While it is unlikely for a large commercial jet to experience an accident or incident that results in serious passenger injuries, smaller planes do experience such accidents, some of which are even fatal for those within the plane. If you or a loved one suffered serious or fatal injuries as the result of a plane accident, our Austin aviation injuries attorney at the office of DC Law can help you understand how to file a claim and maximize your compensation amount.
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Types of Aviation Injuries
As stated above, it is very rare for large commercial planes to experience catastrophic accidents that result in passenger fatalities. That being said, they may experience extreme turbulence, which can lead to passenger falls, head injuries, and other fall-related injuries. It is also possible for a passenger on a plane to be a victim of physical or sexual assault.
In smaller planes, the risk of crash is much higher, and therefore the risk of serious injury is greater, too. If a plane actually crashes, victims may suffer burn injuries, broken bone injuries, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and psychological injuries.
How Aviation Accidents Happen
Aviation accidents may result from a myriad of different causes, many of them related to human error. Some of the causes of crashes are technological failures, defective equipment, violation of regulations, ground crew negligence, incorrect use of aviation equipment/improper operation of plane, monitoring errors, air traffic control errors, co-pilot errors, communication errors, operating in dangerous conditions, and more.
When a plane accident occurs, determining exactly what went wrong can take weeks or months. A thorough investigation is necessary, which requires resources and experts — our law firm has the ability to provide both for your case.
Aviation Accidents Can Have Serious Consequences
Whether you’ve been harmed as a result of a fall caused by turbulence within a jet, or in a plane crash involving a small, private aviation craft, there is no doubt that an aviation accident can have serious long-term consequences. Not only are injuries often painful and debilitating — sometimes rendering an individual unable to work for weeks, months, or years — they are also expensive to treat, emotionally difficult to cope with, and taxing on family members. When you have been harmed in an aviation accident through no fault of your own, you need an attorney on your side who understands what you’re going through and is willing to fight for you to get you the largest settlement amount possible.
At the office of DC Law, our Austin lawyers have experience managing aviation injury cases and understand the level of commitment and knowledge winning these cases demands. To schedule a free consultation with our injury lawyers, please call or send us a message telling us more about your plane accident and injuries. We work on a contingency fee basis and will start working on your case immediately.