Lawsuit: Botched Landing Caused Passenger Spinal Injuries

A pair of separate incidents involving aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines are calling into question whether the airline is performing its due diligence in regards to aircraft and passenger safety. An airplane accident attorney can help people injured, or the families of those killed, in aviation accidents.

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Attorney: Severe Spinal Injuries Suffered by Plaintiff as Plane Skidded Over 2,000 Feet

An attorney for a man suing Southwest Airlines for injuries that allegedly incurred in a 2013 incident is referencing a similar, more recent runway incident in Nashville, Tennessee, in making his case for the defendant. According to Reuters, among the questions raised by the lawsuit filed in a Queens County, New York, court are whether Southwest’s aircraft are properly maintained and whether its pilots are adequately trained.

The lawsuit states that a July 2013 botched landing at LaGuardia Airport caused the victim to suffer severe spinal injuries, an allegation Southwest has yet to respond to publicly. The company did, however, terminate the pilot commandeering the plane after the incident occurred. Additional lawsuit details reveal that the defendant attributes his injuries to the fact that the plane’s front landing gear bore the brunt of the impact from landing, which it was not intended to do, leading the plane to skid several thousand feet, the website reported.

How an Airplane Injury Attorney Can Help

When negligence results in an airplane accident, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to earn
  • Scarring and disfigurement

When negligence results in the death of another person, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:

  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
  • Loss of the economic support of the loved one
  • Loss of the companionship of the loved one
  • Funeral expenses

Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of an airplane injury attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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