Despite significant advances in safety technology, human error and mechanical failure continue to cause aviation accidents throughout Texas, the Gulf Coast, and the United States. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there were more than 1,500 civil aviation accidents in the U.S. in 2012. In regards to general aviation accidents, there were more than 1,400 accidents, with more than 250 of them being fatal. It's important to seek legal assistance immediately after an aviation accident in order to ensure that important evidence is preserved and the rights of you and your family to recover compensation are protected. The skilled and dedicated aviation accident attorneys of Gene Toscano have the ability to help.
Injured in an airplane accident?
Since the very first commercial airplane flight in 1914, technological advancements in air travel have made this not just the fastest, but also one of the safest ways to travel. Each month in the United States, people fly in excess of 40 million miles. While air travel has increased over the decades, the frequency of airline accidents has decreased, helped by stricter air safety procedures and technological innovations.
In spite of these advances, aviation accidents such as airplane crashes and helicopter crashes, do still occur, and when they do, the impact is devastating. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident, you may have many questions. You may need to understand what happens next. You may want to know what to expect from the agencies that will investigate the accident. You may want to know who is responsible for your injury or loss. You and your families may need counseling or on-going medical care to facilitate recovery.
Protecting Those Hurt by Airplane and Helicopter Crashes
Every case is important to us at Gene Toscano. That's why we work tirelessly to prepare every case as if it is headed to trial. This aggressive approach prepares us for going into the courtroom and it puts us in a position of significant strength when we work on negotiating a timely, full and fair settlement that will allow our clients to put a painful episode behind them. For instance, we can quickly get a team of investigators and experts onto the scene of an aviation crash to determine whether human error or mechanical failure may have played a role. The parties who may eventually be held liable include:
- Pilot: The accident may have been triggered by the pilot's failure to check instructions, react to adverse weather conditions or adhere to correct takeoff or landing procedures.
- Mechanic: In many cases, the crash may be traced to a mechanic's failure to adequately inspect, maintain, and repair defective equipment.
- Air traffic controller: All too often, overworked air traffic controllers violate FAA rules, fail to give timely warnings, or steer aircraft into accidents.
- Manufacturer: Faulty instruments and defective wings, wheels, and other landing gear may contribute to an aviation disaster.
Most Commonly Sustained Injuries
Every once in a while a plane crash will take the lives of the innocent people onboard, or cause irreversible injury to its victims. Flights take off every second of the day, all over the world, but despite the preventative measures, and technological advances that are continuing to be made, there is always room for human error and malfunction to occur. Although these incidents are often rare, they do happen, and almost always cause serious injury to anyone involved. In the event of an airplane or helicopter crash, there are several ways in which the passengers and/or bystanders of an accident can be injured.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident, you might be wondering what circumstances of your case are grounds for a valid personal injury claim. Unfortunately, one of the most common personal injury claims to result from an aviation accident is a wrongful death. If a loved one has been killed as a direct result of the negligent behavior of a pilot, flight staff, or even due to faulty manufacturing, you are entitled to compensation. Other injuries that may occur include spinal cord injury, brain damage, broken bones, or burn injuries, as well as emotional trauma and distress.
Any type of catastrophic injury may result in future debilitation or permanent disfigurement, depending on the type of injury, so in the event that this has happened to you, it is important that you seek the assistance of a qualified lawyer who can help you throughout the entire legal process and guide you onto the road to recovery. At Gene Toscano, we understand how devastating it can be to sustain a serious injury, both physically and mentally, and we are prepared to guide you through this complicated time. With a knowledgeable attorney on your side, you can seek justice for your unnecessarily sustained injuries or loss.
Contact a Aviation Accident Attorney
Our firm is available to help you cope in the aftermath of a serious aviation accident. We can not only answer your questions, but we can also help you or your loved one get the care they need to recover. If the accident that caused your loss was caused by the negligence of an airline or other responsible party, we can help you hold them accountable and claim compensation you may be due from them as a result. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially. Contact our firm for answers to questions or if we can help you in any way. We accept serious aviation accident injury or wrongful death cases on a contingency basis, so initial consultation and case reviews are always free. You owe us nothing unless we prevail and successfully recover compensation on your behalf.
Free Consultations for Victims of Aviation Accidents
Make the right choice for you and your family. Call the personal injury attorneys of Gene Toscano Inc. today at (210) 732-6091, the law firm that’s been trusted for over 50 years, to pursue maximum compensation for personal injuries.