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If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a private plane accident, you might be entitled to seek compensation for your losses.
Private Planes Can Be Deadly
Did you know that the most significant cause of small plane crashes is the loss of in-flight control? In fact, almost half of all general aviation accidents involve losing control of the flight. Controlled flight into terrain is another common cause of crashes, which is where the pilot doesn’t realize they are flying into another plane, a mountain, a body of water, or any other object. And as terrifying as these accident sound, they are worse to experience, and almost always end with a death.
In fact, small plane crashes claim the lives of hundreds of people every year and even more are injured. Deadly accidents can happen even before the plane takes off. Any person who is injured in a small plane crash may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Likewise, the families of those who die in private plane accidents may also be eligible to seek justice.
Fatal Plane Accidents are Preventable and Avoidable
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, even though the loss of control and controlled flight crashes are the most common types of small plane accidents, other factors also cause a large number of crashes, such as:
- systems failures
- fuel issues
- component failures
- midair collisions
And the sad fact is, most of these accidents are avoidable and 100 percent preventable.
Time Limits on Claims
Unfortunately, there is a time limit on how long you have to file a plane crash injury or wrongful death claim, and the timer starts ticking the day of the accident. This time limit, called the statute of limitations is defined by each state, so you could have anywhere from 12-months to several years to file a claim. However, if you don’t file in time, you will be barred from bringing a claim altogether. If you suffered injury or loss in a small plane crash, contact us as soon as possible.
We Fight for Your Right to Compensation
One of the reasons that plane accidents are complicated to investigate and assign liability is because numerous elements of fault may be involved. Some of the entities that may be to blame for an accident include:
- the pilot
- the plane manufacturer
- maintenance personnel
- air traffic control
- equipment manufacturers
But before a claim can be filed, all the evidence and data must be evaluated and analyzed to determine an estimate of damages. This information is used to get you the maximum compensation available by law from the responsible parties.
We have long fought for the rights of those injured by negligent entities, and we hold them responsible for the injuries they cause. We do things a little differently than most firms, and we get results. Contact us now to learn more about private aviation claims, including how we-
Investigate eyewitness testimony, expert testimony, black box data, and other evidence to determine what caused the crash and who is liable.
Estimate your damages with aviation experts and medical professionals who know how to determine the true cost of plane crash injuries and deaths.
Advocate for victims to ensure you get the maximum compensation available for your injuries.
Negotiate on your behalf to reach the best settlement possible with the responsible parties.
Litigate by using every measure available to by law to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.