Helping Victims Of Aviation Accidents: Plane Crashes And Hot Air Balloon Crashes

Texas is a big state. This means that often the fastest way to get from point A to point B is sometimes a plane. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) notes that there are nearly 30,000 registered aircraft in the state of Texas. While this may be an effective way to travel things can go wrong.

The Law Offices Of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., Helps Crash Victims

There are a number of reasons that can contribute to an aviation accident. In addition to pilot error a crash can be caused by aircraft equipment failure, weather, birds or a maintenance error. If you or loved one has been seriously injured in a plane crash injury we can help. It costs you nothing to speak to a lawyer and we do not collect unless we win. We can help victims of:

  • Commercial plane crashes
  • Private plane crashes
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Hot air balloon crashes

If you have been seriously injured in a plane crash or hot air balloon crash or if you have lost a loved one in this type of crash contact The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C.

Who Is Responsible?

Hot air balloons, airplanes and helicopters are all considered aircraft, and are governed by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. The difference lies in the level of requirements that a hot air balloon pilot has which are fewer than a helicopter or commercial pilots. For example, hot air balloon pilots are not required to maintain a letter of authorization (LOA). This means they do not undergo periodic surveillance checks that ensure that all hot air balloon flights are being conducted properly.

Balloon pilots and company operators can and do make poor decisions, for example, flying in high winds or inclement weather. The operator may fail to check the equipment properly or fly knowing the equipment is not working properly. A suit may still be filed even after a waiver is signed. Hot air balloon injuries have also happened when a balloon has come in contact with power lines due to operator error.

If You Have Lost A Loved One In A Crash

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., are very skilled and experienced in aviation crashes. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crash, call our office and speak with a qualified attorney. We can help you determine what type of compensation you may be eligible for including:

Call The Law Offices of Chris Pettit & Associates, P.C., with offices in San Antonio, Laredo in Texas and in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Call us today at 888-592-9136 or fill out the online contact form and an attorney will respond to you promptly.