Aviation Lawsuit Settlement Funding

RD Legal Funding can help aviation law attorneys by accelerating their settled legal fees. Simply fill out the brief online application located to the right. Or you can call RD Legal toll-free at 800-565-5177 to speak with one of our legal funding experts to secure immediate post-settlement financing.

Aviation Claims

Airplane accidents are rare, but when they happen they usually cause grievous injury or death. Determining the cause of an airplane crash can take many months. Once the cause of the accident is discovered, the attorneys can determine which legal claims to bring against what parties.

The most common reasons for airplane crashes are:

  • Pilot error
  • Mechanical failure
  • Weather
  • Improper maintenance
  • Lack of communication with air traffic controller
  • Sabotage and terrorism
  • Running out of fuel
  • Birds flying into the turbines
  • Collisions with other aircrafts

Every civil aviation accident in the United States is investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent agency of the federal government. Depending on the nature of the accident, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may also be involved. The FAA is the regulatory arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation responsible for airports, air traffic organization, aviation policy, planning, and environment.
 
Among the most common suits brought following an airplane crash are product liability claims against the manufacturer or distributor if defective equipment, faulty design, or structural problems are major factors in the accident. Negligence is claimed if pilot error or other human errors were involved in the accident. If a federal employee causes an airplane accident, plaintiffs can sue under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) which directs the actions to be followed when suing a federal employee.

Center steps must be taken to care for the victims and their families following an aviation disaster. The Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 requires that:

  • The federal government must provide support to the families of the victims of major airplane crashes or accidents.
  • Attorneys and their agents are restricted from unsolicited communications with crash survivors and victims’ families within 45 days after the crash. 
  • The NTSB must designate an independent non-profit to coordinate services for the disaster survivors and victims’ families.
  • The airline involved in the crash must provide information about the accident and assist families.

While aviation law governs the operation of aircraft and the maintenance of aviation facilities, litigation involving aviation is extremely complex, involving federal and state laws and often international regulations as well, conflicting jurisdictions, and multiple parties. Currently, airport operators are mounting a legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to cut funding for 149 air traffic control towers. The FAA is accused of violating federal law meant to ensure major changes at airports do not erode safety.

RD Legal Assists Attorneys and Plaintiffs with Settlement Funding 

Post-settlement legal funding, also known as our Fee Acceleration product, is a cash flow solution for attorneys waiting on slow-paying aviation legal fees. Call RD Legal Funding at 800-565-5177 to speak with a legal funding specialist. Or fill out the brief form on this page to begin the application process.


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