Airplane accidents may be statistical rarities and airline safety is always a major concern, but that doesn’t mean people do not get injured while using air transportation. According to The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, approximately 809 million scheduled domestic and international flights take place on U.S and foreign airlines. With all of this air traffic, the percentage of airplane injuries is small. But, when the injured person is you or someone you love, the percentage doesn’t matter. The damages are real and there are consequences to the occurrence. When a planehas an emergency landing, crash landing, or mechanical malfunction which results in bodily injuries, or even worse, wrongful death, it can lead to devastating emotional and financial damages for both victims and their families.
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of an airplane accident, or injured while flying, it may be due to the airline’s negligence. After any aviation accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will conduct a full investigation to determine its cause. If that cause is due to pilot error, mechanical failure, maintenance issues, design flaws, extreme weather or loss of control, you may have a case. It is important to speak with qualified professional counsel to see what legal remedies may be in your favor.
What to do if you are injured while flying or in an airplane accident:
1) Stay as calm as possible. You need to gather facts to support your claim.
2) Get the names and contact information of fellow passengers and witnesses.
3) Note unsafe conditions which were readily apparent to you. Use your cell phone to take pictures if possible.
4) Accept medical care and treatment at the site of the accident if it is offered.
5) Do not sign anything provided by the airline that releases or minimizes their liability, or that declares non- injury. Let medical professionals determine if you have any injuries no matter how minor.
6) The airline representative should not hear about your injuries from you, or details of the accident beyond what is necessary to fill out an accident report.
7) Always tell the airline representative to speak to your attorney.
8 ) Get a free consultation from Michael D. Weinreb to determine whether or not you have a case.
How can Michael D. Weinreb help?
Michael D. Weinreb will help you determine whether or not you have a case and help you clear away the emotional stress and strain that happens as a result of being involved in a flying accident. When you hire Michael D. Weinreb, you know that he will aggressively defend your legal rights and provide the hands on service you deserve. An airplane, airline, oraviation accident can send your life into a tailspin. Let Michael D. Weinreb help by calling him for a free evaluation of your case.