Often when traveling via airplane we are on vacation, visiting family or even traveling for work. We understand this means when an accident happens, you maybe far from home and an important work trip or much anticipated vacation has become scary and overwhelming. While the statistics tell us air travel is considered the safest form of travel it is not without risks. Aside from crashes, you can be injured due to accidents while you are getting on or off the airplane, other passengers or airline staff, mechanical defects, or other reasons.
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Types of Aviation Cases
You are entitled to recover monetary damages for injuries sustained during air travel and you are not limited simply to the injuries or loss of life sustained during airplane crashes. Often times, people are injured in the following ways:
Boarding or disembarking an airplane
Getting hit by falling luggage or airplane equipment
Suffering burns from hot liquids
Sustaining a fall as a result of negligence of airplane personnel
Turbulence or sudden movement
As members of the transportation industry, airline carriers are subject to a higher duty of care than individuals. This extends to all airline employees (i.e., pilots, flight attendants, engineers, etc.) and governs their actions to passengers while getting on or off the plane or during the flight.
If you or a loved one are injured in a plane or aviation accident, the most important thing is to first:
Get medical attention if needed, then
Talk to witnesses and exchange information
Take pictures of the scene and injuries, if possible
What to do next
In the direst of situations, it is important to have an experienced attorney available to help with all the potential issues you will have to deal with as a result of an injury or death to a loved one. The personal injury lawyers at Rubenstein Law are available to help you navigate the problems that can arise as a result of you or your loved ones accident. We can help you:
Get you and/or your loved ones back home
Find the best available medical treatment
Thoroughly investigate your claim
Hire the best aviation,mechanical and industry experts
Negotiate with airlines, insurance carriers, and other responsible parties
The personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law, will work on your behalf to alert the airline, airport, and other responsible entities of their negligence. Our lawyers understand that acquiring evidence is critical to understanding how an accident happened and we’ll move quickly to ensure that evidence of the accident and your injuries is preserved.
Our goal is to protect your rights as well as send a message so the same tragedy doesn’t happen again. Call 1-800-FL-LEGAL to or visit one of our offices across Florida for your free case consultation. We are here 24/7; nights and weekends.
Timelines vary according to the type of case. A catastrophic case like the Germanwings flight that crashed into the Alps would have a longer window than a less tragic accident that occurs during boarding. No two accidents are the same, call Rubenstein Law so we can assess the specifics of your case today.
A lawsuit for airline negligence can often be filed in several different locations. Airline headquarters, location of accident among others. The aviation attorneys at Rubenstein Law will determine the best location based on the residences of the plaintiff, defendant, and witnesses as well as the prevailing laws, potential jury pools, and verdict histories and other factors.
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