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Plane Crash Injuries and Wrongful Deaths – Your Risks and Right to Fair Compensation

Posted on in Aviation Litigation

Statistically speaking, travelers are safer when flying than when driving. In fact, the National Safety Council made a side-by-side comparison of the two and determined that a person’s odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 98 while their odds of experiencing a fatality in an airplane crash is just 1 in 7,178. So why, then, do humans fear flying so much? Experts believe it has something to do with the often catastrophic results of plane accidents.

A Single Crash Can Cause Hundreds of Injuries

Although they do not occur often, the results of plane crashes are usually devastating. Take, for example, the 20131 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which killed two passengers and injured 307 members of the passengers and crew. Or the 2001 crash of an Airbus A300 that killed 265 people just moments after takeoff. And then there was the 1977 collision of two Boeing 747s (KLM and Pan Am) that killed 583 people – one of the most devastating accidents to date.

Passengers and Their Rights

Passengers who survive crashes are often severely injured, which can have a significant impact on their lives. Those that do not survive leave behind families that may not have the resources needed to financially survive. Many suffer from unpaid medical bills, severe debt, or are eventually forced to file for bankruptcy. Some even experience poverty in the years after a crash, due to the loss of income or ability to work. But it does not have to be this way.

All commercial air travel carriers are governed by laws and regulations. These regulations provide a way for passengers and their families to pursue compensation for injuries or wrongful deaths caused by negligence. Unfortunately, this area of the law changes frequently and remains highly complex. As such, victims should seek the assistance of a skilled aviation litigation attorney to help them effectively navigate the process.

Our Attorneys Are Committed to Helping You Seek Justice

The experienced legal team at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman are committed to helping airline accident victims and their families. Knowledgeable and experienced in the complex legalities of aviation law, our skilled attorneys have won cases nationwide and will fight to help you receive the compensation you deserve. To get started, schedule your free initial consultation with our Chicago aviation litigation attorneys. Call 312-605-8800 today.

Sources:

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/air-travel-safer-car-travel-1581.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/08/asiana-airlines-crash-lawsuit/2500067/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/8588663/Ten-worst-plane-crashes-in-the-world.html

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