(310) 659-4900

AVIATION ACCIDENT LAWYER LOS ANGELES

What You Need To Know

FAA- Federal Aviation Administration is an agency of the US Department of Transportation and it oversees all aspects of American aviation.  The FAA was originally created in 1958.  The agency regulates commercial aviation transportation, it regulates air traffic facilities and it upholds flight inspection standards for flight procedures, routes, pilots and technology.

  • The FAA is divided into four different sub categories
  • Construction and operations of airports
  • Air traffic organization
  • Aviation safety- the branch responsible for the training and certification of personnel and aircrafts.  The commercial space transportation that ensures protection of US assets from flight to landing.

Regulations and guidelines https://www.faa.gov/  There are rules for runways, taxi operations, land operations, flight school certification and virtually everything pertaining to Aviation, and what a Los Angeles aviation accident lawyer is familiar with.

Standard Operating Procedures Level I is for single pilot.  Breakdown of the SOP’s begins with flight preparation, prior to takeoff checks, before entering the active runway, things to do before takeoff role, how to take-off, leveling procedures, radio navigation, how to maneuver downwind and different altitudes.   Pre-landing checks.

Level II is for multi-crew and it contains different navigation and navigation aids, takeoff briefing, power for takeoff, after rotation, speed climbs, and engine shutdown checklist procedures.

Flight hazards

Weather, fog, rain, lightening, hail, clouds, other planes, birds.

Pilot- over half of aviation accidents occur because of pilot error.  Planes are fitted with large consoles and the slightest variation can cause danger.  Pilots undergo extensive training but sometimes even veteran pilots get distracted, miss a route or miscalculate a landing.

Causes of aviation accidents- Pilot distracted, air traffic controllers, the plane itself, any maintenance issues or the instruments of the plane not working properly.

Mechanical malfunctions- can be from occasional defects in aircraft designs, if the aircrafts are improperly maintained, damage to the plane.

Types of Aviation Accidents

Commercial- Weather at the airport or in-flight, can have catastrophic injuries.  Turbulence is the most common cause for a commercial aviation injury such as objects and luggage striking a passenger or the passenger being ejected from seat and striking the plane, and evacuations.  Burn injuries can occur from careless flight attendants or turbulence can lead to hot liquid burns.

General / Private– The most common type of aviation accident.  It pertains to any flight that is not operated by an airline or the military.  Many private aviation flights can lead to catastrophic injury and even wrongful death.

Airport Accidents– Airports have duty to the public to keep conditions safe and encompasses accidents that happen in the airport, such as a (slip and fall accident)  a passenger cart being negligent, and from boarding the plane to take off.  Boarding ramps, escalators, inside passenger moving tracks, forklifts all pose dangers.

In Flight Accidents– Turbulence is the most common cause of in-flight accident injury.  Passengers can be struck by falling luggage, luggage in the seat, other objects in the plane and the actual interior of the plane.

Service carts and overhead bins can be extremely vulnerable in turbulence.

At McElfish Law Firm, we are familiar with the complexities of aviation laws.

Contact Us

Featured Success

$9M

Verdict for traumatic brain injury victim.

How We Help

Experience when it counts.

 

Few personal injury firms have the experience and proven results at trial as the McElfish Law Firm. Through our decades of experience, we have honed our litigation skills and strategies in service of obtaining maximum recoveries for our clients. We will begin investigating the facts of your accident and/or injury as soon as we begin representation.

Few personal injury firms have the experience and proven results at trial as the McElfish Law Firm. Through our decades of experience, we have honed our litigation skills and strategies in service of obtaining maximum recoveries for our clients. We will begin investigating the facts of your accident and/or injury as soon as we begin representation.

CONTACT US

Call our offices at (310) 659-4900, our 24-hour hotline at (800) 750-8946, or email us to set up a free consultation.

Los Angeles

1112 N. Sherbourne Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone: (310) 659-4900

Fax: (310) 659-4926

 

fb-icon  twitter-icon  linked-icon  google-icon