Many people struggle with a fear of flying. While the chances of an airplane accident are low, the chances of an airplane injury are not. Passengers can easily become injured, even on a safe and successful flight. If you are injured on an airplane, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Read on to learn more about airplane accidents, how they occur, and what to do if you are injured.
Common Airplane Injuries:
The most common ways a passenger may become injured on an airplane include:
- Items falling onto passengers from overhead storage that have not been properly stored
- Beverage carts injuring passengers in aisle seats
- Scalding liquid spilling onto passengers
- Passengers falling or slipping while walking to and from the lavatory
- Airline personnel failing to react during a passenger’s medical emergency
- An injury boarding or deplaning
What Should I do if I am Injured?
In the event of an injury, you will want to seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is important to treat your injuries, and this will also provide you with documentation of your injuries. It is also important to collect proof of negligence. This may include taking photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident and requesting the contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident occur.
Who is Responsible for my Accident?
It can be difficult to determine who is responsible for your airplane accident. Is it the airport? The airline company? Because it can be complicated, you will want to reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney for help with your case.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
Generally, in the state of New Jersey, you will have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim. If you do not file within this time, you will likely lose your chance at recovering compensation. Additionally, most airports are considered government property, so you will likely have to file a Notice of Claim. This will warn the party you are suing that you intend on taking legal action. This typically has a much shorter deadline, so you will want to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured on an airplane, reach out to our firm today to discuss your case.
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