Military Plane Crash, Helicopter Crash, and Equipment Failure
Under the Feres doctrine, military personnel cannot sue the government for injuries incurred as the result of their military service. But in a military aircraft accident, when the injuries or wrongful deaths are caused by other parties outside of the military, the victims and their families may have a personal injury claim.
Military Air Accident Attorneys
Military personnel put their lives at risk, but the risk shouldn't include faulty manufacturing or mistakes by parties outside the military. At Gray Ritter Graham in St. Louis, our personal injury attorneys investigate military aircraft accidents for the families of the victims.
- 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.
- A military helicopter crashed not because of pilot error or equipment failure, but because of the failure of a utility to meet standards for high visibility markings on power lines. The power lines were invisible to the crew, and the helicopter was tangled in the wires and crashed.
We investigate to find the causes of military aircraft accidents.
Investigating an aircraft accident is challenging and requires extensive knowledge of aeronautics. GRG lawyers understand the challenges, the technology, and the law. Contact us for a consultation. We represent clients in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and throughout the U.S.