Federal regulations require commercial aircraft as well as other forms of common carriers to exercise a higher standard of care than private transportation. There are strict requirements for training and safety procedures in place for employees operating and working with commercial aircraft. Anyone who has not studied these guidelines or has forgotten them over time poses a serious threat to the citizens of New York.
Hundreds of airplanes crash each year, resulting in serious injuries and even death. Some of the most common types of accident occur due to an air traffic controller or pilot negligence, mechanical problems, or manufacturing defects.
All of these conditions create liability for the airline. While weather conditions can cause accidents, airline insurance companies can be held responsible for any resulting damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of aviation accident, now is the time to talk to a New York City airplane accident lawyer. Call (646) 681-7055 today for a free case review.
How to Handle Airplane Accident Claims in New York
There are different types and causes of aviation accidents, and we at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. are experienced in handling all of these, such as:
- Accidents caused by pilot error
- Aviation design defects
- Air traffic control errors or negligence
- Aircraft mechanical failure
- Defective or dangerous runways
- Accidents on the tarmac
- Airport accidents
- Commercial aviation accidents
- Private plane accidents
- Helicopter accidents
No matter which type of accident you are involved in, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. An aviation accident typically causes major injuries, and if you do not receive treatment quickly, you run the risk of causing further injury.
Although you need to focus on getting the medical care you need, it is important that you act quickly as you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. After receiving medical care, you should report the incident to the police and contact your insurance company and the insurance provider of the other parties involved.
It’s also important to gather evidence from the scene of the accident. This often involves taking photographs, obtaining police reports, getting the contact information for witnesses, and evaluating the circumstances that lead to the incident. Was there a malfunction in equipment? Was someone behaving negligently? Did the weather prevent a person from seeing clearly? All of these factors can influence your legal argument and should be taken into account.
Committed, Experienced Personal Injury Representation
Although aviation is a generally safe mode of transportation, a negligent or reckless act can put the lives of many individuals in danger. Victims of airplane accidents often experience extensive injuries. If a collision is particularly serious, everyone on board may lose their lives. Victims’ and families’ suffering is further compounded by large corporations or agencies refusing to offer them fair settlements for their injuries.
Having an experienced New York City aviation accident lawyer on your side can make a world of difference. Our highly skilled lawyers have all the resources and experience needed to take on even the most powerful opponent. We work diligently to secure full compensation and, in some cases, do so without going to trial. The efficiency practiced at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. helps injured parties secure the finances they need to pay their obligations, continue receiving medical attention, and return to their lives.
To learn more and to arrange your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, call (646) 681-7055.