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Wisconsin Aviation & Airplane Accident Lawyers
There are 131 general aviation locations and eight commercial airports throughout Wisconsin. These facilities witness the departures and landings of thousands of crafts each month, and millions of individuals fly through Wisconsin airports each year. While airplanes and other types of air travel are generally safe, especially in comparison with motor vehicles, things can go wrong.
If you were injured in a plane crash or another type of aviation accident, do not hesitate to contact our aviation accident attorneys at Studinski Law, LLC. We have decades of experienced helping individuals like you receive compensation following a personal injury or wrongful death.. We will represent your interests from the beginning investigatory phase through settlement negotiations or trial. Call us today at (715) 343-2850.
Aviation Encompasses Many Aircrafts
When you hear of aviation accidents, you may think of commercial flights. However, aviation law covers far more than your flight from Milwaukee to Miami for vacation. The aviation industry encompasses domestic and international flights, private and commercial flights, large and small planes, helicopters, hot air balloons, powered and non-motorized hang gliders, parachutes, and more. These aircrafts can be designed, constructed, maintained, and used safely by those with the proper training and qualifications. However, if anything goes wrong, they can lead to tragic accidents.
If you were involved in an accident with any type of aircraft, from a commercial air liner to a local hot air balloon, do not hesitate to reach out to our aviation accident lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC. We are here to investigate the accident and determine what went wrong. Once we know the likely cause of the accident, we can then establish who is liable for compensating you for your injuries.
Common Causes of Aviation Accidents
It only takes one small issue to change the course of a safe flight and cause an accident. However, many aviation accidents occur because of myriad complex issues. When things go wrong at multiple stages, it can cause serious accidents that lead to numerous injuries and fatalities. Some of the causes of plane, helicopter, and other aviation accidents include:
- Pilot error
- Pilot’s lack of training or credentials
- Pilot intoxication
- Pilot drowsiness
- Flying in bad weather
- A defectively designed or manufactured part
- A defectively designed or manufactured aircraft
- An improperly maintained craft
- A systems failure
- Air traffic control error
Preserving Evidence in an Airplane or Other Aviation Accident
If you were injured or lost a loved one in any type of aviation accident, contact us immediately. It is essential that you have an attorney seek to preserve all potential evidence that may be relevant to your case. This potential evidence could include:
- The aircraft itself
- The accident site
- Photos and videos of the accident
- The pilot’s records
- The craft owner’s or airline’s records
- Air traffic control records
Sending private businesses like a carrier a preservation letter may be an important reminder to preserve evidence. If private individuals are involved in the crash, such as if the pilot was the owner of a small private plane that went down, a preservation letter may be essential to ensure they do not intentionally or mistakenly destroy evidence. Your plane crash lawyer can help you determine the best steps to take after an accident.
Determining Liability for an Aviation Accident
Plane accidents, in particular, are largely caused by human error. Often the accident is due to pilot error or the pilot’s mistake during poor weather. However, other individuals, such as a mechanic or air traffic controller, may be at fault. If you are involved in a plane crash, we will help thoroughly investigate the crash, including working with state and federal authorities to determine whether the pilot or another person was responsible. However, the accident may not be linked to one person’s carelessness or recklessness. We can also help handle aviation crashes caused by defects, improper maintenance, and systems failures.
We will work to establish which individual or business is ultimately liable for compensating you. Legal and financial responsibility may rest on numerous shoulders, including the:
- Aircraft owner or airline
- Aircraft maintenance provider
- Air traffic control
- Aircraft designer
- Part or craft manufacturer
Pursing a Personal Injury Claim After a Plane Crash
If you were injured in an aviation accident, you may have the right to compensation for your physical, psychological, and financial injuries. Under the law, when an accident was the result of a person’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct, that at-fault individual is financially responsible for all the damages the accident caused.
You may have the right to pursue compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Wage loss
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of society and companionship
- Property damage, when applicable
Many personal injury claims are resolved through an insurance settlement. However, filing an insurance claim does not preclude you from moving forward with a personal injury lawsuit as well. Filing suit may be essential to gathering evidence for your case, and if necessary, proving your right to compensation to a judge or jury. To learn more about seeking compensation after a plane crash other type of aviation accident, call us at Studinski Law, LLC today.
Wisconsin Wrongful Death Claims
If you lost a loved one in a plane crash, contact our airplane accident lawyers today to learn more about Wisconsin wrongful death claims and whether you have the right to pursue compensation for your loss. If you are entitled to file a wrongful death suit, you can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of financial contributions
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of society and companionship
Contact Our Plane Crash Lawyers Today
The results of a plane crash can be horrific. You may be suffering from severe or catastrophic injuries that have altered the course of your life. You and other families may have lost spouses, parents, children, and siblings. If you find yourself in this position, you may want to grieve and spend time with family and friends. You probably do not want to focus on your legal claims. However, your right to compensation cannot be ignored. You will need a financial recovery to move forward with life, whether you are injured or lost a relative. Contact us at Studinski Law, LLC, to obtain a legal team that will focus on the insurance claim process and legal procedures so that you do not have to.
Call (715) 343-2850 to schedule an initial consultation.