Aviation is very popular in the state of California. There are many major airports in our state in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Fresno and San Diego just to name a few. There are also numerous municipal airports dotting our state’s landscape. Every day, the skies over California are abuzz with flight as there are hundreds of commercial airliners, small regional carriers, private jets, personal aircraft and helicopters overhead at any given time.
With so many aircraft in the sky and scores of planes taking off and landing at California airports at all hours of the day and night, it’s no wonder there are so many aircraft crashes in our state each year. Sadly, many of these horrific accidents result in the passengers becoming very seriously injured or killed. Hogan Injury represents tourists, visitors and state residents who have been injured in aviation crashes involving small airlines.
Private aviation is a general term used to describe non-commercial airline flights. This term encompasses small airlines that are used for commuter trips, scenic tours and other purposes. Accidents take place more often among small airlines than in the large, commercial aviation sector. The main reason more small planes crash is that these airlines do not have the same internal, corporate safety policies and technologies that are in use by all the major commercial airlines designed to minimize threats to passenger safety.
Often times, when tourists visit the state of California, they choose to enjoy scenic airplane tours so they can get a birds-eye view of the fabulous California landscape that consists of rolling hills, mountains, lakes and endless miles of breathtaking shoreline. Tragically, some of these tourists become involved in small airline crashes wherein they are severely injured and even killed.
If you have been seriously injured while a passenger on a small airliner that crashed, you should speak to a California personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Under law, you are given the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages you’ve suffered.
The legal team at Hogan Injury has the experience, knowledge and resources needed to effectively handle cases involving injuries sustained in small airline crashes. Our personal injury attorneys also represent families who have lost loved ones in aviation accidents. By law, these surviving family members are allowed to file wrongful death claims in order to be compensated for the loss of their loved ones. In addition to compensation for the loss of their loved ones, these claimants can also receive compensation to cover related damages such as medical fees charged by hospitals when attempts were made to prevent the deaths.
When you choose us to represent you after you’ve been injured in a small airline crash, our San Francisco airplane crash attorneys will conduct a very thorough investigation into what has happened so that we can build a strong case on your behalf. We work hard to ensure that you get the justice and compensation you need and deserve.
What Causes Small Airline Crashes
Our attorneys have the experience and sources necessary to find out what caused the accident you were involved in. We will gather all pertinent information and use our network of professionals to find out who is liable for the injuries you’ve suffered. We understand how a serious injury can change your life in an instant. While you concentrate on recovering from your injuries, we will work tirelessly to make sure you obtain all the compensation you are due.
There are many things that can cause a small airliner to crash including:
- Pilot inexperience
- Pilot error
- Ground crew error
- Air traffic controller error
- Inclement Weather
- Mechanical failure
- Lack of or poor aircraft maintenance
Types of Injuries Commonly Sustained in Small Airline Crashes
Sadly, victims hurt in small airline crashes often suffer from catastrophic injuries which may include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Compound fractures
- Severe burns
These types of life-changing injuries are typical in plane crashes as passengers are often thrown around inside the plane as it crashes to the ground or careens off a runway. It is common for many of these injuries to be permanent and all require long-term treatment and care.
We are available 24/7 to speak with you about the airline crash that injured you or claimed the life of your loved one. We have a no-fee policy which means you do not pay us a thing until we win or settle your case. Our goal is to help you obtain the compensation you are due, in a quick and ethical manner. Our legal team is 100% dedicated to helping you get the results you need.