Aviation Accidents
Colorado Personal Injury Attorney for Aviation Accidents

Commercial airline crashes receive tremendous media attention. Aviation accidents involving smaller private airplanes and helicopters, however, are more common than most people realize. Unfortunately, the consequences of any type of airplane accident are often tragic.

Aviation cases involve numerous technical complexities. First, a detailed analysis of what caused the plane crash is required. This requires the assistance of experts who can analyze the cause of the accident. Second, aviation accident cases involve different and overlapping state, federal and international laws. Finally, insurance coverage disputes are frequent.

Some common claims that arise in aviation cases include:

  • Poor maintenance
  • Defective equipment, including computers or software
  • Pilot error
  • Air traffic control error
  • Engine failure
  • Instrument failure

There are several governmental agencies that become involved when aviation accidents do occur. These can include:

  • NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board)
    This is the federal agency in charge of investigating every civil aviation accident that takes place in the United States.
  • FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)
    A department of the U.S. government that is primarily responsible for the safety of civil aviation.
  • FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
    The government agency that investigates the possibility of sabotage or any other criminal act that may have contributed to the accident.

The attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC, are experts in handling aviation accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident, please call or email us today. It is important to begin an investigation as quickly as possible before critical evidence is lost or destroyed.