue can be aggravated by a subsequent one. For example, mechanical failure may occur and, due to pilot error, could be aggravated, leading to a crash.

Establishing Liability

In an airplane accident, more than one party may potentially be liable, given the number of problems often involved in these incidents. Pilots, airlines, maintenance providers, manufacturers, or air traffic control could be responsible for any resulting injuries and deaths.

Due to their complex nature, hiring a personal injury lawyer with experience handling plane accident cases is crucial. Your attorney can help identify the liable parties, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf.

Pursuing Compensation

The injuries and losses that often result from an airplane accident are devastating. It is important for victims and their families to pursue compensation, whether it be through a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim.

If you sustained injuries in an airplane accident, you could recover compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, rehabilitative costs, and pain and suffering. Your attorney can deal with the insurance companies on your behalf, so you stand a better chance of achieving a favorable outcome.

Navigating Aviation Regulations and Complexities

Airplane accident cases tend to be complicated due to the numerous laws that govern our airspace. International aviation laws, jurisdictional issues, and the involvement of government agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), may all add to the complexity of your case. Your attorney can review all the details and circumstances surrounding your case to accurately calculate your losses and hold responsible parties accountable.

Talk to an Experienced Long Beach Plane Accident Lawyer Today

For over 20 years, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has been dedicated to defending the rights of Californians. Our elite Long Beach team includes investigators, case managers, and support to develop the strongest possible defense. We are committed to providing the responsive and knowledgeable legal assistance you need during this difficult time.

If you were injured in or lost a loved one to an airplane accident, you are within your rights to take legal action. We will do everything in our power to help you get the justice you deserve and protect your rights every step of the way. Call us at (562) 901-0840 to schedule a free initial consultation with a Long Beach plane accident attorney.

"Joseph, Thank you for your assistance. Your understanding compassion & incredible expertise are admired & appreciated. I will be referring any of my clients who require legal help to you."
- M.D.