Aviation Safety & Accident Research
The tragedy of most air crashes is that they could easily have been prevented. Both the airlines and the manufacturers of aircraft regularly risk lives rather than correct a known defect or problem.
But substantial verdicts do act as deterrents to negligence and the deliberate oversight of uncorrected defects. Manufacturers are forced to conclude that it’s less than cost effective to pay huge punitive damage verdicts. By virtue of this obvious economic equation, The Wolk Law Firm is not content to let safer aviation evolve slowly.
The firm’s founder proactively co-sponsors aviation safety and aircraft maintenance seminars for pilots. These seminars focus on defects and potential hazards.
Whenever possible, The Wolk Law Firm actively seeks the enforcement of positive steps as a condition of settlement. As a result, the firm has been instrumental in improving crew seat latching systems; augmenting pre-flight procedures to ensure the drainage of contaminants from aircraft fuel; and obtaining regular service bulletins advising and warning aircraft owners of serious defects that could result in engine failure.
Arthur Alan Wolk is committed to educating the general public regarding aviation negligence and the risks of air travel. He has commented on aviation safety on such national television shows as “Nightline,” and on major network news programs (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN). He has also commented on national radio programs, including affiliated stations in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and Rhode Island. Both The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post have quoted him on aviation issues. Indeed Wolk’s views on aviation safety have been published in every major international and national aviation publication.
In order to win substantial settlements from airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and aviation insurers - all entities with vast corporate resources - a law firm must be willing to make a comparable investment in time and money. The Wolk Law Firm is willing to make that investment.