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Who can be held Liable in an Airline Accident

The airline industry has a reputation for relatively high levels of safety and effective risk mitigation systems. Unfortunately, airplane crashes still occur, often with devastating effects for passengers and other victims. Airline travel involves a wide variety of actors, from airplane manufacturers to airlines. In addition, there are many other parties that involved in the maintenance and operation of aircraft, any of whom may be responsible for a malfunction or crash. Because of the complicated legal and technical issues that may arise in an airplane crash, it is important to consult with an attorney who understands how to handle complicate personal injury cases. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping the victims of negligence recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for their injuries.

Because of the inherent danger involved with airplane travel, the industry is highly regulated by  the federal government. Any non-compliance with these regulations may sufficient to establish legal liability in a personal injury lawsuit. It is important to retain an attorney who is familiar with these regulations as well as the standards of care set by the industry.  There are many parties that may be held liable in the event of a plane crash, including:

  • The airline
  • The manufacturer of the airplane
  • The pilot
  • The ground crew
  • The company responsible for the maintenance of the airplane

After an airline crash, it is important for survivors or the families of victims to retain an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a claim, and against whom any potential claim may be filed.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an airplane crash, you may be eligible for substantial compensation. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia