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What factors can contribute to a fatal aviation accident?

Traveling by air is an efficient way to travel great distances in a relatively short amount of time. While some Texas residents may rarely board planes for their personal and business travel, others may use aviation every week to meet the expectations of their jobs. Airplanes are also very safe, but, when accidents happen with private and commercial aircrafts, the aftermath can be devastating.

There are many reasons that airplanes can be involved in accidents and this post will highlight only a few of those ways. Readers are asked to discuss the facts of their cases with personal injury attorneys to determine if their claims may be compensable through civil litigation.

Human errors are some of the main bases for aircraft crashes. When pilots make mistakes during the operation of their planes, crashes can occur. However, mistakes made by other air safety personnel, such as air traffic controllers can lead to collisions and accidents between different aircrafts.

Mechanical errors can also contribute to airplane incidents. If a plane suffers from a deficient part or from a flaw in its design or manufacturing, then that deficiency may lead to the aircraft suffering a malfunction that leads to its crash and the injury or death of its passengers.

Not all airplane accidents result in fatalities but, when they do, the surviving family members of the accident victims can have a difficult road to travel as they cope with their losses. Depending upon their needs, the family may require help to provide their lost loved ones with a proper burial and to pay off any medical expenses they may have incurred prior to their death. In tragic cases such as these, families may consider pursuing wrongful death claims against the negligent parties whose actions led to their loved ones' deaths.

Source: FindLaw, "Aviation Accidents - Overview," accessed June 13, 2017

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