Statistically, flying might be safer than driving. But that doesn’t mean airplane accidents never happen. Commercial airlines tend to be safer than single-jet planes, private flights, and helicopters. When unexpected incidents happen in the air, the consequences are often catastrophic for passengers and even dangerous for people on the ground.
Injuries in aviation accidents could involve broken bones, burns, amputations, head injuries, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), internal organ injuries, and even death.
The team at Pyramid Legal can help you navigate your injuries and legal options after a plane crash. Flying is a complex area of law because of how many issues and actors are involved. You have federal aviation laws and regulations on top of local ordinances. Pilots must be licensed or operating under proper supervision. Flight paths can get congested. The aircraft may suffer from a defect or improper maintenance standards.
This is why it’s important to get a lawyer on your case as soon as possible after an aviation accident. Even if you get offered a settlement, you should speak to a lawyer before signing. You could be entitled to much more depending on how much you’ve lost.
How an Aviation Attorney Can Help
When you work with Pyramid Legal, we help you put responsibility for the crash where it belongs. Whether you survived an airplane crash personally or you’re grieving the loss of a loved one in an aircraft accident, you and your family deserve justice.
Aviation accidents could involve commercial airline accidents, charter plane crashes, helicopter accidents, mid-air collisions, air ambulance incidents, runway accidents, international plane crashes, sightseeing or tour accidents, skydiving plane accidents, small or single-engine plane crashes, in-flight injuries or turbulence incidents, building collisions, and even drone crashes. At Pyramid Legal, we handle them all.
When you file a legal claim, you could recover damages – usually in the form of monetary compensation. The person or company responsible for your injuries pays for the harm they’ve caused by covering your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. This can make all the difference in your recovery and your ability to move forward with your life.
Aviation accidents could be caused by human error, pilot misconduct, poor training, crew or corporate negligence, improper maintenance, or design or manufacturing defects.
- If your crash was caused by pilot negligence or misconduct on the job, that usually means the pilot’s employer can be held responsible for their actions.
- With defects, the manufacturer could be responsible for paying for your injuries.
- Corporate negligence could look like failing to schedule required aircraft maintenance or pushing policies that make pilots work too many hours.
- Repair crews could be held responsible if their work doesn’t meet a certain standard of care or they overlook issues that they should have caught.
When you work with Pyramid Legal, we help investigate and determine the cause of your crash then hold the guilty party accountable for the harm you’ve suffered. We work on a contingency fee basis so you don’t pay us until we recover compensation for you.
Contact our experienced attorneys for a free consultation now.