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Injured from Commercial Airplane Trip?

In many forms of mass transportation, passengers relinquish control of their safety to the driver, operator, or controller of a vehicle, trusting in that individual and that company to protect their best interests at all times. And for the most part, that is exactly what happens with countless travelers everyday that arrive at their jobs, homes, or vacation destinations safely.

One of the best examples of transportation where a passenger has little to no control is when an individual chooses to fly on an airplane, whether it is a commercial flight, a charter plane, or a private jet. A passenger on an airplane stays passive in the plane's movement throughout the duration of the flight, leaving the passenger's safety to those pilots in charge. But safety does not end with the pilots and instead extends to the air traffic controllers on the ground, the mechanics who repair and maintain the airplanes, the company who owns and operates the planes, and also the employees that assemble and construct the airplanes initially.

With so many people involved in the flying of a plane, it can be hard to identify who is at fault when an accident with the airplane occurs. Sometimes, it might be pilot error that leads to a collision or a crash while in others, the weather could be a prominent factor that was overlooked or ignored by those in charge of the plane's travel. Still in other instances, a poorly designed airplane, engine, or even a part of the landing gear can make the difference between a safe, uneventful flight and a disaster.

When a plane crashes or otherwise is involved in an accident that puts passenger safety at risk, the outcome can be severe and disastrous because of the large number of people that are on board the airplane. When compared to other forms of transportation, airplanes can have a similar number of passengers or a number several times as large depending on the flight involved. For instance, when a commercial airplane crashes, hundreds of people may lose their lives or suffer injuries, a number much larger than would be involved if two cars crashed on a local street.

An airplane does not need to crash or hit another object for passengers to be at risk of injuries. There have been numerous occasions where an in-flight malfunction or error resulted in passengers becoming injured including where there was a loss of air pressure within a cabin or where a plane flew in hazardous weather, resulting in severe turbulence.

Regardless of how an airplane accident happens, the blame does not lie with a passenger, but unfortunately the passengers are often these ones who suffer the physical toll. Whether they are injured or killed, the lives of those involved in an accident as well as their surviving family members will be forever altered by those events and a crash can never be undone.

These claims can be complicated and can involve both state and federal law making them hard to understand and comprehend without the assistance of a legal advocate on your side. Additionally, claims for damages caused by an airplane incident must be brought within a specified period of time following the accident or the victim will lose the right to bring such a claim.

Aviation Lawyers at Drake Law Firm

If you have been the victim of an air disaster, plane crash, or other aviation-related injury or if your family member has been killed in such an event, it is important to understand that the law provides you with certain legal rights that might include the right to financial compensation for your losses. You should make sure your rights are protected and enforced after an accident by speaking with an injury attorney that can help you know your legal rights and your legal options.

At Drake Law Firm, we believe that accident victims are entitled to the best representation from a dedicated legal team and we make it our job to provide just that. We defend our clients' rights to get compensation for the total extent of their damages and we pursue justice against all responsible parties after an airplane accident. Call us today and let us help you towards the path of recovery.

If you have been involved in an Airplane Accident, call us today at (844) 513-7253 or Contact Us online for a free consultation.

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