How quickly should you contact an attorney after an aviation accident? The answer is as soon as possible because there is information that is only kept for a very short period of time after an aircraft incident.
For example, most aircrafts are tracked through air traffic control radar, and that radar is then kept by air traffic control but only for a short period of time. For us to be able to fully investigate an accident it’s often important for us to have that radar tracking data which will show the altitude of the aircraft, speed of the aircraft, and other important things that can help put together the puzzle of what happened. So it’s important that you do get an attorney involved so that then a Freedom of Information Act request can be made to air traffic control to preserve that evidence.
In aviation accidents, the injuries are often fatal. If you or someone you love has been involved in an aviation accident, contact an aviation attorney immediately. Data needs to be preserved as quickly as possible to fully investigate all issues surrounding the accident.