Liability in Aviation Accidents
In any legal case in which a victim sustains injury, one of the most important things to do is determine liability. In aviation cases, there are a number of individuals who may be considered liable for the injuries sustained. Our team at The Beasley Firm understands how to prove liability and what needs to be taken into account to help an injury victim seek compensation after an accident.
A Duty of Care
In order to show liability, it begins with proving that the negligent party had a duty of care to keep the victim or victims from harm. In terms of aviation accidents, this means that the individual or company had a duty to ensure the safety of all passengers prior to the flight taking off.
A Breach in the Duty of Care
Liability continues in proving there was a breach in the duty of care. For instance, a pilot who is supposed to perform safety checks as their duty of care. If the pilot fails to complete their check, it can be shown that he or she was in breach of their duty to provide care.
The Breach Resulted in an Accident
It’s not enough to show that the responsible party breached their duty of care, but it needs to be proven that the breach resulted in a crash. An example of this would be improper maintenance in which a plane or helicopter is not fueled up correctly and the aircraft crashing due to the lack of fuel. This means the failure to provide care caused the accident.
The Accident Directly Caused the Injury
Similar to auto accidents, it must be shown that the accident directly caused the injury or injuries sustained. The victims may be able to take legal action against the responsible party as this proves liability in aviation accidents.
Our Philadelphia aviation accident lawyers help injury victims and the families of decedents take legal action when they need it most. Our firm stands by our clients because this is one of the most difficult times in their lives. Let us help you seek the outcome you need.
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