L.A. Airplane Accident Attorney
Are you a surviving airplane accident victim? If so, you will require immediate long-term medical care, and you will need money to pay for your new, unwanted expenses like a funeral, hospital charges, and therapy. Victims sleeping on their rights after an aviation accident risk allowing parties responsible for causing their suffering, costs, and bills to escape legal liability. Only experienced and aggressive legal counsel will typically have the legal training necessary for locating persons with money and liability to pay your full and fair money damages recovery. Now is the time for you to act by calling the charismatic Ehline Law Firm and speaking to their caring and compassionate legal team about your airplane related damages claims at (213) 596-9642.
Table of Contents:
- The Complex Aviation Law Case
- The First Step
- Helicopter Accidents
- Overview of these Shocking Events
- Who is Responsible for Paying Me?
- Is Strict Liability a Factor?
- Criminal Charges?
- Damages for Negligent Deaths
- Hire a Legal Expert
[Page updated: 01-15-2021]
The Ehline Law Firm's years of experience in our home area of Greater LA, near the LAX region, has made Ehline Law Firm well known and respected in legal circles. Were you or a loved one injured in an air crash, need a skilled set of attorneys to manage your case? If so, who better to hire than the Ehline legal team of lawyers, paralegals, investigators, and expert witnesses?
- Aircraft law can be complicated, and our licensed attorneys have won hundreds of suits worth millions of dollars for our clients.
- We are your best defense against greedy companies and negligent parties.
How Do You Deal With Your Complex Aircraft Injury Case?
If you or a loved one suffered injuries caused by an aircraft accident, making your life whole will require facing more than medical problems. Victims suffering injuries from an aircraft accident will face a tangled web of legal issues. An unrepresented victim or one with inexperienced counsel will significantly threaten their future success at receiving a full and fair financial recovery.
There are dozens of attorneys in the phone book, but the right one can be elusive. To take on a case like this, only attorneys with specialized experience in aviation law, treaties, and regulations remain suited for your case. Our attorneys have the needed skills. Also, we stand ready to assist.
The Ehline Law Firm is based in Southern California and can help injured victims across the state, including in Santa Monica, Long Beach, and beyond.
- We also work with pilots, making our attorneys brim with aviation knowledge, which is why our aviation law specialists stand out in these types of negligence claims.
We help suffering victims with:
- Luggage falling;
- Objects flying around in the cabin causing injury;
- Food poisoning, and more.
We also work with people involved in both private as commercial helicopter accidents. Also, we assist with both personal and commercial helicopter injury claims. Furthermore, we take on:
- VTOL and VSTOL claim.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), air passenger travel will double over the next two decades. So traffic will increase. So will the risk of aviation tragedies. Usually, travel by air is the safest means of transportation. But when accidents occur, they end up in severe injuries and most fatalities. Smaller, less serious incidents involving private aircraft are becoming more frequent and occur more than great passenger liners. Most of these “minor” incidents go unreported.
Potentially liable and negligent parties vary depending on the circumstances of the aircraft accident. You may expose the plane's owner and operator to financial loss and possibly licensure suspension. But other parties may be liable for your injuries, including parts manufacturers or maintenance suppliers, even the United States federal government can face some aircraft-collision responsibility.
At least once every day, there is a safety-related incident or threat reported in the country. And the majority of incidents have gone unreported.
What About Strict Liability in Aviation Catastrophes?
Like cruise ships, aviation accidents often involve strict liability theory since they are often common carriers. While pilot error often plays a part in aircraft victims’ claims, it may not be your only avenue of recovery.
For example: What about other issues with the aircraft or its parts that could also contribute to the accident? A liability claim, strict products could also arise.
- As such, this can affect the severity of injuries suffered and who is liable for what.
- When this occurs, the aircraft or component manufacturer may share some legal blame along with negligent pilots.
So they can be at fault for crashes or injuries the mishap caused under the legal theory of strict product liability. In contrast, the common carrier is subject to common carrier strict liability. Get it?
Yes! On top of a civil court claim against individuals or entities for causing an aviation injury accident, U.S. and state governments may also pursue criminal prosecution.
Although the charges may vary, most states impose penalties on pilots and parent companies for reckless and intentional conduct that leads to:
- Serious injury
- Physical property damage
Wrongful death actions remain complicated claims. Also, part of the reason is that several parties could have caused these deaths.
- Part makers
- Mechanics, and many other potential defendants.
So pre-trial settlements are not uncommon in these cases, because many liable defendants seek to avoid public outcry, instead preferring quiet court case resolutions. Victims remain advantaged by settling because courts may seek to reduce wrongful death damages awarded by the jury. All in all, settling will always be the smartest move when facts favor victims.
This is called a Remittitur. In this case, the plaintiff’s recovery is reduced and frees that defendant from liability and waives their claim for any co-defendants' contribution.
This leads them to pay no more than their liable share of the bad conduct found by the jury or a judge. So it always makes sense to settle and take the case away from a hostile court or jury. Get it?
- Special Problem: Seatbelts and Kids.
You might not think about it very often, but your child's car safety seat is a bit of a wonder. It allows for small children to ride safely despite their small size. It also brings a firm harness and snug grip to prevent severe issues. There are a variety of potential solutions out there if you can use them on your flight.
Often, it has to do with buying an extra ticket to fly, so your mileage may vary in some cases. However, these tips intend to get you the safest possible flight experience.
For this and more info, keep reading our column by the Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. Our firm represents hundreds of car and flight accident victims. We continuously research the most effective ways to keep travelers safe.
Car Seats vs. the Lap Belt?
Many people with young kids elect to keep them on their lap. Sometimes it's out of convenience. Sometimes it is because they cannot afford another seat. Regardless of the cause, it is not the safest option out there for parents. When flying with a young child, this idea should be considered strongly before buying your first ticket.
The FAA does approve several car seats for flight uses. It is recommended by airlines that these children stay in these seats during the entire flight. If they're under two years old, the FAA recommends they remain in a rear-facing seat. In some cases, this may include kids up to 3 or 4.
Other flights offer FAA-approved harnesses for young kids to make sure that they are safe on the journey. Ensure that your car seat has the FAA approval sticker to ensure that they are ready for such a long flight. Each option is one that might keep your child safe in times of turbulence or engine trouble. Make sure you take the safest route-- for their sakes.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) Aviation Consumer Protection Division Oversees consumer issues related to air travel.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for ensuring that all aircraft manufacture, operation, and maintenance meet minimum safety and other standards and all current regulations. The National Transportation Board (NTSB) is responsible for improving air travel safety.
They do so by investigating all accidents and problems related to the aviation industry. Afterward, they recommend any necessary changes.
The Ehline Law Firm's aviation law experience and claims make it a vital partner in your recovery. For a free, no-pressure consultation, call a highly experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today at (213) 596-9642.
- Related issue: Helicopter Accidents