When most families set foot in an airplane, the last thing on their minds is an accident or crash. However, aviation accidents occur more frequently than one might expect. Aviation accidents can come in many different forms, whether on commercial air carriers, non-commercial aircraft, charter flights, business jets, pleasure craft, hang gliders or helicopters. Despite significant improvements in aviation technology and the ever-increasing safety standards of air travel, aviation accidents are still a dangerous cause of death in the United States.
COMMON CAUSES OF AVIATION ACCIDENTS
- PILOT ERROR
- MANUFACTURING DEFECTS
- EQUIPMENT FAILURE
- STRUCTUAL OR DESIGN PROBLEMS
- VIOLATION OF FAA REGULATIONS
- NEGLIGENCE OF FLIGHT SERVICE STATION EMPLOYEES
- NEGLIGENCE OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS
- NEGLIGENCE IN A THIRD PARTY’S SELECTION OF A CARRIER
- FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE AIRCRAFT OR ITS COMPONENTS
COMPENSATION AFTER AVIATION ACCIDENT
In the United States, each state has its own laws about what types of compensation and how much is available to the victims of plane crashes. States generally allow standard compensation for economic losses, but laws vary on whether you will be able to seek punitive damages and non-economic damages. Compensation for a plane crash lawsuit may include:
- PAIN & SUFFERING
- EMOTIONAL INJURIES
- PAST & FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES
- PERMANENT INJURIES
- LOST INCOME OR EMPLOYMENT
- LOSS OF CONSORTIUM WITH YOUR SPOUSE
- WRONGFUL DEATH OF YOUR LOVED ONE
- PUNITIVE DAMAGES
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT INJURIES RELATED TO AN AVIATION ACCIDENT?
The damages that can result from an aviation accident can be both physically and emotionally daunting. When you have your future on the line, you cannot afford to put your trust in an inexperienced attorney. Instead, you need to seek the guidance of attorneys who have extensive experience and resources to either reach a favorable settlement or win your case at trial. We have done both on behalf of our clients on numerous occasions. At Fulmer Sill, we are proud to deliver high-quality assistance to all of our clients. Should you choose to seek our legal representation, we are confident that our experience and knowledge will produce a favorable outcome for you. If you or a loved one have been in an aviation accident and have experienced a physical injury, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured that should you choose to work with us, you will have legal representation that you can trust. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us. Please contact us at (405)510.0077 for a free consultation.