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Violation of FAA Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration is the US government agency responsible for the safety of air travel in this country (and international travel originating here). Its goal is to provide and uphold standards for safety, equipment, and employee practices in considerations of air travel, and it uses massive quantities of data to determine what these practices should be. The FAA’s established standards allow travelers to keep their peace of mind when they fly to and from vacations and other trips.

Unfortunately, there are instances in which FAA regulations are not followed to a T, and these are often situations in which tragedies occur. The agency rules on ordinances for air traffic control and in-flight safety, and these are not laws to be taken lightly. While most pilots are very safe flyers, sometimes they may violate FAA regulation by failing to communicate with air traffic controllers appropriately or by disobeying orders. While most air traffic controllers are safe too, sometimes a few may also violate FAA regulation with deadly consequences. Inattention on the part of any operator involved in air travel puts every passenger’s life at risk, and the FAA retains the right to enforce its own regulations with the full backing of the federal government.

Though airlines and the FAA will ultimately identify the parties at fault in crash situations, insurance companies may be hesitant to compensate the families of those killed in a crash or to those injured in a crash. These payouts can be very expensive, and liability for the errors may be pushed around from operator to operator and agency to agency, leaving victims stuck covering costs until the statute of limitations is up. The North Carolina and South Carolina attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson are experienced in personal injury and wrongful death and may be able help you.

What You Need to Know

Generally, the law obligates the parties responsible for causing accidents to pay compensation to cover costs faced by their victims. In situations such as aircraft crashes caused by a failure to follow FAA rules, it can sometimes be more difficult to identify the party at fault, but if you were injured or someone you love was killed as a result of such a situation, you will probably need the help of an experienced attorney. Airlines are subject to rules enforced for common carriers – agencies providing mass transport at a fee to consumers – and the negligence of the people they employ subjects them to insurance costs for people in your situation.

Don’t go without the representation of a Grimes Teich Anderson LLP attorney and try to handle the claim on your own. Insurance companies have no desire to pay you the benefits you may deserve. Trying to handle such a case on your own could cause you to risk the benefits to which you may be entitled. You may underestimate the value of your claim, miss a deadline, or communicate with the wrong people through the wrong channels. Our attorneys are experienced in fighting insurance companies and understand the law to help get you the full benefits package to which you may be entitled to for your FAA violation case.


Were you or a person you love injured or killed when a plane crash was caused by a violation of FAA standards? 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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