Accidents occur because of a variety of factors. These factors could include pilot error, manufacturing defects, structural or design problems, etc. The injured, decedents and survivors of family members involved in airplane accidents have rights regarding adequate compensation for injuries occurring from an airplane accident. 

What Should I Do If I've Been Injured?

The owners and operators of an airplane owe each occupant a duty to use reasonable care in operating an aircraft. Individuals that have been injured because of the negligence of pilots have to prove various elements. These include: 

  • An airline or pilot owed you a legal duty of reasonable care to protect you from injuries
  • The airline/pilot failed in his/her duty
  • The failure of an airline/pilot caused the injury sustained by a victim
  • A victim did suffer serious injury

In addition, individuals that have been injured as a result of airplane accidents might have to call various medical experts. These experts will testify as to the nature and extent of the injuries sustained because of negligence. 

What Types of Damages are Recoverable?

Individuals that have been injured as a result of airplane injuries can be compensated in several ways. These include: 

  • Earning capacity that was lost as a result of injury
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering compensation

Should I Consult an Attorney?

An experienced negligence law or product liability attorney can be extremely helpful in dealing with airplane accidents and injuries. Attorneys will have to put together a strong case that indicates the airline and pilot's liability and fault in not preventing the injuries sustained by a passenger.