A single-engine plane crashed in Iberia parish, injuring the pilot. No other passengers were on board. According to witnesses, the plane crashed while the pilot was practicing landings and takeoffs in an open field. Authorities suspect the pilot collided with a power line.
In the past 10 years, there has been a 20 percent increase in private plane crashes in the U.S. Industry studies suggest that the cause of these accidents include pilot error, inadequate training, overloading planes, relaxed maintenance standards and sudden changes in weather. Mechanical failure is also more common in private planes than commercial aircrafts.
A private plane accident can have a devastating impact on a family. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, a victim can hold a negligent pilot or manufacturer legally responsible for his injuries. Surviving family members can also seek compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have a track record of success in protecting the rights of victims of plane and helicopter accidents. If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a plane crash, contact Broussard & David at 888-337-2323(toll-free) or 337-337-2323 (local).