Development of Aviation Law Speciality
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 is 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.
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of an airplane crash, you need the assistance of the Scarlett Law Group. Call (415) 688-2176 today to speak with a California Personal Injury Attorney.