Oil Changes, Parts Replacements, Negligence
Maintenance errors are the second most common problem cited in aircraft crashes. (The first is pilot error.) It takes careful and thorough investigation to identify maintenance errors and hold the appropriate company and individuals accountable.
Our lawyers help people and the families affected by Aviation Accidents due to Maintenance Errors.
Identifying cause in an aircraft accident means preserving and sifting through the crash scene, reviewing maintenance logs and assuring that all causes of the crash are uncovered. At Gray Ritter Graham in St. Louis, our personal injury lawyers have the resources and the experience to handle complex aircraft accident cases.
- Negligent maintenance such as not performing scheduled oil changes, can cause plane crashes.
- When a replacement part was put into the plane, was it the correct part? Was the part put in upside down or in some other way that was incorrect? Did a failure to tighten all the parts cause an accident?
- A helicopter was built wrong at the factory, and then the replacement part sent to repair the mistake was not securely tied in place. Undetected maintenance errors like this can endanger all those aboard.
- An F-15 aircraft is built to exacting specifications so that it can withstand the stresses of Mach 2 speeds. When an F-15 broke in half from an in-flight structural failure, an investigation determined the aircraft did not meet specs, and that the accumulation of fatigue cycles finally broke the aircraft after many hours of flying. The manufacturer was at fault.
Our investigation is guided by experience and a determination to find answers for our clients.
The personal injury attorneys at GRG hold those responsible for aircraft crashes accountable and obtain compensation for injured victims and their families. Contact us for a consultation. We represent clients in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and throughout the U.S.