Studies show airplanes and helicopters crash far less often than cars. But when they do, dozens of lives can be lost in an instant. In fact, numbers from the National Transportation Safety Board show that the number-one cause of aviation accidents is human error. That includes accidents with commercial airplanes as well as the more common crashes involving small aircraft. In all of those cases, better decision-making could have saved lives. If you’ve lost someone to this type of negligence, you should talk to an aviation lawyer as soon as possible about holding those decision-makers legally responsible for their actions.