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If You or a Loved One Has Been Injured or Killed in a Plane Accident or Other Aircraft Accident, Our Massachusetts Plane Accident Attorney Experts Can Help. Call the Expert Boston, MA Airplane Crash Lawyer Specialists at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. Today at 617-787-3700 or Email Us at

Almost every Massachusetts resident will use some form of air travel in his or her lifetime. Whether it is a business trip, an exciting helicopter ride or a family vacation, thousands of Massachusetts residents use air travel each and every day. Travel by aircraft is considered one of the most convenient and quick ways to travel to your destination. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), because of the increased demand, worldwide air travel is predicted to double in the next twenty years. Despite the benefits that increased air travel will provide, having more aircrafts in our skies will also significantly heighten the risk of plane crashes and other aviation accidents. While air travel is generally considered to be safe, aviation accidents are catastrophic events that often lead to severe injuries, and even worse, Massachusetts fatalities.

Aviation accident statistics reveal that almost eighty percent of all plane crashes occur shortly prior to or after takeoff or landing. The number one cause of aviation accidents is pilot error, resulting in approximately forty five percent of all aircraft accidents. Mechanical failures cause almost fifteen percent of all aviation accidents, while one third of all aviation accidents result from an undetermined cause. For every two thousand aviation accidents in the United States, there are approximately six hundred wrongful deaths. The leading cause of fatal aviation accidents is the low-level maneuvering of an aircraft.

While large commercial airliner crashes garner the most attention, the majority of aviation accidents involve small aircrafts. Small aircrafts can include private planes, chartered flights, corporate jets and helicopters. Aviation accident statistics show that pilots and passengers on personal flights are more susceptible to serious injuries or fatalities. In the year 2004, more than 70 percent of all serious airplane crashes occurred during a personal flight. Personal flight aviation accidents occur much more frequently than major airline or business aviation accidents.

Massachusetts aviation accidents may involve many factors. Some common causes of aviation accidents include:

  • Design flaws
  • Equipment failure
  • Failure to properly fuel the aircraft
  • Failure to repair the aircraft
  • Improper maintenance of the aircraft
  • Inclement weather conditions
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Negligence of federal air traffic controllers
  • Negligence of on-flight employees
  • Pilot error
  • Poor visibility
  • Structural defects
  • Violation of FAA safety regulations
  • And other causes

There are two federal entities which are responsible for overseeing aviation matters. The FAA, along with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), are responsible for establishing the safety guidelines for flight operations, aircraft manufacturers, pilot conduct and other aviation related matters. In the instances that established airline safety precautions are not adhered to, devastating aviation accidents may occur leading to severe Massachusetts personal injuries or Massachusetts wrongful death. When these tragic aviation accidents do happen, the FAA and NTSB are responsible for investigating the causes of the accidents.

Our Massachusetts Plane Crash Attorney Professionals Are Available 24/7 at 617-787-3700. Our Massachusetts Aviation Accident Lawyer Specialists Are Nationally Recognized. Call Today. Your Needs Are Our Top Priority!

If you or someone you know sustained a serious injury in a plane crash or other aviation accident, you may be eligible to obtain financial recovery for your losses. Compensable damages in airplane and other aviation accidents include accident-related medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and more. It is critical to consult with a qualified and experienced Boston, Massachusetts airplane crash lawyer or Massachusetts aviation accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates who has extensive knowledge in the field of aviation accident personal injury law and who can protect your legal rights and interests. Please contact us today by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at to speak with a caring Boston personal injury lawyer or Boston wrongful death lawyer who will evaluate the merits of your Massachusetts aviation-related injury case. We look forward to helping you. Your needs are our top priority!

Our Massachusetts Plane Crash Attorney Advocates Can Help You. Call Our Massachusetts Aviation Accident Lawyer Professionals Today at 617-787-3700.