Aviation Law Alabama
The aviation law firm of Slack & Davis recognizes the large role aviation plays in keeping Alabama’s economy thriving, with approximately 73,000 jobs directly related to the aerospace industry in 2011. Located in the southeast United States on the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama attracts tourists with its Gulf Coast beaches, such as West Beach and Orange Beach. Alabama is also full of expansive greenery and hunting and fishing, which are mainly arrived at by plane. Not only that, Alabama’s general aviation industry plays a large role in the growth of local businesses. In Alabama, the general aviation industry is extremely important to the economy and local communities, contributing $800 million each year in economic activity.
The growing number of planes in the air means an unfortunate increase in airplane crashes. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Alabama saw 9 airplane and helicopter accidents in 2013 but there were 19 airplane and helicopter accidents in the following year. It takes a trusted and skilled aviation attorney to advocate for passenger rights by understanding complicated and ever-changing laws.
Established in 1993, Slack & Davis has been providing high-quality legal representation in the area of aviation law for over 20 years. Aviation law is a highly specialized and intricate practice that requires attorneys with specific experience and expertise. Our Alabama aviation attorneys can offer the guidance and support you need when facing injuries or the loss of a loved one due to a plane or helicopter crash. Contact us today at 800-455-8686 for a free case evaluation.
Alabama Aviation Lawyers
Airplane crashes can happen any time, for many reasons. Weather, pilot error, and mechanical failure are just some of the causes of airplane and helicopter crashes. As more pilots take to the skies, the risk of a crash increases. In addition, there is a great deal of specially designated military airspace in Alabama, especially around Montgomery’s Maxwell Air Force Base, which prohibits entry by civilian pilots.
Air Travel Alabama
Over a quarter of Alabama’s population is located in and around Birmingham. However, the real estate market is growing all across the state. As Alabama communities, such as Pike Road, Phenix City, and Fairhope spread out, the need for quick commutes increases. With that comes a higher number of general aviation pilots and an increase in air traffic.
People injured in a plane crash or family members left behind can feel lost and confused. A trained aviation attorney can help navigate the complex aviation laws so the survivors or family members can concentrate on healing. Slack & Davis understands how painful this period is for surviving loved ones, and we are committed to getting you the help and compensation you deserve.
For an evaluation of your case, call today at 800-455-8686 to learn more about the legal options available to you.
Orville and Wilbur Wright
Alabama has played a key role in aviation history. Orville and Wilbur Wright established the first powered flight school in Montgomery. The state has continued to make strides in general aviation and aerospace programs at the University of Alabama.
The following is a sample of companies who call Alabama home for manufacturing facilities:
- Airbus 320 family jetliners
- Continental Motors
- GE Aviation
- GKN Aerospace
- Lockheed Martin
- PPG Aerospace
Airplane Crashes Alabama
- January 2001 — The Dallas Cowboys Learjet 60 crashed in Troy, Alabama, killing two. The Learjet collided with deer during a landing roll, which resulted in the failure of thrust reversal system. Slack & Davis represented passengers in this crash.
What is The Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act?
The Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act has been in existence since 1996. This act regulates the treatment of plane crash survivors and their families by commercial airlines. The act is responsible for regulating media attention and solicitation from aviation accident attorneys. Among its many mandates, the act states the following:
- Airlines must provide victims’ families with access to transportation to and from the crash site, food, lodging and complimentary counseling services.
- Airlines must not release the names of victims to the media until the families of the deceased have been given adequate time to alert family, friends and loved ones.
- Attorneys are prohibited from reaching out to plane crash survivors or the families of plane crash victims until 45 days have passed since the date of the crash.
At the aviation law firm of Slack & Davis, we respect the needs of plane crash survivors and the families of those killed in aviation accidents. We understand that compassion, privacy and sensitivity are required, and we applaud the boundaries set forth by the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act. To reach out to our legal team for further assistance, please contact us immediately at 800-455-8686 to learn more about your options.