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Charter Plane Accident Attorneys Experienced Aviation Experts Are Ready to Help in Jacksonville

Unlike commercial air travel, private or chartered aviation is not strictly regulated and is therefore inherently dangerous. Chartered flights are organized by corporations or tour companies and are not subject to the same standards as commercial carriers. Specifically, pilots are often not as well-trained, and planes are not as well-maintained.

Why Do Charter Planes Crash More Often?

Private or chartered planes experience fatal crashes at a much higher rate than airlines. Most frequently, the accidents are caused by pilot error. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not inspect charter aircraft operators with as much frequency as commercial pilots, and charter pilots do not have to adhere to the same certification standards. Because of this, many charter pilots take on working hours that are in excess of the amount considered safe and make risky decisions when it comes to landing.

Pilots are also influenced by pressure from the corporate entity they are employed with. In order to deliver passengers on time, chartered planes often run longer hours or land in less ideal conditions than commercial planes. In addition, charter companies sometimes cut corners when it comes to cost. If a company does not pay for proper maintenance of the plane, nor give the pilot enough fuel to account for errors and adjustments, even the most competent pilot can’t stop a plane from going down.

Typically, charter plane accidents are caused by one or more of the following:

  • Pilot error
  • Faulty aircrafts (due to defects in design and/or manufacturing)
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Adverse landing conditions (including bad weather and/or obstructions)
  • Air traffic error

Who Can Be Held Responsible?

Depending on the circumstances of your charter plane accident, you may be able to file claims against the plane’s manufacturer, the pilot, the company the pilot works for, the company that maintains the plane, and/or the air traffic controller.

At Spoher Dodd, our team of board-certified aviation specialists will perform an investigation to find out what factor(s) caused your crash and which party or parties should be held liable. So far, we have secured $22.9 million on behalf of clients who were injured or lost loved ones due to aviation accidents.

Although hiring a lawyer might be the last thing you’re thinking of in the aftermath of a plane crash, our team can help you fight for justice after an injury or personal loss. Holding the appropriate parties accountable can be the first step in your journey towards closure and healing.

Tell us your story today at (904) 637-7721 or talk about what happened during a free consultation.

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