Call Experienced Aviation Personal Injury Attorney David A. Sims
If you have been injured in a commercial or private airplane or aviation-related accident in the Mid-Ohio Valley or North-Central areas of West Virginia, preserve your rights to just compensation and call experienced aviation personal injury attorney David A. Sims today. Our law firm will get you the financial compensation that you need to recover and move ahead with your life.
Public relations specialists for the aviation industry work very hard to convince the general public that flying is a very safe mode of travel. However, in reality aviation accidents are extremely common events, as shown by the data presented by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
People are utilizing personal aviation craft now more than ever before and we are seeing accident and death rates increase proportionally. Operating aircraft is an exceptionally expensive endeavor. Pressures come from every direction to take cost cutting steps that save money, but ultimately endanger the safety of aircraft passengers.
Preliminary accident data are released in ten-day cycles by the FAA as well (and there are generally several dozen accidents each week). Major national media outlets do not typically provide coverage for accidents that they do not consider to be major, dramatic total loss-type tragedies. However, for the individuals and families involved, each accident is a major life altering tragedy that affects each victim in a profound way. For the ten-day period ending June 16, 2015, there were 134 accidents/incidents and 14 fatalities. The list is updated regularly. Our law firm believes that every victim deserves to be justly compensated for his or her losses and injuries. Aircraft accidents may involve:
- Air Taxi or Medical Life Flight Helicopters
- Cargo Planes
- Hot Air Balloons
- Large Commercial Planes
- Military Planes
- Personal Aircraft
- Regional Carriers
- Sightseeing Helicopters
Large Commercial Aviation companies have been outsourcing many of their shorter flights to less experienced pilots, as well. This practice exposes you to an unacceptable increased risk that you did not agree to when you bought your ticket.
Unfortunately, there is little room for error when you are tens of thousands of feet up in the sky. When errors, negligence, or incompetence are involved which result in aviation accidents, the results are usually tragic.
Aviation accidents may include:
- Crashes during Takeoff and Landing
- Mid-Air Collisions
- Pedestrian/Aircraft Collisions
- Pilot Deviations
- Runway Incursions
- Taxiing Accidents
- Total Engine Failures
When accidents involve aircraft with an average weight of ~100 tons or more, the potential for immense property loss, personal injury, and death is evident. If you have been involved in an aviation accident, the law office of David A. Sims will investigate alongside forensic experts to determine liability if one or more of the following contributed to the incident:
- Air Traffic Controller Negligence or Incompetence
- Aircraft Design Failure
- Defective Runway
- Fuel Failure
- Mechanical Failure
- Pilot/Crew Incompetence or Error
- Poorly or Non-Maintained Equipment
Because most aviation equipment is highly complex and the federal government oversees the aviation industry, relevant government agencies will be involved in the investigation. This may take some time and you may be offered a settlement from the aviation company before the investigation has been completed. Do not sign any paperwork or talk to anyone regarding the accident unless you have contacted our law office first.
Attorney Sims Represents Aviation Victims in the Mid-Ohio Valley and North-Central WV
Dealing with the uncertainty, pain, financial issues, and emotions following an aviation accident can be extremely challenging. Let us help. We have the knowledge and experience to get you the fair compensation that you need to recover from your losses and injuries. We can also compassionately assist you with your aviation-related wrongful death case. We represent aviation victims in the Mid-Ohio Valley, North-Central, and nearby vicinities of West Virginia.
Call Attorney David A. Sims today to set up a free initial consultation: (304) 428-5291.