Why Hire an Airplane Crash Accident Attorney?
Wisconsin airplane crashes usually result in catastrophic injuries to pilots, passengers and bystanders. Airplane crashes can be caused by a number of different factors, including:
- Pilot Error
- Engine Failure
- Icing – pre-flight and mid-air
- Fuel Tank Explosions
- Defective Gauges
- Airplane Design Defects
- Defective Equipment
- Mid-Air Collisions
- Flight Instructor Errors
- Air Traffic Controller Errors
- Loading Errors
- Fueling Errors
- Defective Airplane Maintenance
- Airplane Structural Defects
- Inclement Weather
- Computer Failure
The operation of airplanes are governed by federal law. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for issuing and enforcing regulations and minimum standards for manufacture, operation and maintenance of airplanes. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is responsible for the investigation of all aviation crashes. Aviation accident reports can be obtained here. The NTSB is charged with securing all evidence relevant to their investigation. Unfortunately, NTSB investigators sometimes overlook critical evidence. They are also only required to keep the critical evidence for six to eighteen months. Unfortunately, under federal law, only the potential responsible parties are allowed to participate in the NTSB investigation. Airplane crash victims and their family members are not allowed to participate in the the NTSB investigation. However, if the crash victims are represented by an experienced Wisconsin airplane crash attorney, the NTSB will usually cooperate with the attorney throughout the investigation.
Note: Never assume all critical evidence will be secured by the NTSB. An immediate independent investigation is often required to determine all causes of a Wisconsin airplane crash. Retired pilots and retired NTSB investigators are ideal independent investigators. There is an abundance of critical evidence that can be obtained by independent investigators, including: and photographing the scene, speaking with witnesses, reviewing pilot logs, pilot certifications, pilot ratings, inspecting the airplane, and inspecting and taking measurements at the crash site.
In order to determine the cause of a Wisconsin airplane crash, an enormous amount of research and investigation is necessary. Rozek Law Offices works with the leading national experts in all aspects of aviation, including the following: airplane design, aeronautics, avionics, metallurgy, flight instrumentation, black box decoding, pilot training and certification, airplane operation, aircraft maintenance, air crash reconstruction and weather. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a Wisconsin Airplane Crash, contact an attorney with the resources and experience to effectively pursue the responsible parties.
Types of Wisconsin Airplane Accidents
At Rozek Law Offices we handle all types of Wisconsin airplane crashes. Airplane crashes can be separated into two types:
- Commercial Airplane Crashes in Wisconsin
- Private Airplane Crashes in Wisconsin
Commercial Airplane Crashes in Wisconsin
Commercial Airplane Crashes in Wisconsin involve all airplane crashes conducted by an airline for profit. Commercial airplanes are highly regulated by the federal government. It is common for a detailed investigation of a Commercial Airplane Crash to show that the carrier violated federal safety regulations.
Private Aircraft Crashes in Wisconsin
Private Aircraft Crashes in Wisconsin involve all non-commercial aircraft crashes. These can include the following:
- Small Commuter Airplanes
- Private Jets
- Air Ambulances
- Many Site Seeing Tour Aircraft
Private aircraft are not as highly regulated as commercial aircraft. The NTSB will still investigate the crash, but an experienced airplane accident attorney will also likely send private investigators to assist in the preservation of key evidence and to assist in interviewing witnesses.