Whether it is a small plane, helicopter, or large commercial jet, aviation accidents are devastating for all those involved and their families. At Bishop Legal, we represent seriously injured aviation accident victims. In the tragic event of a death, we represent the deceased’s family in a wrongful death action.
While it is true that air travel is one of the safest means of transportation, this is no comfort to the victims of aviation accidents. Our law firm prides itself on its commitment, sensitivity, and compassion towards grieving families and victims of serious accidents.
Danger in the Skies
Helicopters are one of the most dangerous forms of aircraft. They are difficult to fly and can be more prone to accidents in adverse weather and hazardous terrain. Pilots must constantly be aware of utility lines, radio towers, mountains, buildings and other tall objects.
In addition to flying risks, there is also the risk of inadequate training, inadequate maintenance, overburdened pilots, or other unsafe operating conditions such as flying in crowded airspace or too close to fixed objects. When helicopters crash, the results are often fatal or occupants may sustain serious disabling injuries.
When Is There Negligence?
In addition to the above-mentioned causes, aviation negligence may also include:
- Defective design or improper use of materials
- Instrument failure
- Failure to properly de-ice
- Air traffic control error
- Pilot error
With the competitive business pressures today, some pilots are not getting enough sleep or are over-reliant upon auto-pilot putting the public at risk.
Trust Our Experienced, Aggressive Injury Attorneys
Aviation accidents are a complicated area of law. Our team of attorneys have experience handling complex, high damage cases. We work with experts and know what is necessary to prove negligence and damages in a case. We have a proven track record of success and have helped numerous clients receive multi-million dollar awards for injuries and damages sustained in serious accidents.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or has tragically died in an aviation accident in Washington State, please contact us. We work hard to deliver the best possible results for our clients and offer free consultations.