Phoenix Pilot Intoxication Lawyer

Like commercial truck drivers and other large equipment operators, pilots are held to stricter standards than normal when it comes to alcohol consumption. Federal law requires airlines to test their employees for alcohol whenever they suspect abuse, when new employees are hired, after an accident, and at randomly throughout the year. Sadly, intoxicated flying remains a problem.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident caused by an impaired pilot, you need to contact a Phoenix pilot intoxication lawyer. Personal injury claims for an aviation accident can be complex; you need to begin researching and building a case as soon as you can. To learn more, call the offices of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

Drinking and Flying: What the Law Says

Commercial pilots are under the regulation of state and federal laws, as well as whatever policies their employees enforce. By law, people are not allowed to operate aircraft or perform any safety related job if they:

  • Have a blood alcohol content above .04, or
  • Have consumed any amount of alcohol in the last eight hours

When pilots violate these rules, they will be suspended and required to complete alcohol awareness training at the very least. If they commit a second offense, they will be banned from performing any kind of potentially dangerous job for an airline ever again. Unfortunately, these penalties do nothing to help people who have been injured by a pilot’s reckless and inexcusable behavior.

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Filing a personal injury claim can be the only way for injured people or grieving families to see justice done following a plane crashed caused by intoxicated flying. If you believe you have grounds for a claim, contact the offices of Phoenix drunk flying injury lawyers Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964.

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