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Airplane Accident Attorney

Have You Been Injured? Speak Confidentially to Our Experienced Texas Aviation Accident Attorneys 

While most people may go their entire lives without needing the help of an aviation injury attorney, the expertise of a lawyer well-versed in aviation law can be invaluable in the wake of an aviation incident that has left you or a loved one injured. Contact our team of Texas aviation accident lawyers for a free case evaluation.

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Do You Require the Assistance of an Airplane Accident Attorney?

Aviation accidents are often overshadowed by other types of incidents in the United States, leading many to assume they are rare. However, those who have suffered injuries or lost family members in aviation accidents paint a different picture. In reality, aviation crashes and accidents occur, on average, nearly three out of every four days in this country, with even more incidents taking place on international flights.

Given the complexity and altitude involved in air travel, these accidents tend to be severe, resulting in injuries and fatalities. When faced with the aftermath of a plane crash, the most effective and efficient way to understand your legal options and seek financial compensation for your losses is to enlist the services of an experienced aviation accident attorney.

Common Causes of Aviation Accidents and Airplane Crashes

Aviation accidents typically fall into four general categories:

  • Loss of control
  • Controlled flight into terrain
  • Approach and landing
  • Automation

Injuries can occur on airplanes for a variety of reasons, including falling objects, narrow cabins that restrict movement, and turbulence. Cabin turbulence is believed to be the main cause of non-fatal injuries to passengers and flight attendants. Turbulence injuries often occur when airlines fail to provide adequate and timely warnings. Airplane accidents can occur due to improper pilot training, improper navigation under weather conditions, maintenance errors, defective equipment, etc.

Understanding Aviation Accident Cases

The term "aviation accident" describes any instance in which a person sustains serious injuries or loses their life on an aircraft between the time of boarding and disembarking, or when the aircraft goes missing. Exceptions to this definition include injuries or deaths resulting from self-infliction, actions by others, or natural causes. Flights where the aircraft sustains damage or malfunctions in a way that impacts its performance are also classified as accidents.

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Injuries Caused by Airplane Accidents

Plane crashes can cause significant damage and fatalities. Survivors of plane crashes can suffer long-term or permanent catastrophic injuries and ongoing psychological trauma. Traumatic brain injuries and neck and spine problems can be caused by falling luggage hitting a passenger on the head. Other adverse events in aircraft can cause serious injuries, including:

  • Brain Injury 
  • Spinal Trauma 
  • Multiple Fractures 
  • Internal Damage 
  • Paralysis 
  • Burn Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Death

Types Of Damages That Can Be Recovered

Compensation for personal injuries can include economic and non-economic damages. When there is evidence that the defendant acted with malice, the jury may also award punitive damages.

Economic damages may include:

  • Loss Of Income 
  • Loss Of Future Earning Power 
  • Hospitalization, Radiology, Surgery, Medication, Medical Care 
  • Prosthetics And Mobility Devices 
  • Treatment 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Transfer To Medical Institution 
  • Alternative Housing Services 
  • Funeral Expenses

Noneconomic damages include:

  • Mental Stress 
  • Pain And Suffering 
  • Decrease In Marital and Family Relationships 
  • Unable To Care for Family 
  • Loss Of Physical Function 
  • Scars And Disfigurement 
  • Permanent Failure
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Aviation Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one is a victim of an aviation accident, seeking immediate assistance from reputable and experienced aviation attorneys can be immensely beneficial. Our skilled airplane accident lawyers will conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine the accident's cause and assign liability. Once liability is established, our team will tirelessly work to ensure you recover from your injuries and receive compensation for medical expenses, losses, and damages resulting from the negligence of others.

Your well-being is our priority, and we're here to guide you toward the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one has been affected by an aviation accident, contact us today.

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