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Aviation Accidents

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Many of us take for granted air travel and how safe it is. But flying on commercial airlines, small planes, or private helicopters has risks. If something goes wrong, you could be hurt, or a relative could lose their life.

When dealing with the aftermath of an aviation accident, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Aviation law is complicated, and you should have an experienced legal advocate on your side.

You can schedule a free consultation with Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, by calling (313) 462-7979 or using the online form.

Aviation Accidents We Handle

We handle all types of aviation accidents. If you aren’t sure if we can tackle something, give us a call.

We understand the intricacies of airplane law. Did you know international treaties could be involved? Whether you have a personal injury, products liability, or wrongful death claim, we’ll take you through the process step by step. We get to know you and your needs. Then we craft a strategy to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Our goal will be to win the most compensation possible.

Commercial Aircraft Accidents

Commercial air travel is usually safe, but that doesn’t mean accidents never happen. Commercial planes and helicopters can crash. When they do, federal authorities investigate and uncover what went wrong. But a federal investigation doesn’t give you compensation. You need an aviation injury lawyer to fight for your financial recovery.

Private Plane and Helicopter Accidents

You might choose to fly privately with friends and relatives. Unfortunately, smaller aircraft are involved in accidents more often than large commercial planes. If you were hurt or lost a relative in a crash, call us right away. Let us investigate and guide you through a legal claim.

Injuries Onboard

You don’t have to be involved in a major crash to need a lawyer. Turbulence and other incidents on board an aircraft could cause you harm.

Your case might involve:

  • Luggage falling from overhead
  • A sharp piece of metal or plastic
  • A slip and fall or trip and fall on a plane or jet bridge
  • Assault and battery
  • Sexual assault or rape

Talk with our aviation injury attorneys about whether you have a legal claim, and if so, the process for recovering compensation.

Airport Injuries

Michigan has many airports of various sizes, including:

If you were injured at an airport, give Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, a call. This can be anything from a slip and fall to food poisoning. After talking with you and reviewing your situation, we’ll advise you on whether you have a legal claim.

Causes of Airplane Accidents

When it comes to plane and helicopter crashes, there are many possible causes. The National Transportation Safety Board investigates civil aviation accidents in the U.S. If the aircraft was registered in another country or there were foreign citizens on board, then another nation may participate in the investigation, too.

Potential causes of aircraft accidents include:

  • Human error
  • Pilot negligence
  • Mechanical or systems failures
  • Negligent maintenance
  • Part defects
  • Aircraft defects

Liability For Your Injuries or Loved One’s Death

Finding the underlying cause of an airplane accident is challenging. Then, the next step is to determine liability. More than one business could be to blame for what happened. There’s nothing simple about airplane and helicopter accidents, which is why we recommend hiring a lawyer. You’ll need an attorney to go up against a big company, like an airline or manufacturer.

You may have a claim against:

  • A parts manufacturer
  • An airplane manufacturer
  • A commercial airline
  • A pilot
  • The owner of the private aircraft
  • A maintenance vendor
  • Air traffic controllers

Laws that Apply To Aviation Accidents

Whether you have a state or federal claim depends on the facts. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Aviation law is complicated. You need an experienced lawyer to help you navigate the law, your rights, and the legal process.

What happened, where it happened, and who’s liable impacts your claim. If a manufacturer is responsible for a defect, product liability law applies. If air traffic controllers are to blame, you have a case under the Federal Torts Claims Act, which creates special procedures for suing a federal agency or employee. If the plane crash was more than three nautical miles offshore, then the Death on the High Seas Act might apply.

We’re experienced in determining jurisdiction and handling cases in state and federal courts.

Compensation For Aviation Injuries

If someone else is to blame for your injuries, you might be entitled to compensation for your:

Compensation For the Loss of a Relative

Losing a relative in an aviation crash is devastating. It’s also costly, especially if that person brought in your family’s primary income. Let Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC, fight for your family’s compensation through a wrongful death claim. It’s a different case from a personal injury claim.

You might be entitled to compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of love and consortium
  • Medical expenses incurred before your loved one’s death

International Flights and Laws

There are significant differences between domestic and international flights. A domestic flight takes off and lands in the U.S., including Hawaii. An international flight takes off or lands in another country, including Canada or Mexico. A flight from Toronto to Detroit is an international flight despite the short distance.

If you were injured or lost a loved one on an international flight, the Montreal Convention applies. The convention limits airline’s liability for passenger injuries and deaths. As of December 2019, the limit is 128,821 Special Drawing Right, an artificial currency. In U.S. dollars, the liability is about $178,183.92.

The Montreal Convention is your only way to win compensation for your injuries or the death of a loved one that took place on board or in the course of embarking or disembarking an international flight.

Call Davis Injury Lawyers, PLLC Today

Learn about your rights and options after an aviation accident. Whether you were hurt, your child was hurt, or a relative passed away, we’ll answer your questions. We’re here to help you through the legal process and recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact us online or call (313) 462-7979 to schedule a consultation with a Michigan aviation injury lawyer.