Aviation Accident Injuries Onboard an Aircraft
Call The Doan Law Firm to Speak with an Experienced Team of Aviation Lawyers
Since humans have taken to the sky, some unfortunate souls have been injured
and killed while aloft. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in
an airplane, or if you’ve lost a family member in some sort of aircraft
incident, you need to seriously consider proactively retaining the services
of a skilled, tenacious aviation accident lawyer. The Doan Law Firm Aviation
Accident Hotline has been established to address any immediate questions
you might have about an aviation accident. The hotline is staffed 24 hours
a day, even days a week, 52 weeks a year, at (800) 349-0000.
One of the earliest recorded aviation accidents in the United States involved
the Goodyear dirigible, an aircraft called the Wingfoot Air Express. The
Wingfoot caught fire over the city of Chicago and ended up crashing into
the Illinois Trust and Savings Building. Passengers onboard the Wingfoot
were headed to a day of entertainment at a local amusement park. 13 people
were killed as a result of the crash. Of those killed, three were onboard
the aircraft and 10 others were located on the ground. 27 other people
on the ground were also injured. This historic incident illustrates that
not all injuries and casualties associated with an aviation accident are
on the aircraft itself.
Another point needs to be made in regard to injuries and even deaths associated
with commercial aircraft. The reality is that each year there are individuals
who are injured on commercial aircraft from incidents that do not involve
a crash of the airplane itself.
Examples of causes of such accidents that do occur on commercial airplanes
include, but most definitely are not limited to:
- Collision with beverage cart
- Inappropriately connected Jetway
- Cabin pressure problem
In addition to these types of incidents, with alarming regularity people
have been injured because of the conduct of flight crew members as well
as fellow passengers.
Sucked Out a Window: A Horrific Death Onboard a Commercial Flight
One of the most horrific onboard incidents on an aircraft in 2017 involved
an engine malfunction that caused a piece of metal to breakaway and break
through a window in the cabin of the aircraft. A female passenger seated
directly next to the window ended up being partially sucked out of the
plane. The engine issue did not cause the plane to crash and no other
passengers were included. The woman seated next to the window lost her life.
Admittedly, this incident is not commonplace. Nonetheless, it draws attention
and underscores the fact that not all injuries or deaths associated with
aviation accidents involve a plane crash.
The Doan Law Firm legal team has the experience and tenacity to fight for
people who are injured as the result of onboard accidents on aircraft.
Our aviation accident lawyer team is also experienced at representing
families who somehow lose a loved in an onboard incident.
Less horrific than getting sucked out a window, being injured by a beverage
cart or because of turbulence can result in long term damages and losses.
Our firm routinely fights for compensation following accidents of this
nature that incudes recovery of losses like:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Lost income
- Permanent disability
- Permanent disfigurement
In many instances, a person injured in an onboard accident has ongoing
losses. Our attorneys fight to ensure not only justice and compensation
for immediate or existing losses, but also for those you reasonably can
be expected to face in the future. For example, you may face ongoing medical
treatment into the feature as well as chronic pain. These represent ongoing
losses for which you are entitled to appropriate compensation.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Promise
The Doan Law Firm makes an unequivocal commitment to your regarding attorney
fees. Our firm never charges an attorney fee unless we obtain a favorable
claim or judgment for you.
Meet with a Fighter
The first step in getting a skilled fighter on your side after sustaining
an onboard commercial airplane injury is scheduling an initial consultation
with a Doan Law Firm aviation accident lawyer. There is no cost and no
obligation for a preliminary meeting about your case.
The Doan Law Firm is nationwide. We have offices across the country. In
addition, we can schedule an initial consultation at your home, in the
hospital, or anywhere else that is convenient for you. We can also schedule
a virtual appointment with you via the internet.