Unlike car and truck accidents, plane crashes involve a host of complicated laws and issues that require experienced and knowledgeable legal representation. Aviation injuries can involve a wide range of situations, from crashes to near-crashes and even on-board injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an aviation accident, trust DODD HENRY to aggressively represent you and your family and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Types of Aviation Accidents
No two aviation accidents are the same. When people think of airline accidents, most of the time they think of large airline crashes with numerous deaths. But in truth, most airplane crashes are small single or multi-engine planes, used by local flight schools or solo pilots. Some of the more common accidents include:
Non-Commercial plane crashes. Small single and twin engine planes can crash due to pilot error, leaving passengers to be seriously injured or killed. This happens when inexperienced pilots attempt stunts or try to operate in conditions beyond the plane’s capabilities.
Commuter plane crashes. Smaller airlines and commuter lines often offer passengers short flights between small cities and towns. Poor maintenance and lack of training and supervision can lead to preventable crashes.
FAA caused crashes. There are legal methods to hold the FAA responsible for not performing their duties properly.
Helicopter crashes. There are many helicopters in operation throughout the state, including police and emergency crews and news choppers. These can crash and cause injuries to crews and innocent bystanders alike.
Near-crashes. It doesn’t always take a complete crash to cause serious injuries. Many times an emergency landing can be so abrupt that it causes devastating injuries to passengers.
Injuries suffered on board a plane. There are also a number of injuries that can happen on board a plane, including falls, head traumas, and other serious accidents.
Potential Issues That Require Experienced Legal Help
A number of issues can arise, requiring the skill of a nationally recognized trial lawyer. For instance, here are just some of the considerations when attempting to seek compensation for injuries after an aviation accident:
Compensation After a Loved One Dies
In Oklahoma, you can bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for the loss of a loved one. If a spouse, child, parent or other close relative is killed by a crash, and you can prove that the accident was the result of negligence, you may be able to recover significant monetary compensation.
But you only have 2 years from the date of your loved one’s death to bring such a lawsuit, or you will lose your right to do so forever. This is why it is so important to contact an attorney right away.
Roger Dodd has been a foremost litigator for decades, leading seminars and training other attorneys nationwide. If you’ve suffered an injury in an aviation accident or lost a loved one in a crash, call DODD HENRY today.