Like the automobiles that Montana residents drive, airplanes are complex machines made of a multitude of different, specialized pieces. All of those pieces must be carefully crafted and then precisely placed within the build of the aircraft in order for the machine to operate properly; when a mistake is made in the manufacturing or construction of an aircraft it can create a dangerous and potentially fatal problem for the pilot and passengers of the vessel.
Who is Liable if a Plane Accident is Caused by Faulty Parts?
Defects in airplanes that lead to aviation accidents may, in some cases, be compensable through products liability theories of law. Products liability law exists to protect individuals who have been harmed by consumer goods and establishes different evaluations depending upon whether the dangers presented through the products were due to poor design, mistakes in manufacturing, or improper instructions on use of warnings about possible dangers.
For example, if an airplane uses a landing gear assembly from Company A and that assembly fails to work when the plane is descending for landing, leading the aircraft to crash, Company A may face some liability for the incident. Entities that put dangerous and defective products into the world for use by consumers can often be included in lawsuits for the recovery of the victims' significant losses.
Common causes of aircraft accidents include issues with the:
- Engine controls
- Fuel tank
- Navigation system
- Landing gear
- And more
Defective parts are not the only causes of airplane accidents. Pilot error, weather and a host of other issues may cause an aircraft to suffer a dangerous incident. Readers who have questions about defective airplane parts and the law regarding aviation accidents are encouraged to contact a personal injury attorney in their area who handles airplane crash cases.
Contact Edwards & Culver Today
If you or a loved one live in Montana and are looking to file an aviation accident injury claim, then please do not hesitate to contact our law firm. Edwards & Culver has extensive experience in investigating which parties to hold responsible for these types of accidents and will not rest until you have received maximum compensation for your injuries. Give us a call at (406) 215-4735 or contact us online to schedule a free initial case evaluation.