You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve been injured in an aviation accident in or near Los Angeles, CA. M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can help you seek maximum damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our Los Angeles aviation/airplane accident lawyers have more than 100 years of experience handling tough cases like yours. In fact, our law firm has won over $400 Million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Contact our law office in Los Angeles, California, or call (877) 300-4535 to schedule a free consultation. We’ll listen to your story, assess your situation, and help you understand what legal options might be available to you.
How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Airplane Accident in Los Angeles
What caused your airplane or helicopter accident? Who’s at fault and liable for your injuries? What do you actually need to do to file and win your case? What happens when the insurance company won’t negotiate fairly?
You’ve got enough going on in your life right now. Don’t try to get these answers on your own. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers will take on your fight for compensation. You focus on recovering from the pain and trauma of your aviation accident.
Here’s what you can expect as we work on your airplane injury case:
- A thorough investigation into your airplane accident – in addition to the one that’s being conducted by state and/or federal agencies
- Working side-by-side with leading aviation accident experts
- Careful analysis of the facts and evidence related to your case as we determine causation, fault, and liability
- Smart application of federal and California aviation law
- Tough negotiations with negligent parties, aviation companies, insurance carriers, airports, and other involved parties
- Aggressive litigation at trial if you aren’t offered a fair settlement offer
We’re respected, award-winning trial attorneys who are ready to do what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. Call our Los Angeles airplane accident attorneys to learn more about getting M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers in your corner now.
How Common Are Airplane Accidents?
Compared to car accidents, there are relatively few airplane crashes across the nation. However, hundreds of people still suffer avoidable injuries and deaths in aviation accidents every year.
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, at least three to four aviation accidents are reported daily in the United States.
Since 2013, there have been 1,200 aviation accidents annually. In 2020, there was a significant drop in total airplane accidents, with a preliminary total of 1,085. This is due in large part to the fact that commercial air travel was nearly non-existent that year thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This also highlights the fact that most airplane accidents don’t involve commercial jets. Rather, most aviation accidents involve private charters and amateur aircraft.
In 2020, there were a total of 205 fatal accidents, resulting in 332 deaths. Another 187 people also sustained injuries in fatal and non-fatal airplane accidents.
What Causes Most Aviation Accidents?
The aviation industry is highly regulated. Pilots undergo extensive training and have to get a pilot’s license before they can operate a plane. Airplane and helicopter crashes, in theory, shouldn’t happen. Most of these tragic accidents are avoidable.
So why do airplane accidents happen?
About 80 percent of all airplane accidents are believed to be a result of pilot error. Pilot error refers to actions or decisions made by a pilot that cause a plane to crash or collide.
Examples of pilot error and some contributing factors include:
- Drug use
- Alcohol use
- Poor training
- Unfamiliarity with equipment
- Deciding to maneuver through bad weather
However, it’s not always the pilot’s error that’s solely responsible for an aviation accident.
Other times, causes include:
- Equipment failure
- Mechanical failure
- Inclement weather
- Communication errors
- Air traffic control error
Once we’ve determined what caused your airplane accident, our attorneys will be able to identify who’s at fault. Then we can begin working on a claim that proves that they’re financially responsible for your injuries and suffering.
Aviation Accidents Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries and Suffering
Whether your airplane accident unfolds on the tarmac or if you’re involved in a terrifying crash from a higher altitude, you can suffer some serious injuries in these types of events.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we are here to help you fight to make things right and get full compensation for all of your airplane accident injuries:
Seek medical care as soon as you can after you get hurt. Going to the doctor will help to limit the chances of complications or undiagnosed injuries. The medical record created when you visit will also be instrumental in proving a link between your aviation accident and injuries.
What is My Aviation Accident Case Worth?
There are two questions that are central to figuring out what your airplane accident case is worth.
- What types of injuries have you suffered in the airplane accident?
- What kind of long-term impact will the crash have on your life?
If your injuries are catastrophic and fundamentally change how you live (and enjoy) your life, your case is probably worth a lot. However, that doesn’t mean that cases involving less invasive injuries and suffering aren’t worth a lot of money.
Every case, and every victim, is different.
The best way to know how much money you can get after an aviation accident is by calling M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers. Our attorneys have more than a century of experience and have won hundreds of millions for clients like you. We’ll help you understand your case’s strengths (and possible weaknesses), what it might be worth, and how we can help you get the money you deserve.
What Kind of Compensation Can Aviation Accident Victims Get in California?
You can recover damages for your financial losses (economic awards) and pain and suffering (non-economic awards) after an airplane accident in Southern California.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will fight to get you full compensation for your:
If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal airplane accident in Los Angeles, our wrongful death attorneys can help you seek damages to cover the costs of a funeral and the financial support you’ll lose out on in the future.
What Do I Have to Prove to Win My Airplane Accident Case?
Pilot error is a factor in eight out of every ten aviation accidents. So, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to prove negligence if you want to win your personal injury case.
Negligence means that:
- The pilot (or another party) owed you a duty of care
- The pilot (or someone else) failed to act reasonably under the circumstances
- The pilot’s actions (or someone else’s) were the direct and proximate cause of your injuries, and
- You’ve suffered damages.
If a defective component of the airplane contributed to your accident, then you may also have a product liability claim. You won’t have to prove the airplane manufacturer was negligent in these situations. Instead, you’ll just have to show that the product suffered from a design defect, manufacturing defect, or marketing defect and that you got hurt.
You shouldn’t have to deal with these types of legal issues on your own. And, when you trust our Los Angeles aviation accident lawyers, you won’t have to.
We’ll handle every aspect of your legal case for you from start to finish. We’ll take care of determining your cause of action, building a case, supporting it with facts and evidence, and moving toward a successful outcome. You focus on doing what you need to do to get better.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Aviation Accident Lawsuits in California?
You’ll have two years from the date of your aviation accident to file a lawsuit in California. Once the statute of limitations expires, so does your right to initiate legal action. So, it is critically important that you don’t allow the deadline to pass you by.
Prevent these types of missteps by contacting our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers immediately after your plane accident. We can begin to work on your case as soon as you ask for our help.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Los Angeles Aviation/Airplane Accident Lawyer
The consequences of a plane accident at LAX can be catastrophic. Don’t hesitate to ask M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers for legal help if you or a family member has been hurt in Los Angeles. Our Los Angeles aviation/airplane accident lawyers will help you seek full compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and distress.
Your first consultation is 100 percent free, and there’s no risk involved in hiring our law firm. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win.
Call us to schedule your free consultation now. Our team is standing by to help around the clock.
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