Simply watching an 18-wheeler truck, a train or an airplane crash into anything gives anyone anxiety. The disparity in size of these gigantic vehicles when compared to a passenger vehicle leaves little room for error on the part of the operator behind its wheel.Nearly 12% of all accident victims who are killed each year are those who are involved in a truck accident, and almost half of the time the truck driver was found responsible for the accident. This is because the most common causes of such catastrophic accidents begin with the operator’s negligence in one of the following forms:
- Pilot, Driver, or Operator’s fatigue
- Pilot, Driver, or Operator’s impairment due to mind/mood altering substance
- Excessive scheduling and expectations
- Load shifting or improper restraints
- Overcorrecting and driver/operator error
- Undertrained driver
- Improper timing/overlooked maintenance dates or appointments
- Mechanical failure
- Unsafe weight and volume
Similarly, airplane and aviation accidents often have life-altering consequences. Whether involving commercial or private aircraft, aviation lawsuits can be difficult to prove and be complicated. In the aftermath of an aviation accident, a multitude of federal and local investigations will be conducted by government agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Investigations will also be conducted by local authorities and various insurance companies, which may be involved.
Assigning liability in an aviation case can be difficult with different factors possibly contributing to the accident. Factors for aviation accidents may include human error, mechanical failure, maintenance issues, defective equipment or air traffic controller negligence. Many aviation accidents result in the death of some or all passengers on board making many of these accidents wrongful death cases.
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