Aviation Crash Lawyers in Denver
We Handle Serious Adverse Events Across the Country
There is absolutely no room for error in air travel. Millions of people are at the mercy of airlines, pilots, air traffic controllers, and plane manufacturers every day, both in the air and on the ground. When that trust is violated and a plane crashes, the victims are entitled to demand compensation. However, determining who is liable is a complicated and protracted process, involving multiple government agencies and commercial insurance companies.
No airline or manufacturer wants to admit that it was even partially at fault for an accident; to lose value in its company and have consumers choose to take their business elsewhere. Strong legal advocacy is needed to make sure the whole truth is exposed, and that any errors made at the time are known and will be corrected next time.
Leventhal & Puga, P.C., is a nationally acclaimed law firm which can provide that advocacy. Call (877) 433-3906 to speak to our representatives and schedule a no-cost initial consultation with a Denver-based aviation attorney today.
How an Airplane Crash Is Investigated
Depending on the size of the plane and local flight regulations, different agencies will be involved. For commercial flights that go down, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will dispatch investigators from the headquarters in Washington, D.C., while local field agents secure the scene. NTSB officials will pull data on the weather conditions, flight plan, air traffic control communications, and the aircraft’s maintenance history. Teams of experts will sift through the wreckage and recover the black boxes – the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder. The NTSB may take years to analyze the data, and rarely reveals the cause of the crash until its final report.
The Federal Aviation Administration, the airline itself, and the plane manufacturer will participate in this investigation. Technical knowledge can make a huge difference in prosecuting these cases, and Leventhal & Puga, P.C., attorneys have that knowledge.
What About a Class Action Lawsuit?
Since many aviation crashes involve more than one injured or killed party, it may be feasible to join together with other families and file a mass tort or class action lawsuit. However, it may still be best to reserve private legal counsel for yourself. These cases tend to be in the spotlight, and may last for several years at least. In filing your claim, we will review FAA regulations, the NTSB investigation, the pilot’s history, the aircraft’s manufacture and flight history, and the airline’s business practices. We work with experts in the fields of aviation, engineering, medicine, visual design, and more to get your case ready to present to a jury.
Whether you lost a loved one in a helicopter or private airplane crash in the Rockies, or a commercial jetliner crash, Leventhal & Puga, P.C., is here to pursue justice. Whether a mid-air collision, poor handling of mountainous terrain, or a defective part was to blame, our Denver personal injury lawyers will go to work to find out the truth and make sure the victims are taken care of.
Our trial attorneys are licensed in many different states. Please contact us at (877) 433-3906 to take action.