Aviation Accident

Despite significant advances in safety technology, human error and mechanical failure continue to cause aviation accidents. It’s important to seek legal assistance immediately after an aviation accident in order to ensure that important evidence is preserved and the rights of you and your family to recover compensation are protected.

Injured in a Plane Accident?

Air travel has increased over the decades and fortunately the frequency of airline accidents has decreased, helped by stricter air safety procedures and technological innovations.

Unfortunately, aviation accidents such as airplane crashes and helicopter crashes do still occur, and when they do, the impact is devastating. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident, you may have many questions. You may need to understand what happens next. You may want to know what to expect from the agencies that will investigate the accident. You may want to know who is responsible for your injury or loss. You and your families may need counseling or on-going medical care to facilitate recovery.

Every case is important to us. That’s why we work tirelessly to prepare every case as if it is headed to trial. This aggressive approach prepares us for going into the courtroom and it puts us in a position of significant strength when we work on negotiating a timely, full and fair settlement that will allow our clients to put a painful episode behind them. The parties who may eventually be held liable for human error, mechanical error or a combination of both include:

  • Pilot
  • Mechanic
  • Air traffic controller
  • Manufacturer

Most Common Injuries

Every once in a while a plane crash will take the lives of the innocent people onboard, or cause irreversible injury to its victims. Although these incidents are often rare, they do happen, and almost always cause serious injury to anyone involved. In the event of an airplane or helicopter crash, there are several ways in which the passengers and/or bystanders of an accident can be injured.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident, you might be wondering what circumstances of your case are grounds for a valid personal injury claim. Unfortunately, one of the most common personal injury claims to result from an aviation accident is a wrongful death. If a loved one has been killed as a direct result of the negligent behavior of a pilot or of the flight staff, or even due to faulty manufacturing, you are entitled to compensation.

Other injuries that may occur include

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Damage
  • Broken Bones
  • Burn Injuries

Any type of catastrophic injury may result in future debilitation or permanent disfigurement, depending on the type of injury. In the event that this has happened to you, it is important that you seek the assistance of a qualified lawyer who can help you throughout the entire legal process and guide you onto the road to recovery.

Contact Novins, York & Jacobus for the answers to your questions.  We understand how devastating it can be to sustain a serious injury, both physically and mentally, and we are prepared to guide you through this complicated time. We not only answer your questions, but we can also help you or your loved one get the care they need to recover.