When an injury occurs because of an accident that could have been prevented, the victim may seek compensation for his or her resulting damages through a personal injury claim. This is true regardless of the type of accident that occurred, whether it was a car accident, a dog bite, a fall, a bicycle accident, or an act of medical malpractice. In any of these cases, the negligent party whose actions or lack of actions caused the accident may be liable for the victim’s damages.
When an injury occurs in an aviation accident, the victim can seek compensation from the negligent party, who may be an airline, an airport, a pilot, or another party somehow involved in the operation of an airplane. Green Bay is served by the Austin Straubel International Airport. If you are injured here because of an act of negligence, consider filing a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your damages.
You can be injured in a commercial airplane or airport or in a personal aircraft. All aircraft are required to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s safety regulations. Failure to comply with these or failure to take necessary care to prevent injuries can result in injuries. A few examples of negligence that can result in an aviation injury include:
Like other types of personal injury claim, your aviation claim needs a sufficient body of evidence to demonstrate the following:
Your claim may cite specific violations of the FAA code as the cause of your accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is the federal agency charged with investigating all civil claims of aviation accidents in the United States. It also creates safety recommendations, maintains the federal government’s database of aviation accidents, and conducts studies to aid in the development of new safety regulations.
If you have been injured in any type of aviation accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about your rights as an injured victim and how you can seek the compensation you deserve for your damages, contact our team of personal injury attorneys in Appleton, WI at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC today to set up your free legal consultation in our office.