The first fatal aviation accident to have occurred in the United States was documented in 1908. The accident, which involved a Wright Model A aircraft, led to the death of one passenger and injured the pilot, Orville Wright, one half of the famous aviation pioneer duo, the Wright brothers.
The advancements in aircraft technology since 1908, and long standing aviation safety improvement efforts of the Wrights have been far-reaching, making air travel safer and more frequent, particularly in the area of commercial aviation.
Commercial aviation involves the transport of cargo or passengers. Regulations prohibit pilots from operating commercial aircrafts without specific licensing and registration for the aircraft.
Despite the strict requirements for pilots and operators of these heavy machines, human error frequently plays a role in day-to-day operations, and leads to flight injuries. In fact, commercial aviation accidents devastate the lives of hundreds of families of victims throughout the country each year.
Rarely do individuals survive commercial aviation accidents. Therefore, it is typically the families of victims of airplane crashes who are left to deal with the shocking and horrific aftermath. From funeral expenses, to loss of companionship, and emotional distress, surviving family members may be eligible for legal compensation for related damages they incur. The range of challenges faced by surviving family members in obtaining fair compensation; however, after their loved one suffers a fatal flight injury typically requires the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer who specializes in air plane crash cases.
Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter has extensive experience successfully representing families of victims in commercial aviation accident claims. Those in this predicament do not have to face the financial challenges of moving forward from such tragedies alone. If you have lost a loved one in an airline accident and would like a free consultation with an airplane crash lawyer to discuss your case, contact The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter PLLC today.