Birmingham Pilot Intoxication Lawyers

Alcohol impairs the ability to make decisions and complex judgments. It slows reaction times and distorts perceptions. Its effects on a person can seriously alter their ability to do even simple, menial tasks. When a person with a tremendous amount of responsibility is intoxicated, they are more likely to make a mistake. Pilots have a duty to keep their passengers and aircraft safe from danger. When they fly while intoxicated, they are neglecting that duty and putting themselves and their passengers in mortal danger.

If you or someone you care for has been hurt in a plane crash caused by a drunk pilot, the Birmingham pilot intoxication lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., can help you to hold the responsible party accountable. You may be able to recover financial compensation for medical bills and other expenses incurred as a result of a pilot’s negligence. Contact us at 205-414-8160 to discuss your potential case.

Regulations

Pilots have a tremendous responsibility. They are charged with the safe transport of their passengers and the plane’s cargo. Intoxication puts a person in a position where they are unlikely to handle something as complicated as flying an aircraft safely. Because of this, there are regulations in place to prevent pilots from flying under the influence. Violations of these regulations can cost a pilot his or her job. Some of these regulations include:

  • Pilots cannot fly within eight hours of consuming alcohol
  • Consuming alcohol while working or in an on-call capacity
  • Appear for duty with a BAC higher than .04

Pilots who are caught breaking these rules are subject to civil litigation as well as the loss of their licenses. The Federal Aviation Administration takes drug and alcohol abuse very seriously because it is a matter of public safety.

Contact Us

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a drunken pilot, the Birmingham pilot intoxication lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., can help you seek compensation for any medical expenses you may have. Contact us by calling 205-414-8160 today.