Suffolk County Airplane Crash
Aviation has made amazing advances in the last 50 years, but despite innovation, airplane crashes do occur. An airplane crash can cause terrible emotional and physical injuries and exorbitant medical expenses. When a plane crashes victims almost always suffer devastating injuries such as a brain injury, neck injury, back injury, broken bones, amputation, or a spinal cord injury. From our years of experience representing victims of catastrophic accidents, we know that injured victims face not only physical pain, but also financial pain. We are here to help. If you or a loved one was injured in an airplane crash, it is important that you immediately consult with an experienced Suffolk County airplane crash lawyer at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates who will work hard on your behalf to hold the negligent party accountable.Legal liability for an airplane crash
There are many possible causes of airplane crashes including poorly maintained equipment, engine failure, fuel problems, electrical failure, pilot error, and poor weather. In addition to airplane crashes, there other types of airplane and airport accidents that leave victims with serious injuries such as runway accidents, slip and fall accidents, and turbulence mishaps.
Before it can be determined who is legally liable for an airplane accident, the cause of the accident must first be determined. If the airplane crash was caused by pilot error, then the pilot and the airline would likely be at fault. Examples of pilot error include failing to monitor fuel levels, miscommunication between pilot and air traffic controllers, failure to properly navigate plane through turbulence, and mishandling autopilot.
If the plane crash was caused by a mechanical error, fault may lie with the airline or manufacturer of the aircraft. Examples include a design flaw such as a poor wing design, a faulty cargo latch, and metal fatigue cracks.
If the plane crash was caused by air traffic controllers, such as miscommunication between regional and local air traffic controllers, or miscommunication between air controllers and crew, then the fault would lie with the government or private agency which employs or manages the air traffic controller.
While airplane accidents involving crashes get the most media attention, there are other aviation-related accidents that happen far more often and leave victims seriously injured. For example, victims are injured by baggage falling from overhead bins, by food carts, by falls in the cabin, and by other accidents that occur on the plane. Furthermore, accidents also occur inside airports, in jetways, and on airplane stairs.Types of damages
As an airplane crash attorney in Suffolk County will explain, through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit there are a variety of types of damages that may be available to you based on the losses you suffered due to another person's negligence. For example, victims who suffer serious injuries after being injured in airplane accidents will undoubtedly face substantial medical expenses. These expenses include the fees your doctors charge, ambulance fees, emergency room fees, hospital fees, surgical fees, costs of prescriptions, costs of medical equipment, as well as fees associated with rehabilitation.
Whether you miss a few weeks or a few months of work, the negligent party is responsible for paying you the wages and other compensation that you lost. Pain and suffering is a legal term that encompasses not just physical pain, but also emotional and mental suffering such as fear, grief, worry, inconvenience and the loss of the enjoyment of life.
Sadly, airplane crashes are often fatal. Families of victims who die in airplane crashes or other types of accidents, have the right to pursue compensation for the loss of their loved ones through wrongful death claims.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
Plane accident cases are extremely complicated and may involve state, federal as well as international law. To make sure that your case is properly handled, it is critical that you are represented by airplane crash attorneys serving Suffolk County with experience. Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates to discuss the details of your case. Our staff is experienced in handling claims that result from catastrophic accidents such as accidents involving commercial planes, private jets and helicopters. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.