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Commercial Airline Accidents

Commercial Airline Accidents

When you board an airplane, you and your loved ones place your trust and your lives in the hands of commercial airlines. In most cases, the flight goes smoothly and you arrive at your destination. But when things go wrong on a commercial airplane, the consequences can be tragic.

Millions of people fly commercially every year, and airlines who risk or lose the lives of their passengers should answer to the law. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a commercial airplane crash, you deserve justice. Airline negligence might include issues like sleep-deprived or intoxicated pilots, mechanical failure, or defective parts.

Financial compensation cannot make up for the heartbreak of losing a loved one or the suffering caused by major injury. But it can help with significant medical bills. Most of all, if an airline’s negligence contributed to the crash, it should be held accountable.

After the 9/11 attacks, the importance of airplane safety became a national conversation. Although many airlines are very thorough and careful in following required safety procedures, others may slip up or cut corners. This is not acceptable.

You may also have a claim against an airline if you were the victim of another type of accident while on board an aircraft. This may include injuries from turbulence, defective overhead bins, or issues caused by other passengers. Major injuries like these can result in huge medical bills or a decreased ability to work at your job — in either case, you may be entitled to compensation for your bills and lost wages.

Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe that airlines who are negligent with safety procedures put us all at risk. You have the right to feel safe and secure while onboard an airplane. The injuries, including loss of life, that can arise when an airline is careless about safety are tragic and life-altering. If you have suffered such an injury, you deserve to be heard.

Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss commercial airliner accidents and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.