An aviation accident is defined by the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Annex 13, as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place from the time the person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight until all such persons have disembarked, and in which a) a person is fatally or seriously injured, b) the aircraft sustains significant damage or structural failure, or c) the aircraft goes missing or becomes completely inaccessible.
Between 1970 to 2019, there have been hundreds of aviation incidents resulting in hundreds to thousands of deaths each year.
Claims arising from injuries or death as results of accidents are controlled by the legal theories of negligence, product liability, or both.
Air travel is regulated by two federal agencies including the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Culpable parties may include the owner and operator of an aircraft, manufacturers, or maintenance suppliers, and in some instances, even the federal government. Aviation litigation is highly complex and involves many potential theories of liability under state, federal and international law.
Contact the Law Office of Danny Soong or 1toplawyer.com, if you have sustained an injury or lost a loved one due to an aviation accident.