When Air Traffic Controllers Make Mistakes
Although most aspects of airplane travel have improved in terms of safety over the past decade, there are a few areas in which safety has actually decreased. For example, in recent years, there has been a distressing increase in air traffic controller errors. In fact, from 2009 to 2010, air traffic controller errors nearly doubled across the United States.
Any time air traffic controllers act negligently and make mistakes in the course of their work, they are jeopardizing hundreds of lives.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of an air traffic controller error, it is important that you act quickly to preserve your right to fair compensation. By taking prompt legal action, you may also do prevent other innocent individuals from suffering at the hands of a negligent air traffic controller.
What Is An Air Traffic Controller Error?
Air traffic controllers are responsible for overseeing every aspect of an airplane’s flight. If one of these professionals makes a mistake during the takeoff, flight, or landing of an airplane, the results can be catastrophic, often resulting in devastating injuries and death. Some of the most common mistakes made by air traffic controllers include:
- Working while fatigued or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which can result in controllers falling asleep on the job
- Flying two planes too closely to each other in the air
- Sending too many planes to a runway
- Misreading radar and other control systems
Air traffic controllers have incredibly important jobs to do, and when they fail to take their responsibilities seriously, innocent people are left to suffer the consequences.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys For Strong Advocacy
To speak with one of our qualified attorneys about your legal options, contact the Louisville air traffic controller error lawyers at the Slechter Law Firm today by emailing us or calling us at 502-694-5407 to schedule a free consultation.