airplane accident

FAQ: What sort of injuries are most common in plane crashes and other aviation accidents?

There are no common injuries in airplane crashes. Aviation accidents can be catastrophic resulting in hundreds of deaths. However, they can also be minimal depending on the nature of the incident. If the plane is on the ground and there is a minor issue, the injuries can be minor in nature. However, when a plane

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FAQ: Who can be held responsible for an aviation accident?

Many different entities or individuals can be help responsible for an aviation accident. Who bears fault will depend on the specific facts surrounding the specific case at issue. Sometimes an error can occur due to pilot error, in that case maybe the airline employee is at fault. Other times a piece of the plane could

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FAQ: My loved one was killed in a crash of a homebuilt (kit) aircraft. Does that effect my ability to bring a lawsuit?

It depends on what your relation is to your “loved one.” If you are an immediate family member, such as a spouse or child, you may bring a wrongful death lawsuit. Likewise, if you are the parent of the deceased victim, you may have standing to bring aa lawsuit. If the “loved one” is your

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FAQ: How long does an aviation lawsuit take, and how much of my time will it consume?

Aviation lawsuits are very complicated and can take years to resolve. There is no set time frame on average, but from beginning to end if your case involved filing a lawsuit, you will be looking at several years to fully litigate your case.

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FAQ: Imagine I’m in a plane crash that takes off from one state, is scheduled to land in another, but instead crashes in a third. In which state would my lawsuit be filed?

It depends. Legally you can choose the venue you file a lawsuit in, which could include the origin or where the flight took off, the specific place where the incident occurred, the airlines headquarters, or potentially in federal court. An experienced attorney can investigate what venue is most advantageous and file your lawsuit in the

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FAQ: Should airplane crash victims or their families discuss settlement with the airline or its insurance company?

No. It is never advisable for you to try and negotiate a settlement on your own behalf. These airlines and insurers have decades of experience in settlement negotiations and you will always be at a disadvantage. You should always seek out an experienced attorney who can advocate and negotiate for you.

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FAQ: What roles do the NTSB or FAA play following an airplane crash, and how might that impact me?

The NTSB and FAA often conduct investigations following an aviation incident. The NTSB’s primary focus is trying to identify the cause behind any one incident. The FAA also serves this function but will also intercede when criminal activity is involved. These agencies independent investigations can sometimes establish a case for negligence, however, they can also

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FAQ: How quickly after an airplane accident must I hire an aviation attorney?

You should hire an attorney as soon as possible. Many times the aviation company representatives are immediately investigating the circumstances surrounding a crash, building their case and their defense. It is absolutely vital that you hire an attorney who can advocate for you as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will

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FAQ: What are the biggest challenges in an aviation accident case?

It depends. No one case is like another case. Each case is unique and with that comes different facts and circumstances for every case. This means that in one case there may be a product liability issue or manufacturing defect that you need to explore, in others it may be an issue of a pilot

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FAQ: How much compensation do you get if you’re in a commercial plane crash?

It depends. There is no set amount for how much compensation you can get in a plane crash. The range of damages you obtain will depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to, your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, impairment or disfigurement, lost wages and/or the degree of negligence that resulted

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