Anyone who travels is probably familiar with the statistics about the safety of airplanes. And while it’s true that aviation accidents are rare, their consequences can be devastating for passengers, loved ones, and even bystanders. Determining the exact causes of an aircraft accident is a complex process but is essential for holding responsible parties accountable, getting justice for survivors and victims’ families, and preventing the same thing from happening again. Whether your case involves commercial airlines, private planes, drones, gliders, balloons, or any other aircraft, we can help.
Understanding Aviation Accidents
There’s a lot that goes into any aircraft—and we don’t just mean the countless parts and engineering systems that make up the planes themselves. There is also a broad network of organizations and operations that coordinate to make any commercial or private flight a reality. There are the manufacturers of both the planes and the individual parts, airports, labor organizations and individual workers, regulatory bodies like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the state, federal, and international laws governing flights.
Taken together, these many factors make determining the reasons behind any aviation accident quite difficult—let alone pursuing legal action. Not to mention that the high-powered insurance companies that invariably get involved will strive to make things even more complex. Ultimately, however, if any of these parties acted negligently or failed to uphold their legal responsibilities, we will make sure they are found responsible in the eyes of the law.
Houston’s Aviation Litigation Attorney
When it comes to aviation litigation, you need an expert. Attorney Mark W. Collmer of Collmer Law Group has been a practicing litigator for nearly 40 years. He understands the details of aviation law and aviation accident investigations, and can help you get justice for yourself or a loved one, whether for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Collmer Law Group will work closely with you at every step of the process so you always understand your options and can get closure.