In-Flight Airline Accidents may be rare, but they do happen!
Traveling via airplane can already be quiet scary for some of us, but the chance that a baggage falling from the overhead bins, severe turbulence or even slipping and falling while heading to the restroom can add to this fear. You may have a legal claim against an airline company, manufactures or possibly the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Typically these types of cases will require airline accident investigations.
If you’ve become a victim of any type of airline accidents than you should schedule a consultation with us today!
There are a few ways that you can help yourself from being a victim, here are ways to keep you safer during turbulence from the FAA.gov website:
FAA regulations do require passengers to be seated with their seat belts fastened when the plan is leaving, whenever the seat belt sign is illuminated, during landing and taxi.
Look above you before the plane takes off, if you are sitting under a overhead bin ask if you can be moved to another seat that does not have an overhead bin above your head.
Keep your hands and feet outside of the isle way, the rolling containers from flight attendants or other passengers could possibly hurt you while your in transit.
Did you know: In-flight turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to both airline passengers and flight attendants.
- Approximately 58 people in the US are injured by turbulence by not wearing their seat belts
- From 1980 through 2008, US air carriers alone had 234 turbulence arline accidents that resulted in 298 series injuries and 3 fatalities
- Of those 298 series injuries, 184 were flight attendants and 114 were passengers
- 2 out of the 3 deaths were caused by passengers not wearing their seat belts
- Most in-flight airline accidents happen 30,000 or above feet in the air (2/3rds)
No matter what type of airline accident you may have had, whether it was from commercial airline accidents or a private jet it’s best to consult an attorney who has had experience with these types of cases in the past.