Although airplane accidents are not as common as crashes involving motor vehicles or motorcycles, the devastation that typically occurs in these incidents is often much more catastrophic. Given that airline travel is anticipated to rise over the course of the next 20 years, the likelihood of being involved in these accidents also increases. While airline accidents are rare, they can occur with charter and private airplanes in addition to larger commercial airlines. Additionally, airplane incidents are not limited to just plane crashes; passenger injuries that occur inside the plane as well as events around or on the tarmac can also cause severe complications and death.
Individuals who have been injured in an airline accident may be eligible to pursue claims against the responsible parties for compensation. An airplane accident attorney may be able to help victims by determining the most desirable route to take for filing a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit. The personal injury attorneys at Van Sant Law, can also give advice pertaining to the legal process and help victims to determine who should be held responsible for the incident.
Who is at Fault?
Since airplane accidents can occur for several reasons, including a runway defect, improper plane maintenance, mechanical failure, neglect of the airline staff, pilot error, defective aviation equipment, and more, it may also be possible that other parties are responsible as well. Aviation law may be difficult to understand, especially if a victim is eligible to recover damages from additional individuals or entities, including:
- The owner of the plane
- Different commanding agencies
- The maintenance team of the aircraft
- Other passengers
- The airplane pilot or personnel
- The manufacturer of the aircraft’s parts
Since there is a possibility that more than one party may be liable for an airplane accident, pursuing a claim for compensation can be confusing. However, should you or a loved one sustain injuries, you might be eligible to seek compensation for loss of past and future earnings, suffering and pain, and any medical bills that you have had to pay out of your own pocket. Surviving family members who are grieving the loss of a loved relative may also consider seeking legal counsel to file a lawsuit for wrongful death on the decedent’s behalf.
Examining evidence, creating the crash scene, interviewing witnesses, and building the case is a time-consuming and stressful process. Although there are government agencies that typically conduct comprehensive investigations in the event of a commercial airplane accident, this investigation into corporate or private airline accidents might not be as thorough. However, the attorneys of Van Sant Law, can investigate the circumstances that may have caused the accident and help victims to recover the damages that they deserve. Additionally, our legal team can consult with insurance companies on behalf of the victim and recover the documentation necessary to prove the victim’s claims.
Have You Been Injured In A Georgia Accident?
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