Few accidents are more traumatic than those involving planes and other aviation equipment. Aviation accidents often result in significant property damage, catastrophic injuries for parties in the air and on the ground, and large loss of life in some cases. And while large aviation accidents often appear in the news, smaller incidents may go unreported in the media.
That is not to say, however, that any injuries and deaths resulting from these aviation accidents are not eligible for compensation in a lawsuit. Consider the following information if you or a loved one has been in an aviation accident and consult an attorney immediately.
Plane Accidents and Resulting Injuries
Flying in a plane is often deemed as one of the safest ways to travel long distances. That is not to say, however, that plane accidents don’t occur; in fact, statistics provided by the National Transportation Safety Board indicate that 1,222 aviation accidents were reported in 2013, resulting in a total of 387 fatalities, five of which were individuals not onboard planes. This was the least-deadly year for plane accidents in the past two decades.
In some cases, aviation accidents may not lead to fatalities but instead may result in severe injuries to those onboard or in the vicinity of the crash. The following is a list of some of the injuries those involved in an aviation accident may suffer.
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and spine injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Traumatic amputations
These accidents may result in expensive medical treatment and ultimately may lead to a lifelong disability.
Compensation Available to Injured Parties
Survivors of a plane accident who have suffered catastrophic injuries may be eligible to recover compensation damages resulting from the accident. Types of compensation that an injured plane crash survivor may obtain are listed below.
- Compensation for current and future medical bills
- Payment to help adjust to any resulting disabilities
- Money to compensate the victim for pain and suffering experienced during and after the crash
- Compensation for lost wages due to time missed at work after the crash or in the future (lost earning capacity)
Sadly, as the statistics note, plane crashes often result in fatalities for both those onboard and anyone in the vicinity of the wreck. The family of a passenger or bystander who is killed in a plane crash may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation. The family or personal representative may be able to recover compensation to cover the costs of the burial and funeral, any medical bills incurred before the passenger died, and for loss of support or loss of consortium experienced by the surviving loved ones.
Let Ron Meyers & Associates Help You Recover Compensation Today
The attorneys at Ron Meyers & Associates PLLC, understand how devastating a plane accident can be. Similarly, we know how difficult it can be to cope with the loss of a loved one, especially if it was the result of another party’s negligence.
We are prepared, however, to help you recover any and all compensation to which you are entitled in the aftermath of a plane crash. We will examine the specifics of the case and highlight the party liable for the injuries or death. Immediately thereafter, we will file a claim to help you recover money to cover the costs of damages. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling 844-920-2324. We are ready to help you today.