Airplane Accident Legal Options in Ohio
Due to their size, weight, and speed, most airplanes have the potential to inflict severe and fatal injuries to anyone involved. Whether an airplane accident happens on the ground or in the air, you should contact an experienced attorney at Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away for help with your case.
If you or a loved one were injured in an airplane accident, call an Ohio airplane accident and personal injury lawyer right away. An attorney can investigate the crash to determine who is responsible and seek compensation on your behalf.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we understand the multitude of ways an airplane accident may affect your life. Whether there was an incident on a runway at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport or something went wrong with your small personal aircraft, airplane accidents can lead to serious physical injuries, emotional trauma, and fatalities. At KNR, we want to help you and your family get back on your feet. While we cannot repair the damage caused by an airplane accident, we can fight for your right to recover compensation.
The Scope of Airplane Accidents in the U.S. and Ohio
Due to the size, weight, and speed of most commercial airplanes and the number of passengers onboard, an accident on the ground or in the air can lead to mass casualties. An accident involving a personal plane may lead to fewer fatalities; however, that does not make the incident any less devastating to the pilot, passengers, and their loved ones. In 2014, there were 1,290 aviation accidents in the U.S., including incidents with air carriers, commuter planes, on-demand carriers, and within general aviation. Of these accidents there were 265 incidents that led to 444 deaths. Most of the fatal accidents in Ohio occurred within general aviation, covering various types of aircraft from parachutes to some commercial jets, though it does not include most large or small passenger planes. Air carriers, which includes large commercial passenger flights, had the fewest number of accidents and zero fatalities. In 2014, Ohio witnessed 24 general aviation accidents and two non-scheduled flight incidents, leading to 10 fatalities and a number of serious and minor injuries.
Common Causes of Airplane Accidents
- Pilot error
- Inability to maintain control during flight
- Crashing into terrain
- Runway excursions
- Air traffic control error
- Dispatcher error
- Loader and fueler errors
- Lack of or improper maintenance
- Equipment or system failure
Pilot error is one of the most common causes of all airplane accidents, and many authorities cite it as the reason behind approximately 50 percent of incidents. Pilot error does not necessary arise during an average flight. Instead, pilot error tends to be an issue when conditions become less than ideal. If you were hurt in an airplane accident, contact an Ohio personal injury attorney immediately. Your lawyer will investigate the accident and preserve evidence to ensure objective experts can weigh in on what went wrong and who is responsible. Your lawyer will also take a hard look at the pilot as well as the other common causes of airplane accidents.
Seeking Compensation For Your Injuries
When you are hurt in any accident caused by another individual or business, you may have the right to seek damages based on your physical and emotional injuries. Through an insurance claim or personal injury suit, your attorneys will attempt to prove the other party’s negligence. Upon demonstrating that party’s responsibility and liability, your lawyers will ask for compensation to cover your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disfigurement and disability
- Loss of consortium – your relationship with your spouse
You Need a Lawyer With Airplane Accident Experience
Airplane accidents are far rarer than car crashes in Ohio or slip and falls. It can be difficult to find legal professionals who are knowledgeable about the nuances of airplane incidents and have experience gaining compensation for aviation accident victims like yourself.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, you will work with a legal team who understands how unique your circumstances are and will immediately set out to ensure your accident is thoroughly and properly investigated. From preserving all necessary evidence to obtaining expert opinions about the cause of the crash, we will tirelessly represent your interests.
Call KNR Right Away
The sooner you contact an Ohio injury attorney the better. Once you have been hurt, you need an advocate to protect your interests and find out who was responsible. You have enough on your plate making medical decisions, struggling to recover, and worrying about your financial situation. At KNR, we will take on the weight of finding out what happened and gathering the documentation necessary to prove another party’s liability.
Call the Ohio personal injury lawyers of Kisling, Nestico & Redick today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.