Pilot Error Airplane Accidents In Buffalo, New York

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Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, and is Prepared to Represent Individuals Who Have Been Injured as a Result of a Pilot Error Accident.

Airplane PilotFew residents of Buffalo, New York, will quickly forget the night when a Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 airplane crashed into a house in Clarence, New York. The crash claimed the lives of fifty people, including the captain and co-pilot, and one pedestrian. The cause of this unfortunate accident was ultimately attributed to pilot error. Statistics from the Federal Aviation Administration found that, over a ten-year period, the average number of accidents as a result of human error increased from 13% to 116%. This dramatic increase shows an alarming trend and suggests that pilots are becoming increasingly inattentive in their duties. Every year the world’s borders are pushed a little further, as people travel greater distances from home in the course of employment, for family visits, or personal excursions. With more and more people relying on planes to get them from point A to point B, and such a large number of flights every day, there is a greater possibility that pilot error might occur.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows the often calamitous effects of personal injury. He has represented countless clients over the years, with over $175,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for his personal injury clients. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to pilot error in Buffalo, New York, or the Western New York area, reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939.

What is Pilot Error?

Pilot ErrorA plane crash is a tremendously tragic event, particularly when it results in loss of life. In such an event, there can be some comfort in blaming the accident on faulty machinery or bad weather. When a crash is caused by human error, though, it can make the trauma more difficult to come to terms with. The term “pilot error” refers to, “an accident in which an action or decision made by the pilot was the cause or a contributing factor that led to the accident, but also includes the pilot's failure to make a correct decision or take proper action. Errors are intentional actions that fail to achieve their intended outcomes.”

One important note in determining pilot error is that pilot error specifically refers to accidents that occur on public transportation flights. “True pilot errors can only happen in this highest level of flying because every reasonably foreseeable circumstance has been addressed in the design and certification of the airplane, the training of the pilots and the operational rules they fly under.” Pilot error, then, is when a pilot fails to follow proper procedures specified in their training, and as a result an accident occurs.



Causes of Pilot Error

Pilot error can result from one or both of two things:

  1. Poor decision making on the part of the pilot, most commonly as a result of exhaustion or inexperience; and
  2. Operational errors that result from either poor training or a lack of training or issues with the flight itself.

For the Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 crash in Clarence, New York, the pilot and co-pilot failed to react to warning signs emitted by the aircraft. By the time they tried to take action, it was too late to stop the plane from crashing. Whether it was fatigue that slowed the pilot’s reaction time, or a failure to adhere to proper training procedures, what matters most is that it resulted in an irreplaceable loss of human life.

With over twenty years of experience as a personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York, Jed Dietrich, Esq. is someone in whom you can place your trust. He and his team of top rated personal injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to obtain satisfaction in your personal injury case. If you are in need of representation, call our offices today at 716-839-3939 and we will answer any questions you might have.

Determining Responsibility

Pilot ResponsabilityBecause of the nature of pilot error, responsibility for an accident resides with the pilot. As outlined above, this is the case in the event of a public transport plane crash. When an accident occurs in non-commercial, personal airplanes, the label of pilot error cannot strictly be applied because it was a mistake in judgment on the pilot’s part, and not a failure to follow procedure, that resulted in the accident. In either case, it is on the pilot to ensure the safety of their passengers, and in the event of an accident, they are the liable party and subject to legal proceedings.

We all want to keep our loved ones safe, but sometimes the unthinkable occurs. When that happens, the last thing we want is to worry about what action steps we need to take. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team of experienced pilot error personal injury attorneys are more than capable of assisting you every step of the way. Allow us to help you in your case – you do not have to fight alone. Call today at 716-839-3939 to ensure the preservation of your legal rights.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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