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Louisville Pilot Intoxication Lawyers

Operating an aircraft under the influence of alcohol has been a continual problem for commercial airline pilots across the nation. Although the number has decreased significantly since 2002, a reported 11 percent of pilots exceeded the Federal Aviation Administration blood alcohol limit of 0.04 in 2010. When pilots choose to fly under the influence of alcohol, they are endangering hundreds of innocent lives. Because of the size of the plane and distance they fall, airplane crashes almost always end in severe injury or death so it is critically important that they are held accountable for the harm that they cause.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by an intoxicated pilot, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To speak with a qualified legal representative about your rights and options, contact the Louisville pilot intoxication lawyers of Sampson Law Firm today at 502-584-5050 and schedule a free consultation.

Federal Laws

There are many federal regulations in place to ensure airline pilots act as safely as possible. Almost half of all airline accidents occur because of pilot error so it is important to hold your pilot responsible in case of an accident. Regarding alcohol and flying, federal law states:

  • Cannot be over the blood alcohol content level of 0.04 to serve as a crew member
  • Unlawful to work under influence of any drugs
  • Illegal to operate an airplane if you have had alcohol less than eight hours prior to takeoff

The culture of bravado and drinking during stopovers has been so widespread that there have been entertainment television programs made about it. This sort of lax attitude creates needless dangers and must be punished.

Contact Us

You may be entitled to financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other damages if you have been the victim of an intoxicated pilot’s actions. At Sampson Law Firm the Louisville personal injury lawyers understand this can be a difficult time and are dedicated to fighting for you. Contact us today at 502-584-5050.

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