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Defective Aviation Equipment Liability Lawyers

Every day, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides service to more than 2.7 million passengers on more than 44 thousand flights. Whether for business or pleasure, flying has become one of the most popular modes of transport across the globe. However, with the recent rise in aviation accidents, including the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets due to equipment malfunction, passengers need to understand their rights. If you have been the victim of an aviation accident, the team at Leav & Steinberg LLP will work diligently to build your case and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Types of Aviation Equipment Failure

Just one commercial airplane crash can result in hundreds of injuries and fatalities. The International Air Transport Association reported 523 fatalities in 2018 due to aircraft accidents—the highest number since 2014. Aircraft are complex machines, and one faulty part or component can result in catastrophic consequences once in the air. Whether from engine failure, defective electrical equipment, or human error, victims of an airplane crash may be entitled to compensation for the pain, trauma, and suffering endured.

Since the aviation industry falls under strict safety regulations, a thorough investigation is mandatory following equipment failure to determine the exact cause of the incident. The most common causes of airplane equipment failure include the following:

  • Materials used to manufacture the aircraft do not meet FAA standards for quality
  • Repairs to the aircraft were not completed properly or according to standards
  • A lack of proper safety instructions and warnings aboard the aircraft
  • Improper or insufficient inspections to the aircraft
  • Improper use of equipment or hardware on the aircraft

The Process for Airplane Liability Cases

In the case of an aviation accident, whether on a private jet or commercial airliner, the victim must prove negligence in the production of the aircraft or on the part of the operating pilot. At Leav & Steinberg, we will conduct a meticulous investigation to determine if the aircraft was improperly manufactured, or if any preventable defect or action caused the malfunction. Working closely with aviation experts and engineers, we will collect all evidence to build your products liability claim and prepare for a successful trial.

Trust Leav & Steinberg for Your Airplane Liability Case

With three major airports serving the metropolitan area, New York City has one of the world’s busiest airport systems. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a commercial airplane, private charter, or helicopter accident, our personal injury attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and the full extent of the law. Our multi-lingual team provides services in English, Spanish, Albanian, and Portuguese, and we never charge attorney fees until your case is won. We proudly serve clients throughout New York City, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and the entire tri-state area across a broad range of practice areas. Please schedule your free consultation today to discuss the details of your case with a personal injury lawyer.