Airplane Accident

Arkansas Airplane Accident Attorneys

Airplane accidents are most often catastrophic and fatal. Survivors often suffer grievous brain, spinal cord or burn injuries. Representing aviation disasters requires the skills and tenacity of an experienced personal injury attorney. Protect your rights and ensure you have a legal advocate looking out for your interests – contact the Arkansas airplane accidents attorneys at Nolan, Caddell & Reynolds. Our Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas office locations represent clients throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma, including Fayetteville, Bentonville, Bella Vista, Van Buren, Poteau, Sallisaw, and Muskogee.

Know the facts

Airplane accidents and crashes are investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). By law, attorneys representing victims in aviation accidents cannot participate in the NTSB’s initial investigation. However, airliners and plane manufacturers can participate since according to the NTSB’s reasoning they have the scientific and technical knowledge needed to assist the NTSB in an investigation. As a result, victims cannot be certain that those responsible for a crash won’t exercise undue influence in its investigation. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced Nolan, Caddell & Reynolds Airplane Accident Attorney if you’ve been injured in an airplane accident or have lost a loved one in a fatal jetliner crash. Parties that are potentially liable for an aircraft accident vary depending upon the cause of the accident. Those who own or operate the aircraft are certainly often responsible. Other times, manufacturers or mechanics may be liable. Hiring an experienced Nolan, Caddell & Reynolds Aircraft Accident Attorney is crucial in identifying and determining all possible claims.

Put us to work for you

The law firm of Nolan, Caddell & Reynolds has represented numerous clients in aviation-related personal injury cases. We understand how the NTSB functions, its investigative procedures, and how to identify lapses in its conclusions. Even though we cannot participate in the initial investigation of a plane crash, our aviation accident attorneys quickly request the following kinds of information in order to begin building your case:

  • TSOs
  • Hazard Reports
  • Airworthiness Directive files
  • Service Difficulty reports
  • FAA Facility Logs
  • FAA Airman Licenses and medical records
  • Pilot training records
  • Records pertaining to aircraft malfunctions
  • Photographs of any wreckage
  • Radar data from the ARTCC
  • Inspection records and reports
  • Copies of any black box tape recordings

While the NTSB’s conclusions are not admissible as evidence in a civil suit, some courts allow the NTSB’s Factual Report to be considered by jurors. That’s why Nolan, Caddell & Reynolds conducts its own investigations into an accident, taking action to preserve evidence, interview witnesses, and obtain information pertinent to the cause of a plane crash. We also prepare our clients before they are interviewed by the NTSB since by law they are not allowed legal representation during the interview.

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