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Aviation Accident Attorney in San Jose, California

Although more people die in car crashes than in aviation accidents, airplane crashes are more likely to make the front page news. In addition to crashes involving commercial airliners, private plane crashes seem to touch nerves as well, although they typically involve just one or two people at a time. Airplane crashes, helicopter crashes, and other aviation accidents are likely to generate publicity for several reasons:

  • In many cases, there are multiple victims who are killed, suffer serious injuries, or are put at risk of dying at the same time.
  • The public is likely to be intrigued with airplane crashes because of the awareness that whenever we fly, we are at risk of serious harm if anything goes wrong.
  • People who fly depend on both private and public entities to keep them safe, including pilots, airplane mechanics, commercial airline companies, personnel at private or public airports, and air traffic controllers, to name a few.

In the case of a commercial airplane crash in which all passengers and crew members perish, each person who dies represents a separate legal claim for wrongful death. The damages due to the victims' next of kin will vary based on factors such as loss of care, comfort, society, and support. To make sure these issues will be handled correctly, family members can work with an attorney who has experience in these types of cases, such as John J. Garvey, III.

Thorough Investigation Builds Credibility

Full investigations are essential following an aviation accident. In the case of a private airplane crash, it is especially important to investigate the integrity of the aircraft itself. Was maintenance done properly and according to schedule? Weather, pilot error, or negligence by the operator of an airport or airstrip may be to blame — but defective equipment is often one of the key issues that will need to be addressed when establishing liability for a plane crash.

Whether you suffered injury or your loved one lost his or her life in an accident involving a private airplane, a commercial commuter plane, or a commercial jet, you are well advised to talk to an attorney as soon after the accident as possible. A detailed investigation into the causes of the airplane crash will likely involve a close examination of reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) or other agencies or organizations, as well as airplane maintenance records and other relevant information.

A thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding an aviation accident may pinpoint important factors, such as:

  • Was the fuel system regularly checked for functioning integrity?
  • Was the frame of the aircraft properly constructed?
  • Did power systems malfunction?
  • Did the pilot overshoot the runway at night or in poor weather?

Answers to questions such as these may provide the keys necessary to obtain monetary compensation for victims and family members after an airplane crash. The Law Office of John J. Garvey, III has years of experience investigating accidental injuries, including airplane crash accidents. San Jose aviation accident lawyer John J. Garvey, III welcomes the opportunity to review your case, make recommendations on how to proceed, and advocate on your behalf to ensure that you will be properly compensated.

Consult With a Santa Clara County Aviation Accident Lawyer

Contact our San Jose law office at 408-293-7777 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your personal injury or wrongful death claim after a private plane or commercial airliner crash. Aviation accident cases accepted by our firm are handled based on contingency fees. If there is no recovery of compensation, no fees will be owed. We provide flexible dates and times for appointments at your convenience, and we can conduct visits at a home, hospital, or rehab center if you are unable to travel.

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