It is 22 times safer flying in a commercial jet in the United States than traveling by car, according to a study by the U.S. National Safety Council comparing accident fatalities per million passenger-miles traveled.
Aviation litigation is complex. It requires a command of not only the law but also of the technical aspect of aviation equipment, aerodynamics, flight procedures, and Federal Aviation Administration Regulations. Most people do not realize the frequency airline accidents do occur, however, because only the accidents with fatalities are covered in the media. Airline accidents can occur on the runway. Many of the airline accidents are due to air traffic control and other miscommunication problems that can cause airline accidents.