03 Oct What’s The Deal With Airline Accidents?
Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, Otis Redding, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Denver, Aaliyah and Troy Gentry all graced the world with their musical talent but tragically, all of these musicians met the same fate: death from a plane crash. The odds of being killed on an airline flight is 1 in 29.4 million, but last year while 3 billion people flew safely, there were still 81 aviation accidents. Although the odds of you or someone you love being involved in a plane crash is highly unlikely, when you buy a boarding pass to travel, you are still taking a risk. If nightmare becomes reality, if a family member passes due to no fault of their own, it is important to consult a wrongful death lawsuit attorney in order to understand your rights.
Airplane crashes happen for any number of reasons. Defective equipment, faulty design, mechanical problems, errors made by the pilot, the air traffic controllers, the maintenance and repair personnel who work on the plane, or issues with the airplane’s fuel supply lines are just a few examples of mishaps that could take place. Aviation law can be complicated, and after a crash, the case can be difficult to navigate.
Most people don’t read the fine print of their plane tickets and are unaware of what an airline is required to do in the event of an accident. It’s important to know your rights as a passenger before boarding your flight. After a plane crash, the victim’s families will learn that the National Transportation Safety Board invites only those parties whose products were involved in their investigation. This includes operators, manufacturers, maintenance facilities, and others. The federal regulations and safety standards in place for large commercial aircraft do not apply to smaller general aviation operators. Pilots of both private and commercial flights have to operate the aircraft with the same skill level. However, private and commercial flights differ in maintenance requirements, inspection duties, training requirements, and safety measures. This can contribute to the higher number of private plane crashes.
If you have a loved one that has died due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to sue for wrongful death. These types of lawsuits seek compensation for the survivors’ loss, such as lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship, and funeral expenses. In cases such as this, it’s important to hire the best wrongful death lawsuit attorney after the accident to discuss your legal rights and your potential case. Tammy Karas-Griggs understands that wrongful death cases can be overwhelming and contain multiple factors that need to be considered. She is dedicated to investigate each case and create a compelling strategy that will get you the compensation that you deserve.