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Bethesda Aviation Accident Lawyer

Planes can be extremely scary for a lot of people, and Hollywood movies definitely do not help. While a plane crash is one in a million, it is true that they can occur. Chances of someone dying from an actual plane crash is five in a million, while chances of dying from walking down the street are one in five-hundred. With that being said, any plane crash is likely to have catastrophic consequences. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident, call (888) 291-6445 to speak to the personal injury lawyers at Malloy Law Offices, LLC today. Our experienced Bethesda Aviation Accident Attorneys know what it takes to win maximum compensation for our clients.

What is an Aviation Accident?

A plane accident is an occurrence directly associated with the operation of an aircraft. An incident that occurs between the time a person boards an aircraft with the intention to fly and the time the last person deplanes, in which a person on the aircraft is seriously or fatally injured and the aircraft sustains damage, is considered an aviation accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigate aviation accidents in the U.S.

Common Causes of Plane Accidents

A combination of factors can contribute to aviation accidents. The most common causes include:

  • Pilot errors: Pilots have a responsibility to safely transport passengers to their destination. The most common type of pilot errors are:
    • Navigational errors
    • Incorrect use of aircraft equipment
    • Errors in monitoring speed, altitude, and flight parameters
    • Failure to properly manage fuel levels
    • Communicating incorrectly with air traffic control
    • Failure to follow set procedures regarding safety checklists
  • Mechanical failure
  • Design defects
  • Air traffic control errors
  • Runway defects

What Damages Can You Claim?

After a serious aviation accident, the damages you may be entitled to claim will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your accident, injuries, and losses. Generally, damages in an aviation accident claim may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress

Some of the physical damages an individual can obtain from a plane accident can be:

  • Head trauma and brain injury
  • Foot and leg injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Fractured bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Death

Why You Need a Bethesda Aviation Accident Attorney?

If you or your loved one has been injured in an aviation accident, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced Bethesda personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our aviation accident lawyers can investigate the accident, secure evidence, and witness testimony, and determine cause and liability. We can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf for a full and fair settlement, and take your case to court if necessary, to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation, in order to determine if you have a case and possible compensation.