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Pilot Error Lawsuits Lawyer

When an aircraft crashes, there are several factors that are considered when determining the cause. Was the aircraft maintained properly or could there have been a mechanical defect or a design problem with the aircraft caused by the manufacturer? Finally, it comes to the pilot and whether he or she did everything possible to prevent the crash or whether the aviation accident was a direct result of their actions or inactions.

When pilot error causes a crash, the blame is rarely only on the pilot. A private plane or small operation may have only the pilot or owner involved, but commercial airlines have an impact on how their pilots perform. Poor training, fatigue from long shifts, short turnarounds on flights and other factors controlled by airlines can impact how well their pilots are prepared for duty. When a pilot error occurs that causes an accident, all the impacting factors are looked at to determine who is at fault and how it may have been prevented.

Determining Standard of Care in Pilot Negligence

When an aircraft injury accident is blamed on pilot error, it falls on the attorneys of the victims to prove the case. This can be difficult when it is unclear exactly what occurred and why. To prove pilot error or negligence, a legal team must show that the pilot responded outside the standard of care expected by someone in his profession. For commercial pilots, this is easier, as the majority of commercial pilots have excellent training and experience. This brings a higher level of standard of care to the profession. For private pilots, the standard of care may be less. It must be proven that most other pilots would have not made the error in the same circumstance.

Regardless of why a pilot error occurred, if it resulted in injuries or fatalities, the victims deserve to be compensated for their damages or loss. At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we offer an experienced aviation legal team that has the resources to investigate and prove liability in tough aviation lawsuits. If your family has been impacted by a pilot error injury accident, contact our team to book an appointment to discuss your case.

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