Were you or someone you love injured in an airplane crash? Or, have you been injured while on a flight or even in an airport? If so, then you very well may be owed compensation for your injuries. Belal Hamideh, airplane accident lawyer, has handled many such cases in the past. Now, Belal and the rest of his team can put that experience to work for you.
He can take your case, determine which parties are responsible, and then represent you aggressively. All of this is done so that you can receive maximum compensation. For a free consultation, contact Belal here.
How Can an Airplane Accident Lawyer Help Me?
For starters, an airplane accident lawyer can help you to determine exactly who is liable. Then, we can help you to get the most compensation possible for what you’ve had to go through. When there’s an airplane crash or injury on the plane or in the airport, multiple parties may be responsible. Drawing upon our experience, we’ll conduct a thorough investigation of all possible defendants, working hard to collect the evidence to win.
Once that’s done, we’ll pursue your case as aggressively as possible. When you’re recovering from your injuries, the last thing you want is to try to negotiate your case yourself. The truth is that the insurance companies are always trying to get you to settle for less than you deserve. They have the best attorneys on their side. You deserve the same.
Knowing Your Rights After an Airplane Accident
We take great pride in protecting the rights of our clients. When you reach out to us, we’ll explain to you your rights as well as how we can best protect them. We’ll negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf so that you can receive the compensation that you should for your injuries, pain, suffering, and more, even if someone you love suffered a wrongful death.
If the negligence and/or recklessness of another party led to the death of a loved one, you deserve to be compensated for it. No amount of money, nor amount of compensation, can ever make up for the loss of a loved one. The compensation can serve as a foundation, covering payments that were a result of their death (medical expenses, funeral expenses, and the like) all while providing a start for the next phase of your life. A wrongful death lawyer can help with any wrongful death that occurs in or around a plane, airport, and so forth.
Common Types of Airplane Accidents and Their Compensations
An airplane accident can be incredibly dangerous. When you’re in an airplane, you expect to be safe throughout the flight, from the moment you enter the plane till you land. When that doesn’t occur, when you or someone you love is injured, then you deserve to receive compensation for it.
One of the most common causes of these aviation accidents is errors on the pilot’s part. However, that’s not the sole reason for many accidents. Indeed, more than most people think are caused by a mechanical failure or some defect in the design of the aircraft. The latter is something that the pilot is less likely to be able to control or responsible for. This is one more reason that we can help you to find all of the parties responsible so that you can receive the most possible compensation.
That said, there are parties that could be responsible for an airplane accident that is outside of the plane at the time. For example, many aviation accidents are caused by an air traffic control error. Or, alternatively, the airport itself may have maintenance issues, such as a defective or ill-maintained runway, lights, and so forth. Our investigation will determine all of the responsible parties for your accident as well as any underlying causes. From there, we can represent you as aggressively as can be.
Your compensation will depend greatly upon your injuries, other losses you may have suffered, as well as the accident itself. Over the years, we’ve helped clients to be able to receive economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation can pay for medical bills, treatment, income lost due to being unable to work, and so forth. It can even compensate you for the money you would have made if you are unable to work moving forward.
Non-Economic compensation includes compensation for pain, emotional distress, suffering mental anguish, and the like. Remember: you won’t have to pay us upfront, as our fee will be paid out of your settlement. That said, if necessary, we can also connect you to medical professionals who will work in the same way, only requiring payment from your settlement.
How Much Time Do I Have to Sue? How Long Can My Case Take?
The answer to the first question changes from flight to flight, but almost invariably, the answer is “less time than you think.” For some international flights, for example, it can be as little as two years from the accident. For some domestic flights, it can be two to three years. There are many different factors. But, regardless of your circumstance, it behooves you to reach out to an experienced aircraft accident attorney as quickly as possible.
That’s true, in large part, because the sooner you reach out to an attorney the sooner we can get right to work on your case. The investigation into an aircraft accident can be complicated and time-consuming. While there’s no “set in stone” average, for the most part, in our experience, it takes roughly two years for things to resolve. Some are longer, but some are much shorter. The sooner you hire us, the sooner we can get to work for you.
Other Types of Injuries Our Airplane Accident Lawyer Can Work With
It’s important to note that a strong majority of the injuries that aircraft passengers suffer are not from a “crash.” You can be hurt on a plane without it crashing or even coming close to crashing. For example, many of our clients that we’ve been able to help were injured during a dramatic, rapid loss of altitude. That causes any number of injuries: flying out of your seat, hitting another human being, and so forth.
Turbulence can cause the same effect, injuring passengers in so many ways. The negligence of flight attendants leads to many accidents as well. They could improperly pack luggage, fail to secure the food or drink cart, and in many other ways.
Another potentially surprising cause of aircraft accidents: are fellow passengers. Aggressive, unruly passengers can act out, fighting, shoving, and ultimately injuring fellow passengers, flight attendants, and others. If you were injured on an aircraft, you very well may have a case.
Injuries in the airport itself may be more common than you realize. Moving walkways, many people moving quickly, potentially ill-maintained facilities, tight deadlines – it all can lead to injury. Slip and fall injuries are, by fall, the most common type of injuries sustained in an airport. But, there are many other kinds.
Drawing upon our experience, we can bring a case against all of the responsible parties. For example, if you are injured in an airport terminal and you slip and fall, the city can be held liable. Once you’ve stepped onto the plane itself, then the airline is liable. Through a thorough investigation, we’ll find who’s responsible and deal with them accordingly.
Who is Liable? The Airport or the Airline?
As mentioned, the airport is responsible when an accident occurs in the airport terminal. That means just about anywhere in the airport terminal: when moving from one gate to the next, the waiting areas, the food court, and so forth. Should you have been injured there, then the airport manager can be liable.
The airline itself will be responsible when an accident occurs on the airplane itself due to the negligence of the airline or someone associated with it. That includes the specifics mentioned above as well as tripping over any debris in the aisle, and so forth. It’s important to remember that, in some cases, both parties (and more) can be responsible. We’ll do everything we can to find who was responsible and then represent you aggressively against them.
Accidents During the Flight
When you’re in flight, you deserve to be cared for properly. The airline is held to a high standard, and they are responsible for all aspects of aviation. When the negligence of the airline and their employees violates that, resulting in injury, you deserve to be compensated. Our office will investigate all potential defendants and work hard to collect evidence that can win your case.
“All aspects” include the operation of the airplane in flight, yes, but it also includes the plane’s inspection, its maintenance, its boarding, loading, and unloading. For example, there have been cases where an airplane was overbooked, resulting in too many people being on the aircraft, which can create a dangerous situation that leads to injury.
To use a fairly well-known example of who can be liable, consider this case of a woman who filed a suit against Delta for personal injury damage. That damage included “burns to her legs, scarring” as well as “emotional distress, lost time, medical expenses, and anticipated future medical expenses.” This all came about because hot coffee was spilled on her. Those are the kinds of cases that we can help our clients with.
The pilot is responsible for the aircraft’s safe operation, just as the ground personnel is responsible for the working condition of the aircraft. If there are unusual defects in the aircraft that inspection could not find, then other parties are responsible. As ever, we work diligently to find who is responsible for any injuries our clients suffer, then work to get our clients the proper compensation.
Find an Airplane Accident Lawyer in California You Can Trust
If you’ve been injured in an aircraft accident, we can help you to receive the compensation you deserve. Whether it was an airplane crash, a slip, and fall in the airport, a coffee spill on the plane, or any other injury you or yours may have suffered on a plane or in an airport, an airplane accident lawyer can help. Hablamos Espanol.