Aviation Law...
It takes specialized knowledge of the aviation industry and an understanding of aircraft mechanics and design to successfully litigate a complex aviation case. The fact is, most aviation "accidents" are no accident at all. However, in order to prove aviation negligence or aircraft defect, a probable cause theory must be developed and painstakingly substantiated based on past accidents, mechanical knowledge, an actual aircraft piloting experience.
Aviation litigation requires an in depth awareness of FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) procedures, policies, and other government regulations controlling the aviation industry.
In order to win substantial settlements from aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and aviation insurers - all entities with vast corporate knowledge - a law firm must be willing to make a comparable investment in time and money.
Time is needed for the extensive research and discovery necessary to prepare a case; funds must be available to hire expert witnesses and create complex demonstrative evidence, including wind tunnel and flight testing to investigate and validate accident analysis. And perhaps most importantly, a firm must invest in the career of attorneys attuned to the idiosyncratic nuances of aviation litigation.