Unlike other types of accidents, plane or helicopter crashes often expose victims to highly tragic scenarios such as loss of life, permanent injury and damage to personal property. Also, this type of accident is often investigated by government agencies, meaning that survivors or their families may have to deal with a long battle of legal and medical processes.
However, victims of plane crashes or their survivors can often find reassurance by contacting an aviation accident attorney knowledgeable in aviation law. Having an accident lawyer there to manage the tedious, confusing legal and medical processes can keep the victims and their families focused on what’s most important: healing.
If you have been involved in a minor or a major aviation accident, contact Rue & Ziffra at 800-526-4711 for your free consultation and to find out what benefits you may be entitled to.
The typical categories of recoverable damages in a personal injury claim arising from a plane crash aviation accident include:
Past and future medical expenses;
Lost wages and, lost earning capacity
Past and future pain and suffering;
Loss of consortium/association (usually available to married couples only); and
Each jurisdiction will differ as to what damages may be recovered, and what proof is required for each category. Many states also impose “caps” on certain categories of damages, thereby limiting a potential recovery. An experienced aviation attorney can help you choose the best jurisdiction and present your damages properly, to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Severe injuries caused by plane crashes and helicopter crashes can have a devastating impact on the quality of life for victims and their families.
An attorney may be able to help you recover compensation to help ensure the best in treatment and care.
The odds that any single person will be involved in a plane crash are about one-in-twenty thousand. However, more than fifteen thousand Americans will be involved in at least some type of aviation accident during their lifetime. If you have been involved in a plane accident, notify a personal injury lawyer or place crash attorney.
Approximately 80 percent of all plane crashes occur shortly before, after, or during takeoff or landing. While mid-flight disasters happen, they are rare.
An accident survey of 1,843 aircraft accidents (excluding military, private and charter aircraft) from 1950 through 2006 determined the causes were:
53%: Pilot error
21%: Mechanical failure
8%: Other human error (air traffic controller error, improper loading of aircraft, improper maintenance, fuel contamination, language miscommunication etc.)
6%: Sabotage (bombs, hijackings, shoot-downs)
1%: Other causes
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent organization that investigates aviation, highway, marine, railroads, and pipeline accidents that take place in the United States. Specifically, every civil aviation accident that occurs in the U.S. must be closely examined by the NTSB.
Plane Crashes (depending on their impact) are often investigated by several government agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
For over 40 Years, The Law Offices of Rue & Ziffra and Attorneys have provided legal advice and results for those who have been affected by a Plane Crash or Aviation Accident in Bunnell, Daytona Beach, DeBary, DeLand, Deltona, Edgewater, Flagler Beach, New Smyrna, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Port Orange and Sanford.