Statistics provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicated there were 1,474 general aviation accidents reported throughout the United States during the year 2009. Of those accidents, 272 were deemed to be fatal, with a total of 474 casualties reported.
Those figures represent a decrease in the number of plane crashes, both fatal and non-fatal, since 2008. However, countless plane crash victims were also victims of negligence. Whether an aircraft wreck was caused by defective or improperly maintained equipment, or pilot or airline negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a plane crash caused by one the following factors or other unlisted potential errors, your case may entitle you to recover reparations for medical and funeral expenses, lost and future wages, as well as pain and suffering.
• Defective, malfunctioning or improperly maintained aircraft equipment
• Engine failure
• Explosion in the plane’s fuel tank
• Mechanical or electrical malfunctions
• Pilot error or carelessness
• Airline error or negligence
• Inadequate fueling prior to takeoff
For assistance finding a knowledgeable aviation accident attorney that has experience litigating the claims of aviation accident victims and their families, please feel free to call (866) 598-1315.
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