A Different Type of Accident
Plane crashes are often catastrophic, causing serious injury and death, and destroying many additional lives in their wake. Despite this fact, statistics show that two-thirds of people involved in airplane accidents survive, and one-third of deaths that do occur could be avoided if everyone followed a few basic safety precautions. If you fly frequently, it pays to familiarize yourself with these safety measures:
- Wear your seatbelt and make sure it is fastened securely
- Know where the exits are at all times, and which one is closest to you
- Remove any sharp objects such as pens and pencils from your pockets
- If a crash is imminent, cover your head with a pillow, cross your arms over your calves and grab your ankles
If you are lucky enough to survive a crash, extricate yourself from the area as quickly as possible and seek immediate medical attention. If you are among survivors, do not push other passengers, scream, or shout. Chaos results in more injuries and can hamper rescue efforts.
Although air travel is one of the safest methods of transportation, faulty equipment, pilot error, and improper maintenance usually are responsible for the numerous plane crashes that do occur. The majority of aviation accidents involve privately owned and operated aircraft—general aviation flights. However, when a commercial flight does crash, there are usually few, if any, survivors.
If you are injured in an airplane accident, it is vital to understand that aviation law requires you to take certain steps to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled. This is why it is important to contact a legal firm with the expertise necessary to deal with the regulations set forth by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board). You will find that expertise right here in Michigan at Thurswell Law.
An airplane crash can be one of the most traumatic experiences a family can face. Whether you are injured, or you have suffered the loss of a family member in a catastrophic airplane accident, you are entitled to fair monetary compensation. As a victim, you are entitled to be reimbursed for medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of future earning capacity, and loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses.
Surviving family members may get compensation for funeral expenses, loss of income—present and future, and medical bills. Call our knowledgeable team of legal experts at Thurswell Law. No fee unless you collect. Call for your free consultation at 248-354-2222.