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San Luis Obispo Aircraft Accident Lawyer/Attorney

Aircraft accidents can have devastating impacts on passengers and their families. For instance, many aircraft accidents result in permanent injuries or deaths that can take a severe physical and emotional toll on victims. If you or a loved one were involved in an aircraft accident, it is important that you contact the top San Luis Obispo Aircraft Accident injury lawyers/attorneys. Steven P Roberts law firm of San Luis Obispo is well versed and experienced in aircraft accidents and will always protect your rights.

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$0NEGLIGENCE VERDICT AWARDED
$0WAGES LOST AFTER VEHICLE COLLISION
$0INJURED PEDESTRIAN AWARD
$0INJURED PEDESTRIAN AWARD
$0COMMERCIAL TRUCK COLLISION
$0AUTO MANUFACTURER NEGLIGENCE

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Aircraft Accident Causes

Aircraft accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but some of the most common include:

Pilot Error

Pilot errors are one of the leading causes of aircraft accidents. A pilot error is a mistake or negligent act committed by a pilot during the operation of an aircraft. The most common types of pilot error include:

  • Navigation mistakes;
  • Inadequate monitoring;
  • Failure to follow safety procedures;
  • Miscommunication with air traffic controllers; and
  • Incorrect use of landing gear.

Usually, pilot errors are unintentional, but a pilot can also be held liable if he or she was negligent or violated a government safety regulation. Determining whether a pilot breached the standard of care owed to passengers is largely dependent on the type of airplane he or she was flying. Commercial pilots are held to a stricter standard than private pilots because the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed a series of regulations and procedures that apply strictly to them. Liability in these types of cases will depend on whether any of the regulations were violated and whether that violation caused an accident. Private pilots are not regulated by federal law, so they are only held to the typical negligence standard which requires them to possess the skills of an average pilot and to use reasonable care. If a pilot’s error caused an accident, an injured passenger can filed a personal injury lawsuit against the pilot, but also against the airline.

Mechanical Failures

Another of the most common causes of aircraft accidents is mechanical error. Manufacturers and distributors of the aircraft and its parts can be held liable for damages if the part or design that caused or contributed to the accident was defective. In a product liability claim, a manufacturer will be held responsible for an injury sustained in an aircraft accident when a product’s manufacturing or design was defective or when warnings and precautions were inadequate.

 

Evidence

Reviewing certain records can help determine who was at fault in an aircraft accident. The most common types of evidence include:

  • Flight data;
  • Crash photos;
  • Maintenance and inspection records;
  • Flight plans;
  • Cockpit recordings;
  • Air traffic control records;
  • Operation manuals; and
  • Manufacturers’ records.
 
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Testimonials

"Steven is an amazing attorney who has the guts to say what’s on his mind and defend you at the same time. No decisions were made without our say so and Steven came through for us clear until the end. If we ever need an attorney again, Steven Roberts will be the one we contact for results. Thanks, Steven Roberts for being 'da man'."

Sara Phoekiti

"I was in a car accident last January and started receiving medical bills from the hospital shortly after that. I contacted Steve’s office and immediately he and his staff went to work on my behalf. He explained to me how the process would work and kept me in the loop every step of the way."

Tawnia Burns

"I can’t recommend Steve and his law firm enough. I felt extremely comfortable with the way he handled my case, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the compensation he recovered from me. Getting into a car accident is never fun… but feeling screwed by insurance is even worse. Do yourself a favor and call the personal injuries at Steven P. Roberts!"

Dan Steiner

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