Who Is Flying The Plane?

by fstrack | May 13th, 2009

With the fatal crash of Continental Flight 3407, many are starting to see how most major airlines use regional and commuter airlines to extend destinations.  Most regional and commuter airlines that operate under major airline names such as Continental Express, USAir Express, or United Express are not actually owned or controlled by them.  The passengers on the fatal Continental Flight 3407 were not flown on Continental Airlines equipment, they were not flown by pilots trained by Continental Airlines, and they were not being transported to the same standards of care as their fellow passengers on Continental Airlines flights.  In 2007,  the Nurenberg Paris law firm was one of the lead trial counsel of a similar case involving American Airlines and a commuter aircraft.  This case exposed the serious safety and training differences between a small, regional airline and a large, national airline.

There are many factors in an aviation case that can directly affect the ultimate outcome, the duration of the case and a family’s entitlement to a full and fair recovery.  The insurers and representatives for the culpable parties will ultimately look out for their interests and those of their shareholders and owners, as opposed to the families.  It follows, therefore, that the preparation of this type of case should be commenced as soon as possible by lawyers experienced in aviation litigation to help ensure that the families receive a fair and complete compensatory damages recovery.

Airplane crashes seldom happen due to a single reason. Many factors come into play to cause an accident and all must receive appropriate consideration. More often than not, early speculation based upon insufficient or erroneous facts leads to the wrong conclusion. Speculation about the cause of this tragedy is already rampant, even by those who purport to be experts. At this point in time, only one thing can be said for certain: This accident should not have happened, and we stand ready to assist you in finding out why it occurred, who is responsible, and possibly, help prevent future similar occurrences.

For the last 20 years, attorney Jamie R. Lebovitz, senior partner with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, has been bringing justice to the families of those who have perished in aviation accidents as well as to the survivors, both in the U.S. and overseas.