The law firm of Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy provides the following links to resources for people seeking information regarding aviation accidents and injuries.  If you have been injured in an aviation accident and need specific legal advice on your particular situation, contact Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy to speak with an attorney.

Airplane Accidents and Injuries Resource Links

Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy

Aviation accident attorneys based in Los Angeles, California, representing clients throughout the United States.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) Aviation Consumer Protection Division

Oversees consumer issues related to air travel.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Responsible for ensuring that the manufacture, operation, and maintenance of all aircraft meet minimum standards and all current regulations.

The National Transportation Board (NTSB)

Responsible for improving air travel safety by investigating all accidents and problems related to the aviation industry and recommending any changes that may be necessary.

The Air Transport Association (ATA)

Represents the industry on major aviation issues before Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures, and other governmental bodies to promote safety by coordinating industry and government safety programs.

Aviation Data Systems Branch

Collects, stores, and disseminates aviation safety data and provides a variety of technical information upon request. Responds to FOIA and Privacy Act requests.  Maintains data on mechanical problems, aircraft accidents and incidents, regulation violations, and other information.

AeroFlight Tech Data

Links to airworthiness directives and other regulatory information.

National Aviation Safety Data Analysis Center

The FAA’s incident data system. It contains records of events that do not meet the aircraft damage or the personal injury thresholds contained in the NTSB definition of an accident.

Transportation Security Administration

Responsible for security at the nation’s airports. Screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage.

Federal Tort Claims Act

Permits lawsuits against the United States for personal injury or death caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of certain government employees while acting within the scope of employment.

Foreign Claims Act

Permits the United States to settle claims for personal injury and death to an inhabitant of a foreign country caused by a government employee outside of combat operations.

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