Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jul 13, 2013 in Local
One billion Americans take flights yearly, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, and during any given day, nearly 2.8 million passengers are flying in and out of U.S. airports.
Air travel is easy and relatively safe. Statistically speaking, you’re more likely to suffer a personal injury in a car accident than a plane crash. But airplanes are not immune from tragedy. In 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) documented 1,335 aviation accidents in the U.S. alone. Meantime, the airline industry continues to stagger through the most recent, catastrophic aviation accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX jets.
The planes were grounded in March 2019 after a second deadly plane crash in less than six months. Almost 350 people lost their lives between the Lion Air (October 2018) and Ethiopian Airlines (March 2019) crashes. The causes of the crashes are under investigation.
Aviation accidents are complex and take time to piece together, especially if lives have been lost. Our personal injury attorneys have experience conducting independent investigations and speaking to government agencies like the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Often times, aviation accidents extend beyond personal injuries. If you’ve lost a loved one in a plane crash, our Phoenix wrongful death lawyers can help you try to recover damages from the responsible party or parties, which may be a pilot, the airline or the aircraft’s manufacturer. Some of the most common causes for aviation accidents include:
No personal injury case is identical, but the goal is the same: to protect the victim’s rights. Someone who is hurt in an aviation accident — or a family member — may file a lawsuit to seek compensation for lost wages, medical costs, property damage or funeral expenses. The airline’s insurance, much like a car insurance company, will try to settle cheaply at all costs. Trust the team at Phillips Law Group to seek justice for your family. Our attorneys are available for a free consultation and review of your case.
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