YOUR TRUSTED AVIATION ATTORNEYS
Fear of flying is fairly common, especially because it is unnatural to fly 30,000+ feet in the air. However, airplanes have changed the way we travel the world by allowing us to cross the country in a few short hours. Generally, air travel is very safe and accidents are pretty infrequent, but they do occur and can be fatal. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, there are typically around 1,200 aviation accidents annually, 250 of which are fatal. There are approximately 12.25 fatalities per million flight hours.
Victims of airplane accidents are often left with permanent injuries – if they survive. Unfortunately, the fatality rate for plane accidents is quite high.
UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS
Laws are in place to provide the victims of plane crashes and their family members with some protection. This includes medical bills and other losses. The amount and type of compensation you are owed will differ depending on the type and cause of the accident. Many different things can go wrong during takeoff, in flight, and upon landing. Last year, a Southwest Airlines passenger was killed when the engine malfunctioned mid-flight, sending shrapnel through one of the windows.
Shamieh Law handles the following types of aviation accidents on a regular basis:
- Commercial airplane crashes and accidents
- General aviation crashes and accidents
- Helicopter crashes and accidents
- Air ambulance crashes and accidents
- Charter and tour helicopter crashes and accidents
TYPES OF AIRCRAFT INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS
Aviation accidents can involve all different types of aircrafts, including:
- Commercial airplanes
- Air ambulances
- Military aircraft
- Single-engine aircraft
- Twin-prop aircraft
- Experimental aircraft
Pilots and airlines of any size must comply with strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations in order to ensure all passengers and crew are safe. When this does not happen – or any other type of negligence takes place – and it results in an accident, both the pilot and the airline may be held accountable.
The aviation attorneys at Shamieh Law have a proven track record of success when it comes to aviation accidents. They have the skills, knowledge, and resources to pursue a claim on your behalf and ensure you get the justice you deserve. Please call Shamieh Law today to schedule a free consultation regarding your aviation accident.