While air travel is typically safer as a whole when compared to automobile or train travel, the severity of airplane accidents can outweigh that of other forms of transportation. An airplane accident attorney can help people injured, or the families of those killed, in aviation accidents.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated airplane accident attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Who is Responsible in Airplane Accidents?
While the majority of air travel takes off without a hitch, airplane crashes do happen, and these incidents often cause devastating injuries and fatalities.
Due to the complexity of aviation accidents, there can be more than one defendant in many airplane accident lawsuits. For instance, airline personnel, the owner of the airplane, the plane’s maintenance team, the manufacturer of the airplane’s parts and even other passengers may be responsible, whether fully or partially, for negligence. Additionally, different laws may apply to each airplane accident lawsuit, depending on the circumstances and the location of the crash.
Those who have been involved in an aircraft incident should consider seeking legal counsel from an airplane accident attorney to begin the process of building a case and pursuing a claim for damages.
How an Airplane Accident 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
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of an airplane accident attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.