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Many people are unaware of how common aviation accidents are in the United States.  Usually, the only newsworthy accidents reported in the media are the ones involving “jumbo jets” and 747s with the major airline carriers.  However, given the sheer number of plane crashes that occur, it is unsurprising that the general public is unaware of the majority of these accidents because there simply would be an overwhelming number of accidents to report daily.

In 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board reported 1,506 incidents across the country.  Of these incidents, 336 were fatal.  These numbers average out to a little over 4 accidents per day and almost 1 fatality per day with a fatality occurring in almost 1 in every 5 accidents.  These numbers are staggering.

In New Mexico, many of the plane crashes involve military planes.  Whether it is the military plane itself that crashes or that causes a civilian plane crash, someone is always to blame for a plane crash.

In addition, New Mexico is home to Spaceport America – the world’s first FAA licensed purpose-built, commercial spaceport.  It was designed to for space launches.  With Spaceport, New Mexico opened itself up to new and emerging aviation industries.  Now more than ever, experienced plane crash attorneys are important.

There are many things that need to be done after plane crash.  Largely, it is important to cooperate with the federal government investigators who are required to investigate the crash.  Specifically, all incidents and accidents must be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.  The two most important pieces to recover after a New Mexico plane crash are the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder (commonly referred to as the “black box”).  Once these items are recovered and the investigation is complete, our responsibility will be to build a liability case against the negligent parties.

BULLETClaims We Handle Involving New Mexico Plane Crashes:

    • Bodily Injury and/or Death
    • Permanent Disfigurement
    • Permanent Impairment
    • Permanent Disability
    • Medical Lien Resolution/Funeral Lien Resolution
    • Lost Wages
    • Property Damage
    • Worker’s Compensation Claims, if applicable
    • Reimbursement of Out of Pocket Expenses

Please give us a call at 888.902.6245 for a free consultation to discuss your New Mexico plane crash claim.  We will give you all the time your case deserves, and we will give you an honest assessment of your case and whether we can represent you.

Our Attorneys

Michael Whitman

Michael K. Whitman
9202 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
Tel: (888) 902-6245
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Adam T. Funk
Senior Associate
9202 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
Tel: (888) 902-6245

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