New Jersey Aviation Accident Lawyers
Statistically, you're far more likely to be hurt in an automobile accident than in a plane crash. However, when airplanes and helicopters have problems in flight, the result is often death or very serious injuries. Both federal and New Jersey state law recognize this by strictly regulating pilots, air traffic controllers, aviation mechanics, and others whom we trust with our safety. When airlines and plane manufacturers fail in their obligation to ensure passenger safety, victims and their families have the right to hold those airlines, plane manufacturers and others responsible for any injuries resulting from such shortcomings; and may bring an aviation accident lawsuit.
Unfortunately, airplane crashes aren't limited to the relatively few commercial jet crashes we read about in the news. Small noncommercial aircraft ("general aviation"), charter planes, helicopters, and aircraft used by government agencies are statistically more likely to be involved in accidents than commercial jetliners. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, poor decisions are the number-one cause of crashes of both commercial and general aviation flights. Commonly cited causes of accidents include:
- Pilot error
- Mistakes by air traffic controllers and others on the ground
- Decisions to fly in dangerous weather
- Defective equipment
- Inadequate maintenance
Aviation accidents often result in deaths or very serious injuries including burns, spinal and brain damage, and other injuries likely to lead to permanent disability. These injuries, when the result of someone else's carelessness, are preventable tragedies.
If you believe you or a loved one was hurt in an accident caused by recklessness or poor decisions, you have the right to hold responsible parties legally liable for your injuries. A New Jersey aviation accident lawsuit can help you secure your financial ability to pay medical bills and other costs associated with the accident, and may compensate you and your family for lost wages, permanent disability or wrongful death.
The New Jersey personal injury law firm of Blume Goldfaden was founded in Newark in 1929. Since then, we've grown to 20 attorneys with four offices throughout northern and central New Jersey. Our firm specializes in complex litigation presenting substantial legal, engineering and medical issues; we have a doctor on staff and 12 of our attorneys have a special certification from the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Civil Trial Lawyers. We're proud of our strong record of success, which includes more than $320 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients in the last 5 years alone.
If you or someone you love was seriously hurt in an aviation accident, contact Blume Goldfaden today for a free consultation.