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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 the clock.
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.
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