Austin Aviation Accident Lawyer
100 Congress Avenue, Suite 2000
Austin, Texas 78701
On average, over the course of the past 20 years, between 250 and 350 people are killed in aviation accidents in the United States annually, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. An average of 1,200 and 1,800 individuals are injured in aviation-related incidents each year.
If you, or a family member, reside in or around the Texas capital city and have been involved in an airplane accident, you need to seriously consider retaining the services of a skilled, experienced Austin aviation accident attorney. Attorneys at the Doan Law Firm represent individuals in personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of airplane-related crashes.
Airplane-related Wrongful Death Cases
Oftentimes the types of injuries associated with a plane crash, or similar type of incident, are catastrophic. Many times, when a commercial airliner crashes, all aboard are killed.
Our firm represents the relatives of individuals who are killed in that type plane crash. We work with the surviving relatives of a plane crash victim to ensure that they obtain appropriate compensation for their loss. These types of matters are called wrongful death cases.
Not only do we fight for appropriate compensation, we understand how personal this type of loss is for surviving family members. Compensation and compassion for our clients absolutely go hand-in-hand at the Doan Law Firm.
In Texas, there is a law on the books called the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations establishes the timeframe in which a wrongful death lawsuit related to an airplane crash must be filed in court. The failure to make this deadline likely permanently precludes you from filing a lawsuit to obtain compensation to which you are entitled because of the death of your loved one.
The statute of limitations is one of the reasons why you need to be proactive in the aftermath of a plane crash that took the life of a loved one. The overall complex nature of the claim settlement process with insurance companies and litigation in course more generally are other reasons why you are best served seeking out legal representation immediately after the untimely loss of a loved one in a plane crash.
Airplane Crash Personal Injury Cases
Not every airplane crash, or other type of incident, results in the death of all passengers. Rather, there are instances when those on board sustain injuries, sometimes serious ones. This represents another legal practice area that the attorneys at the Doan Law Firm are experienced.
In this type of situation, you may be entitled to different types of compensation for your injuries. These include:
- medical bills
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
Due to the fact that you may have suffered extensive injuries, you may also be entitled to future compensation. In other words, addition to receiving compensation for losses sustained at the present time, you may also be entitled to future payments for lost medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If the conduct of the negligent party, or parties, is deemed particularly reckless, you may also receive an award in a lawsuit for what is known as punitive damages. Punitive damages represent additional compensation for the egregious conduct of a defendant in causing the incident that gave rise to the injuries sustained by you.
Who Gets Sued in an Airplane Crash Case
The reality is that who gets sued in a plane crash case can prove to be quite complicated. Oftentimes, more than one entity or even individual may end up being named as a defendant in a lawsuit associated with a plane crash.
Potential defendants is an airplane crash case include:
- plane manufacturer
- third-party vendor
- airport authority
The airline itself is a likely defendant, but so is the manufacturer of the airplane. Third-party vendors that provide certain types of services associated with the aircraft may also be named as lawsuit defendants. For example, if aircraft maintenance is outsourced to a third-party, that entity may be included in a lawsuit as a defendant.
The possibility also exists that the pilot or other crew member could be a defendant in a lawsuit. If the pilot were somehow impaired at the time of the crash, he or she may be deemed a potentially responsible party in a lawsuit.
Schedule an Initial Consultation for your Aviaiton Injury
The first step in retaining an Austin airplane lawyer is scheduling an initial consultation by calling the Doan Law Firm at 512-806-0000. An initial consultation is an appointment with an attorney at the Doan Law Firm to discuss your case. There is no cost associated with an initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm.
During an initial consultation, an attorney reviews the facts and circumstances of your case. Counsel will also share with you some possible strategies to obtain compensation for your injuries or for the loss of a member of your family.
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