What is Aviation Law?

San Francisco Airplane Accident Attorneys

There is no specific discipline known at “Aviation Law” in the sense that there is a law of the sea (Jones Act), or of the railroad (FELA). This is particularly true in personal injury cases which arise from airline accidents. Rather, basic theories and approaches come from traditional tort concepts such as strict products liability, negligence, and breach of contract or warranty. To be sure, however, punitive damages are an important aspect of aviation law.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, there is a great body of law, both common and legislated, that has developed since the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, and particularly, since World War II. The development has been so extensive, in fact, that at least most major law schools are offering master of law degrees in aviation and space law. The curricula are highly specialized and deals with such esoteric matters as international treaties, air carrier regulation, and particularized administrative law procedures.

The Scarlett Law Group does not herein exhaustively deal with such specialized subject, but rather presents you with an overview in order for you to be armed to begin the arduous process of selection of counsel when tragedy occurs.

Our personal injury law firm in San Francisco represents clients injured in all types of aviation accidents. Our experience in this field also enables us to fight for the resolutions clients deserve, no matter the challenges or parties involved.

Call (415) 688-2176 today to speak with a lawyer from our firm.

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