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Aviation Disasters Are Often
Devastating and Fatal.
Our attorneys investigate to build the best possible case against the Defendant airline or pilot.
Airlines, manufacturers, and pilots have a duty to provide safe travel for their passengers, as well as their employees, whether they be professional or commercial entities, or operating for recreational use. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.
While air travel is widely considered to be one of the safest industries in the world, the fact is, aviation crashes don’t just happen by chance. They are often caused by some form of negligence or a careless act.
While uncommon, air plane crashes do happen. In fact, the Aviation Safety Network reported there were 15 fatal airliner accidents in 2018, leading to 556 deaths. Twelve of those involved passenger flights, and three involved airlines on the European Union’s “blacklist.” Common causes of plane crashes include:
- Pilot Error
- Defective Equipment
- Defective Design
- Structural Problems
- Errors made by federal air traffic controllers
- Faulty maintenance or repair of the plane
- Fuel problems
- Negligent leadership and management
Types of Aviation Disaster Injury Claims
There are many types of aviation disasters and each one may require a different investigative approach. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorneys dedicated to evaluating all aspects of an aviation disaster from the physical evidence, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report, etc. Possible claims include, but are not limited to:
- Product liability claims may be filed when defective equipment, faulty design, or structural problems are suspected as major factors in a plane crash
- Negligence may be claimed if the crash was due to pilot error or other human mistake
- The Federal Tort Claims Act may be used if the negligence of an FAA employee is a suspected cause.
Physical & Emotional Damages for Victims & Survivors
Passengers who survive aviation disasters often have to deal with serious, life-altering physical injuries. They will also likely have to medically manage emotional injuries, such as PTSD or “survivor’s remorse”. Our law firm stand by prepared to help your family on your journey to recovery.
Injury types resulting from airline negligence may include, but are not limited to:
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Broken Neck
- Chest/Rib Injuries
- Crushed Larynx/Trachea
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- “Survivor’s Guilt” and other emotional injuries
- Muscle Sprains/Strains
- Broken Bones & Fractures
- Jaw Injuries/Loss of Teeth
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The aviation disaster attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine how best to pursue your insurance claim in order to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
We have helped families establish college funds for minor children of our deceased clients, secured compensation for life-long mental health counseling and/or medical treatment, and lump-sum compensation for pain and suffering.
Catastrophic aviation disasters inflict tremendous loss in terms of casualties and injuries; these types of accident rarely just “happen”. If you find yourself in the extremely unfortunate circumstances of having been touched in some way by an aviation disaster, get the legal team with the experience and tenacity to vigorously pursue the compensation you are owed by hiring the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A.
Liability & Damage Recovery
Airlines and operators have a duty to ensure their passengers and employees get from one place to another safely. If something goes wrong due to various potential failures—from security to failing to properly screen pilots and other employees—the airline is then liable for bodily injuries or deaths that take place as a result of their negligence.
In situation where a recreational plane and pilot is involved, it is still the sole responsibility of that pilot and the owner of the small aircraft, if it is not the pilot, to ensure the safety of its passengers. When they don’t, and injury or loss of life occurs as a result, lives are changed forever, and the only thing that may be able to bring some semblance of peace and closure is the maximum compensation you deserve under the law.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in an aviation disaster, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Aviation disaster compensation may include:
- Hospital & Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Vehicle Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Cost of Future Care
- Property Damage
Don’t wait for the insurance company to figure out how much compensation you deserve for your injuries or loss. Insurance agents and adjusters work for the insurance company’s benefit, not yours. It is important that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced aviation disaster personal injury attorney.
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7 Steps To Take
Following a Car Accident
Step 1: Stay on the Scene
Leaving the scene of an accident you are involved in, especially if some has been injured or even killed, is a criminal offense. Doing so could result in significant criminal charges and even jail time.
It is always best to wait for the appropriate time to leave, which will be indicated by a present law enforcement officer.
Step 2: Check on Everyone
First make sure that you are OK, and that you have not sustained any injuries. Some of your own injuries may not be immediately apparent, so be cautious before rushing to the aid of another.
If anyone on the scene needs emergency medical attention, contact an ambulance immediately.
If anyone is unconscious or in severe pain, do not move them unless they are in eminent danger, otherwise wait until qualified medical professionals arrive.
Step 3: Call the Police
The police deal with auto accidents frequently. Having a law enforcement authority on the scene will allow you to have an official police report filed detailing the occurrence, and ensure that the appropriate information has been exchanged.
Do not move your vehicles so that when the police arrive, the scene can be reported as accurately as possible.
Step 4: Gather Evidence
It is important to be as prepared as possible even in situations that seem less significant.
Don’t simply rely on the police report, but gather all the information necessary from drivers, which will include:
- Full Name
- Phone Number
- Drivers’ License Number
- Vehicle Registration Information
- License Plate Number
- Insurance Information
- Take Pictures!
If there are any passengers or witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident.
Take pictures of the accident site and of any damages to your vehicle as soon as possible, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.
Step 5: Contact a Lawyer
A major car accident is one of the most terrifying and stressful events that may occur in a person’s life. Besides having to deal with the pain of your injuries, there are other considerations, such as the damage to your vehicle and working with the insurance company that can become a headache for you to experience.
Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.
Step 6: Get Medical Treatment
Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of the car accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the auto accident.
Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses.
Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.
Step 7: Be Extra Cautious!
DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.
DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.
DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;
DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;
DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.
DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;
DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.
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