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Airplane Accidents

Marietta Airplane Accident Claims

Plane Accident Lawyer in Marietta: Injury and Wrongful Death

Airplane accidents can cover anything from commercial jets and helicopters to small, single engine, privately owned planes. The cause of the accident must be determined, and that can include many possibilities and complexities. Insurance carriers and experienced aviation attorneys representing the airline, airplane owner and other related entities will be very diligent in investigating these accidents and ruthless in defending them. As serious injuries and wrongful death are often the result of airplane tragedies, and if there are several people hurt or killed, their exposure can be very high.

Looking for an attorney for personal injury in Marietta? If you or a loved one was injured or killed in an airplane accident, it's very important to contact a Marietta airplane accident lawyer who represents victims of aviation accidents. Airplane accident investigations can be very complex. They can involve not only state laws but also federal and international laws and regulations. The investigation will begin shortly after the accident, and the NTSB, a federal agency, is always involved.

Why Airplane Accidents Occur

There are several ways that an airplane can be involved in an accident. An airline, an airplane manufacturer, a parts manufacturer, an airport, and those agencies, such as the FAA, that regulate airways and airports, could be negligent. More specifically, an accident could be caused by faulty maintenance of the airplane, problems with the airplane's structure, errors made by the pilot, pilot fatigue, a pilot that is operating the plane while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, unexpected or dangerous weather conditions, violations of FAA regulations and others.

Injuries resulting from an accident can be very serious, including permanent disability or death. Aside from steep medical bills, you could be facing lost income, rehabilitation, and very possibly long-term physical and emotional problems. If there was a death, the family of the victim deserves to be compensated. An insurance adjuster may offer you a settlement, and if so, you should first contact an attorney.

The settlement may not be adequate to cover all of your pain and suffering. It can get even more complicated if the flight included travel outside the United States for any portion, or the plane was over water. There are additional rules and regulations that apply which affect how much the airline will cover if you are injured or killed. The first thing to do as an injured victim is get medical attention, and then contact a skilled Marietta airplane accident attorney who can help you.

Team Up With a Personal Injury Attorney in Marietta, GA

Whether you personally are a victim of an airplane crash or a loved one is injured or killed, keep in mind that there is a period of 30 days following an accident before anyone from an airline or private airplane company can contact you. This includes anyone representing them as well.

Investigating an airplane crash is extensive. It will involve examining the wreckage itself as well as all the data recorded on the black box, any surveillance cameras, audio recordings, air traffic controller data, witness interviews, and more. There have been cases in which less experienced investigators rely on the word of a parts manufacturer, for example, to report whether a part was defective. This is another reason why you need representatives who have the capacity to conduct their own, independent investigations free of any bias.

Need an attorney for an injury case in Marietta, GA?

As the victim of an airplane accident, you need a qualified advocate to represent you and fight to secure the compensation that you truly deserve. Our legal team at Jones & Swanson in Marietta has the dedication and skills necessary to bring closure to a traumatic event and allow you to move forward with your life.

Call our offices today at (770) 884-6652 to schedule your initial consultation! 


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