Airplane & Aviation Accidents
Nobody ever expects that they will be the victim of an aviation accident. Whether it's a major airline or a private jet, a plane crash can bring a person's life to a screeching halt. If you're the victim, you have to cope with your injuries and the general trauma of being involved in such a disaster; if you're the loved one of someone who has been injured or killed in a plane crash, you have to deal with the aftermath and look for answers. In either case, aviation accidents are among the most traumatic and difficult catastrophes to deal with - and protecting you and your loved ones' rights is essential.
Don't Get Taken For A Ride
Unfortunately, airlines and other aviation companies don't always act in the best interests of their customers. When an accident occurs, their representatives may try to intercept you or your loved ones before you can seek legal representation. Keep the following points in mind if you are ever involved in a plane accident - either directly or indirectly - and contact an injury lawyer:
- Under the terms of the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996, airlines and private jet companies - and any of their representatives - are strictly prohibited from contacting the victims of an aviation accident and/or their families for a period of thirty days following the event.
- In general, a charter plane - or any plane - is required to have liability insurance of at least $100,000 per passenger/injury.
- Although statistics show that pilot error is often the cause of private plane crashes, mechanical failures and other issues may still be to blame.
- The first thing that you should do following an airplane accident is to seek medical attention. The second thing that you should do is contact a personal injury attorney who specializes in airplane and aviation accident law.
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