Any time you make the decision to board a plane for a flight, you have the expectation and hope that everything is going to go right and you and your family will be fine. While the majority of statistics show that your chances of being involved in a plane crash are very slim, accidents do happen.
When an injury or a malfunction occurs aboard an airplane, it may be due to pilot error or negligence and you may have recourse to file a lawsuit. At Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O., our Omaha personal injury attorneys can help you recover damages if you or a family member has suffered because of a plane crash. Contact us today by filling out the form on this page or calling us at 402-371-4300.
Types of Aviation Accidents
An injury can occur because of a plane crash, but also because of a malfunction while you're aboard the plane. Aviation accidents can occur because of the following:
- Pilot error
- Mechanical malfunction
- Poor preparation of the plane
- Poor maintenance of the plane
- Negligence on the part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
If you or family member has suffered injury or even wrongful death because of pilot error, you may be eligible for financial compensation. If a pilot was negligent, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failed to properly inspect the plane (in smaller aircraft), then that pilot can be held liable for his/her actions.
If weather was the cause for your suffering, the airline may or may not be responsible for your injuries because it may be considered an "act of god." However, if they had advanced knowledge that turbulence from weather was coming and didn't take precautions to protect you as the passenger, then they can be held liable.
Any time that a plane malfunction occurs it may be due to poor maintenance or preparation on the part of the pilot, in-flight attendants, and maintenance crew. In these types of cases, our Omaha airplane injury attorneys will determine who should be held responsible for their negligence and help you file your case properly.
Additionally, the FAA is responsible for keeping the skies safe and clear. If they fail to manage the air traffic and an accident occurs, our attorneys can help you hold them accountable for their actions as well.
Contact Our Airplane Injury Attorneys Today
Suffering an injury while entrusting your care and your family's welfare to an airline or pilot is a traumatizing and horrible event. At Copple, Rockey, & Schlecht P.C, L.L.O., our attorneys have the compassion you want and the experience you need to help you and your family recover from your accident. We will utilize the help of experts to determine exactly how much compensation you'll need to get the care that you deserve. Please contact us today so we can review your case and help you get the help you need. Call us at 402-371-4300 or fill out our online contact form here.