Aviation Law FAQs

Q. Who can be held responsible in an airplane crash?

A. Depending on who is determined to be at fault for the accident, various parties may be held responsible. They include the owner/operator of the plane, the manufacturer of the plane, maintenance suppliers, and airport personnel.

Q. Do the same laws apply to military, commercial and private aviation accidents?

A. No. Different laws than those applied to general aviation govern commercial airlines and military aircraft.

Q. How soon after my accident do I need to file my case?

A. Under Louisiana law, you have one year from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.

Q. Do I need to hire an attorney?

A. It's a good idea to hire an attorney to help establish who may be at fault and conduct a full investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.

Q. Will my case settle?

A. Many cases settle out of court. Whether a case settles depends on the facts and circumstances of the case and the willingness of the parties to reach a resolution.

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