Los Angeles Aviation Lawyer
Fight for Justice with an Aviation Accident Lawyer From The Doan Law Firm
If you, or a loved one, have been involved in an airplane or helicopter
accident, you may find yourself facing the prospect of life-altering injuries
of different types. You may have lost a family member due to the negligence
of an airline company, or another entity associated with the aviation
industry. In any event, you best protect your vital rights and interests
by retaining the services of a skilled, experienced aviation accident
lawyer from The Doan Law Firm.
An aviation accident attorney from our firm can be reached by telephoning
us at (424) 334-0000. The aviation accident hotline is staffed around
In addition to taking a proactive stance in retaining the services of a
skilled, committed plane accident attorney, you also need to familiarize
yourself with some basic information associated with aviation accidents
and injuries. Armed with this information, and with an experienced plane
accident attorney, you position yourself to obtain the compensation you
need in the aftermath of an aviation accident.
1290 accidents, involving all types of aircraft, occurred in the United
States in 2014, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
2014 is the most recent year in which a full set of data is available.
Of the 1290 accidents, 29 involved commercial airlines, 39 involved commuter
airlines, and 1223 involved general aviation aircraft, according to the
NTSB. No fatalities were reported that year in regard to commercial airlines.
On the other hand, 20 people were killed in commuter plane crashes and
424 in general aviation accidents. Hundreds of individuals were injured
in accidents involving aircraft of all types, including people with serious injuries.
Pilot error is the cause of over 50 percent of all commercial airplane
accidents, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Mechanical
failure accounts for about 20 percent of commercial plane crashes.
Other Types of Aviation Accidents
Not all injury-causing accidents involving the aviation industry involve
airplane crashes, let alone catastrophic ones. Rather, thousands of people
are injured annually in a variety of aviation accidents.
Slip and fall accidents are commonly associated with airplanes. These occur
not only when people are boarding or exiting an aircraft, but also when
on an airplane. Hazards of different types can end up in the aisle of
an aircraft. In addition, despite the confined space, slip and fall accidents
occur with alarming frequency in airplane restrooms.
Airplane passengers are rather frequently injured by food and beverage
service carts used in aircraft. These types of accidents tend to occur
when a crew member fails to appropriately secure the carrier.
Turbulence represents another type of situation that gives rise to injuries
on an aircraft. Of course, some turbulence cannot be avoided, even by
the best pilots. However, there are instances in which a pilot fails to
follow advisements and unnecessarily exposes passengers to turbulence.
Moreover, a plane crew may be negligent in providing timely advisements
to passengers about upcoming turbulence.
Compensation in a Plane Accident Injury Case
The nature and extent of compensation available to you in a plane accident
depends on the specific facts and circumstances of a case. Nonetheless,
with the assistance of a tenacious plane accident attorney, compensation
recovered through a settlement or judgment typically includes:
• medical bills
• pain and suffering
• psychological injury
• permanent disability
• lost wages
An experienced aviation accident attorney will fight on your behalf to
ensure that you obtain more than just compensation for existing losses.
You likely will be entitled to recover compensation for losses you reasonably
can be expected to incur in the future. For example, if you are like many
airplane accident victims, you may require medical care and treatment
into the future. Your pain and suffering may not abate any time soon.
Aviation Accident Case Attorney Fees
An aviation accident lawyer from The Doan Law Firm does not charge a fee
in a plane accident case unless and until a favorable settlement or judgment
is obtained on your behalf. The fee arrangement is agreed to at the beginning
of our representation of you and consists of a reasonable percentage of
any settlement of judgment obtained in your case.
Retain an Aviation Accident Lawyer
The first step in retaining an aviation accident attorney is to call The
Doan Law Firm at (424) 334-0000 to schedule an initial consultation. Our
telephone hotline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is no
charge for an initial consultation with a plane accident lawyer from our firm.
The Doan Law Firm conveniently is located at:
12100 Wilshire Boulevard, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90025