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Aviation Accident Injuries Onboard an Aircraft

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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:

  • Turbulence
  • 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.

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