Many people are scared to death about flying even though the chances of being injured or killed are amazingly low. Car accidents, choking incidents and drownings occur far more often than an aviation accident.
However, sometimes things go wrong in the air – be it because of pilot error, faulty equipment or poor maintenance – and disasters do occur with severe injuries and deaths in the aftermath. What follows can be a bureaucratic and legal nightmare for survivors or those who lost a loved one to an aviation accident.
The skills of an experienced attorney providing a specialized level of expertise in aviation law and the workings of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board provide your best option in such cases.
Here, at the national network of attorneys available through injuryhelpdesk, free case evaluations are now being offered to victims of aviation accidents be it general aviation, commercial airliners, military aircraft or helicopter crashes.
However, it is important that you contact us immediately so our specialized, experienced legal team available through injuryhelpdesk can begin aggressively pursuing your case because there may be legal time limits involved in collecting the compensation you may be due.
Such cases usually involve intensive investigation into the causes of aviation accidents which usually overlap with government agencies probing possible pilot error, manufacturing defects, design errors, negligent maintenance and unmarked obstructions among other causes.
You also may have rights to certain services and support of which you might not have been aware. One of the most important laws in this area was passed in 1996, the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act. Among other things it imposes the following duties on airlines and government agencies to support families of aviation accidents:
- Victim identification and forensic services;
- Daily briefing updates
- Translation assistance
- Communication with foreign governments
- Victim identification
- Forensic services
- Memorial services
- Mental health counseling
- Safe and private grieving places
- Travel assistance to accident location
- Room and board
Aviation accident lawsuits can be among the most complicated in our court system but the national network of attorneys available through injuryhelpdesk are experienced in such complicated litigation.
For instance, your case may involve litigation that is outside of your area or may even be an international case in which other legal systems and procedures may be brought into play.
Even domestically, the NTSB investigations may not delve into all of the factors causing an accident or other details that may be uncovered by private attorneys conducting independent investigations on behalf of their clients.
Remember, time may be critical in preserving your legal rights through an aggressive investigation of an aviation accident by the national legal team available through injuryhelpdesk so contact us immediately so they can began pursuing your right to compensation as soon as possible.
WHAT DAMAGES ARE PAID OUT IN AVIATION ACCIDENTS?
The most common compensation awarded in a personal injury claim stemming from an aviation accident include:
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Medical devices
- Physical therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages