Cincinnati Pilot Intoxication Lawyers
While plane crashes in the commercial airline sector are extremely rare in the United States, they are devastating when they do occur. Pilot error is by far the leading cause of accidents involving aircraft, and few things affect the ability of a pilot to effectively carry out their duties more than intoxication. Just as with a car accident, a drunk pilot can be held liable for the serious injuries and deaths their negligent actions may bring about.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by an intoxicated pilot, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact an experienced Cincinnati personal injury attorney of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733 today for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
Alcohol Regulations for Pilots
The Federal Aviation Administration is charged with ensuring the safety of airline passengers, and has various regulations in place to curtail the consumption of alcohol by pilots. The following are a few of the laws in place regarding pilot intoxication:
- Pilots may not operate the plane with a BAC of .04 or greater.
- It is illegal for a pilot to work for eight hours after consuming an alcoholic beverage.
- It is illegal to fly under the influence of any drugs.
While the lax regulations and drinking culture of the 60s have been often portrayed on television or in other forms of entertainment, pilot intoxication remains a serious issue that can easily lead to a deadly accident and there is no tolerance for such behavior.
If you have suffered an injury caused by the negligence of an intoxicated pilot, the experienced and knowledgeable Cincinnati pilot intoxication lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC, can help you to seek compensation for your losses. Contact us today by calling 513-321-7733 to learn more about your legal options.