Even though commercial airline flights are considered to be fairly safe, an unfortunate number of people are in need of a good aviation accident law firm Virginia travelers and commuters can count on. There are many different aircraft in the sky including air taxis (helicopters), private planes, charter jets, blimps, gliders and hot air balloons, to name some of the more common kinds of aircraft. Unfortunately, there are many different reasons that different aircraft get into accidents and the severity of injuries from these accidents can be catastrophic and even deadly. Some aviation accidents that injure people do not involve an aircraft crashing but rather passengers and/or crew are injured because of faulty parts and equipment.
An unfortunate reality about airplane accidents where an airplane crashes into something else is that these kinds of accidents are often fatal. Along with an unbearable amount of grief, the death of a loved often creates financial hardships for the victim’s remaining family members. When someone is injured or dies because of someone else’s negligence the victim and/or their family, may be entitled to compensation.
It has been suggested that approximately half of airplane accidents are caused by pilot error and approximately a little less the 15% are caused by mechanical errors. Control tower operator and equipment errors also cause a fair number of airplane accidents. Things such as people on the ground using lasers to tag airplanes with, and birds being sucked into engines, name just a few of the many reasons that airplanes get into accidents.
If you or someone you love has been in an airplane or other kind of aircraft accident, it may be in your best interest to contact an aviation accident law firm Virginia aviation accident victims and their families can rely on.
Many people consider helicopters to be much more difficult to operate than airplanes because helicopters have many more instruments the pilot needs to control compared to the number of instruments an airplane pilot needs to control, in addition to many other factors not mentioned here. Helicopters require a high degree of skill to operate safely yet it takes much less time and training to get licensed as a helicopter pilot compared to the process to it takes to become an airplane pilot.
Helicopters can be very dangerous because of pilot negligence as well as because of neglected and malfunctioning equipment.
Compensation for Aviation Accidents
Regardless of whether a person was injured in an airplane that was commercially or privately owned, a helicopter, or one of the many different kinds of aircraft, when someone is injured in an aviation accident he or she may be entitled to compensation.
When someone is injured because of another party’s or parties’ negligence, he or she may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. When someone tragically loses their life to an accident involving an aircraft, their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for costs related to their loved one’s accident and death.
When someone is injured or dies because of faulty or malfunctioning aviation equipment, the victim and/or their family may be entitled to compensation.
If you would like help determining whether or not an aviation accident entitles you or someone close to you to compensation, many people find a good place to start doing this is with the help of a lawyer who has successfully defended injured people and their family’s rights in the past.
For a highly rated aviation accident law firm Virginia accident victims and their families recommend, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation with no obligation, any time of the day or night.