We are a lawyer and attorney personal injury firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Commercial airplanes are governed by the regulations affecting
common carriers and are governed by different laws and protocols than are private
airplanes or other private vehicles. A common carrier is a business that transports
persons or cargo for compensation. Both Federal and state regulations govern
the activities of common carriers such as buses, trains, and airplanes. As a
general rule, a common carrier is held to a higher standard of care than is
a private party. They must have both the skill and the training to transport
passengers and cargo, and more than reasonable care must be exercised.
When an airplane crashes, the first area of information must be to discover
what caused the crash. This can be difficult, since much evidence can be destroyed,
including signs of mechanical failure or pilot error. Some of the causes of
crashes include pilot error, which is the most frequent cause; design flaws;
mechanical failure; and extreme weather conditions. It is vital that whatever
evidence is available be collected and studied so that the cause of the crash
can be determined. Once this is done, it will be possible to decide if the basis
for a lawsuit exists.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call our Law Offices
an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and
if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which
means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.
In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date,
known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you
do not waive your right to possible compensation.