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Faulty Equipment In Airplanes

Airplanes are one of the marvels of modern technology, enabling human beings to travel far distances to connect with one another in a matter of hours. The technology which makes planes work is complex, and specialists are required for safe operation of airplanes at almost every step in the air travel process. As important as expert operation is state of the art equipment: if an airplane is not up-to-date and in optimal working order, the results could be catastrophic. Faulty equipment at any point in the flight process – including takeoff, active travel, and landing – may cause elements of the plane to stop working properly, thereby instigating a crash. Survival rates in plane crashes at any point in a flight’s duration have extreme consequences, as the pressurized air in the cabin, sheer volume of equipment in and on an airplane, flammable material throughout the plane, and elevation inherently involved in flying make any misstep nearly 100% lethal. If you or a loved one was killed or injured while in or around an airplane, our North Carolina and South Carolina injury lawyers may be able to help you.

Components of airplane engines need to be constantly checked for safety to ensure that plane propulsion remains optimal. Similarly, the elements of airplanes’ aerodynamic form and exterior – especially the wings, which are crucial both in-flight and for stops in landing – must be kept at a high-grade quality. The communication technology which ensures that pilots are in constant contact with air traffic controllers must be in perfect working order and not interfered with by passenger or external interference or issues in air traffic could cause a multi-craft crash. Turbines cannot be inhibited in any way or a plane could fall out of the sky or fail a takeoff or landing, and many other parts of a plane’s engineering must also be appropriately conditioned to the standards stipulated or they may seriously endanger the lives of their passengers and any number of lives on the ground.

Airlines are private corporations and may be subject to common carrier laws as transport agencies offering their services at a fee to would-be passengers. Combined with airplanes’ regular crossing of state and national borders and their immense in-transit vulnerability they are subject to some of the highest levels of regulatory scrutiny in any system for any purpose. Parties implicated in cases of airplane equipment failure tend to be individuals and entities associated directly with the airlines operating these faulty planes, though other at-fault parties may be identified.

The laws in the Carolinas and throughout the United States may differe but general obligate those at fault for injury or death to victims in traffic accidents to cover the costs of these victims’ medical treatment. The lucky survivors of plane crashes may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Families of loved ones lost in such crashes may be entitled to compensation too.

Airlines and their insurance representatives may offer a benefits package to the families of lost travelers very quickly, but only an experienced lawyer like those at Grimes Teich Anderson may be able to determine whether such a package is fair to those injured or to those families whose loved one was killed. Missing important deadlines could also jeopardize benefits, making it important to hire an attorney experienced in personal injury and wrongful death.

If you or a loved one was involved a plane crash due to equipment failure you may be entitled to a benefits package to compensate you for the expenses associated with the incident. You are not responsible for the airline negligence which led to the crash which forever changed your life, and there may be policies in place to defend you. Speak with an experienced Grimes Teich Anderson attorney today to help you through this convoluted system and ensure that you get the optimal package to cover the needs with which your crash situation has presented you. Our attorneys are experienced with common carrier violations and are ready to help you.


Are you a Carolina resident who was injured or killed in a plane crash due to equipment failure? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at 800.533.6845 and ask for your free consultation with a personal injury attorney. You also have the option to complete a free case evaluation form online.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

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