Aviation Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia - Montlick & Associates
Advances in air travel have come a long way in the past 100 years. Today's passenger jetliners carry hundreds of passengers per flight. This doesn't mean air travel is 100% safe and secure, however. Errors do happen, resulting in the tragic loss of human life.
If you or a loved one were harmed in any type of aviation accident, you or your family member could be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your injuries and losses if the accident was caused by the reckless or careless actions of a pilot, an airline employee, or another third party.
The most common causes of aviation accidents include:
Airplane Crashes - The two most dangerous times to be on an airplane are during take-off and landing. When an airplane crashes, the experience of the pilot could be the difference between an accident with injuries or a mass casualty incident. Today's pilots are highly experienced, and there are dozens of stories of pilots saving hundreds of souls aboard their aircraft by making emergency landings. However, there are times when mechanical and maintenance errors have led to some of the most tragic airplane accidents.
All civilian airplane accidents in the United States are investigated by both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The accident reports are usually released within one year of the accident if the plane has been found. In accidents where the airplane has not been found, the final accident report may be left open until the plane or its black box is found. In accidents in foreign countries that involve American citizens, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) may petition the foreign government to conduct an investigation along with that countries governing aviation agency.
Acts of Terrorism - As hard as the federal government works to keep air travelers safe, airlines have a duty to obey security mandates and protect passengers from drunk, unruly, or dangerous passengers. As in any type of personal injury lawsuit, if there is a duty to prevent injury or death, and that duty has been breached, resulting in harm, the affected party may be able to seek a remedy through the court system.
Falling Luggage - "Carry-on Luggage" in the airplane's overhead bins can pose a serious injury hazard to passengers aboard an airplane. Some carry-on luggage weighs several dozen pounds and have hard plastic wheels. When turbulence occurs, if the bins have not been properly secured, luggage from above can fall on top of passengers causing serious injuries, including deep lacerations, brain hemorrhaging, or traumatic brain injuries.
Serious Foot, Arm, Ankle, or Leg Injuries - Foot, arm, and leg injuries can be sustained when flight attendants push the trash or drink carts along the aisles. These metal carts are heavy and can cause deep lacerations and other types of injuries to passengers. These injuries could require expensive medical intervention to treat properly and could put the injury victim out of work for many weeks.
Food Poisoning - The airline will typically provide meal service on international or longer commercial air flights. If your inflight meal has not been properly prepared or preserved, a passenger could be exposed to e-Coli, salmonella, and other life-threatening bacteria. Some types of food poisoning require emergency medical treatment to stabilize the victim's vital signs.
Turbulence-related Injuries - Turbulence is caused by natural air up-flows. Airplanes traveling through turbulence will shake and bounce as the airplane flies through the rough air. Passengers who aren't buckled into their seats can be thrown about the cabin. Although turbulence can transpire without warning, pilots receive weather reports and receive turbulence updates from other pilots. Pilots who negligently fly into or too close to weather patterns that produce turbulence may cause injury to the plane's passengers.
Assault & Battery Injuries - Commercial airlines and their crew members are required to keep their passengers safe. On occasion, airline crew members have engaged in harm to passengers—these acts of harm range from wrongful imprisonment and false arrest to battery. If you or a loved one have been wrongfully injured by a passenger or a flight crew member, you may be able to file a claim and receive monetary damages.
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