When you board an airplane, you expect to safely land at your destination. But that does not always happen.
Aviation accidents are usually caused by pilot error, though there are other causes such as poor weather conditions, mechanical failure, and design flaws.
Aviation law covers accidents and injuries from:
- Major airlines
- Large business planes
- Private planes
- Tour and charter flights
- Hang gliders
- Helicopters (this includes medical helicopters)
Types of Injuries
Passengers and crew can suffer a variety of injuries including:
- Brain Injuries
- Fractures and sprains
- Medical problems that can be caused by stress such as a heart attack or seizure
- Smoke inhalation
- Spinal cord injuries
- Psychological trauma
- Decompression sickness
After an aviation accident, it is common for insurance companies to contact victims in order to convince them to sign legal documents. These papers protect the airline from liability, leaving the victims with no compensation. Unfortunately, many people to do know their rights following an accident so they sign on the dotted line. If you are a victim, you may be able to collect damages for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and disability.
These accidents require the plaintiff to prove the responsible party did not meet the required safety standards for operating, regulating, or engineering the aircraft. That is why if you are a victim, you should contact us. As knowledgeable San Juan Capistrano injury attorneys, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf and work with the insurance company to get you the compensation you deserve.