The purpose of the civil law system is to make victims “whole” after an accident. This means putting them in the position that they would have been in had the accident never occurred. If you’ve been involved in an airline accident, you might be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Contact the airline accident lawyers at Slappey & Sadd for a free consultation and case evaluation today.What Causes Airline Accidents
Airline accidents that make the evening news usually involve large airlines carrying hundreds of passengers at a time. However, many accidents involve smaller aircraft carrying just a handful of people. Regardless of the size of the plane, airline accidents are typically caused by the following:
Pilot error. Pilot error is a leading cause of airplane accidents. Pilots might fly carelessly and injure passengers during takeoff or landing. In extreme cases, the pilot might recklessly take risks that no pilot should and crash the plane.
Maintenance error. If the plane is not properly kept up, then it might crash or cause some other problem.
Products liability. If an airplane part was defective, it might not work properly and can compromise the safety of the aircraft as a result. In this situation, you might be able to sue the part manufacturer for defectively manufacturing or designing the part.
Finding the cause of an airplane crash can be an extremely difficult task, as the reconstruction of what led to the crash is usually a long process. Airplane accident attorneys, with the help of aviation experts and the federal government, can sort through the evidence and find potential causes.What Compensation can I Receive?
Accident victims can receive money to help compensate them for any amount spent treating their injuries. This amount money is called “damages,” and Georgia law recognizes many kinds of damages in airline accidents. For example, victims might receive damages for the following:
- Medical bills
- Prescription drug costs
- Rehabilitation services
- Lost wages
Accident victims may also be entitled to money to compensate for their pain and suffering. If the injury was particularly severe, they might receive money to replace lost future earning capacity, especially if the accident left them paralyzed and unable to return to work.
If a loved one died in the plane crash, then their survivors can often bring a wrongful death lawsuit and recover damages caused by the death. They might receive money for the following:
- The lost wages and benefits your loved one might have earned had they lived
- The loss of companionship, care, and instruction had your loved one lived
- Funeral or burial expenses
- Medical bills related to treating your loved one before death
- Any pain and suffering your loved one experienced before dying
You might qualify for some or all of these damages. Because every situation is different, you should contact an experienced airplane accident attorney right away to assess who is legally responsible for your injuries.Contact a Georgia Airline Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an airplane accident, you might be entitled to financial compensation. At Slappey & Sadd, our team of airline accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate the crash and identify who to hold legally responsible. Call us today for a free consultation at 404-255-6677 or send us an email through our online contact form. We serve the entire state of Georgia, including Augusta, Dalton, and Rossville.