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Experienced Help For The Victims Of Aviation Accidents

Oil is a major industry in Acadiana. The region has many offshore ports that rely on helicopters or small planes to transport workers. If an aircraft crashes, innocent workers can suffer life-altering injuries that make it difficult to earn an income or live their lives.

Since 1975, the J. Minos Simon Law Firm has represented injury survivors and their loved ones in insurance claims and lawsuits against negligent companies or individuals. If you are a jack-up rig worker who suffered an injury in an aircraft accident, attorney J. Quentin Simon can help you.

What Causes Aircraft Accidents?

Helicopters and planes are immensely complex pieces of machinery that need regular maintenance, high-quality parts and personnel with the proper training. A small thing that goes wrong can lead to hazardous or fatal incidents. Some of the most common causes of aircraft accidents include:

  • Mechanical defects
  • Pilot error
  • Pilot incapacitation
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Inadequate training
  • Excessive loads
  • Air traffic control negligence

Because plane and helicopter crashes occur at great heights and often involve explosive materials, the damage tends to be catastrophic. Far too many people have lost their lives or their livelihood due to the negligence of a pilot, aircraft manufacturer or other party.

Determining Complex Third-Party Liability

The complexity of an aviation accident means that more than one party might be at fault. For instance, a parts manufacturer may have supplied a defective piece that the maintenance team should have detected. In this example, both parties might share liability. Attorney Simon has handled numerous injury claims that involve more than one source of liability. He understands how to investigate a crash site and gather evidence to determine which parties are at fault.

After An Aircraft Crash, Hire A Knowledgeable Attorney

It is crucial that you have your own lawyer, as the aircraft company and any other company involved will already have a team of them. J. Minos Simon serves as your advocate throughout every step of your case. To request a free, no-risk consultation, please call Mr. Simon’s Lafayette office at 337-294-8581 or send him an email.