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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FAQ: My family member drowned in a boating accident caused by someone’s carelessness. Can I sue that person?

Yes. If your family member is killed due to someone else’s negligence you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer immediately. There is a laundry list of things that should be done to preserve evidence and pursue your case. The initial shock and sadness of losing a family member is a heavy burden, you

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FAQ: Someone in another boat caused my injuries, but we didn’t actually collide with one another. Can I still hold that person responsible?

In some situations, yes. If someone causes your injuries, even if the boats do not collide, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. The question boils down to causation – specifically, was the other boat the proximate cause of your injuries? An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the

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FAQ: From whom might I obtain compensation for my boating accident injuries?

There are a variety of potential parties that you may seek compensation from after a boating accident. Who, depends on a number of things, including but not limited to: the at fault party, the boat operator, the boat owner, the manufacturer of the boat, any companies who maintain or clean the boat, just to name

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FAQ: What are the common causes of boat accidents?

The most common causes of boating accidents include operating your boat while intoxicated, negligent entrustment of boating vehicle to someone who is not properly trained in operating the craft, improperly supervising someone who is not trained to operate a boat and slip and falls on wet areas inside the boat from splashing or spilling.

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FAQ: Is my case hurt if I wasn’t wearing a personal flotation device?

Many times defense attorneys and claims handlers attempt to point the finger or shift blame on injury claims to minimize what they have to pay out in damages. This often takes shape when the other side contends that you were not doing something you could have done to protect yourself when the incident occurred, e.g.

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