Houston Airplane Accident Attorney
Most experts agree that flying is the safest way to travel. However, airplane accidents do happen, in many different ways. With more than 500 deaths recorded, the number of people killed in plane crashesincreased in 2018 compared with the number from the previous year. Negligence is almost always a factor in airplane accidents; it can be the pilot, the manufacturer, aviation administration, flight service employees, air traffic controllers and many more. The FAA and NTSB are the two federal agencies that regulate air travel and investigate aviation accidents, including both commercial and private airplanes. The FAA regulates safety standards for aircraft manufacturers, flights operations and pilot conduct. It also enforces their regulations through civil and criminal penalties. The NTSB, on the other hand, is responsible for investigating all the civilian aircraft accidents and recommends safety standards to prevent future accidents.
In Texas, the statute of limitations period for airplane accident is the same as many other personal injury cases, including: two years to file a personal injury claim, two years to file an injury case to personal property claim; and two years to file a product liability claim. It is important to file your claim as early as possible, allowing ample time for an experienced personal injury attorney to investigate the case, thus coordinate and maximize the compensation you deserve.
The circumstances of each aviation accident are always different, but the claims for personal injury or death resulting from an airplane accident are generally controlled by two factors: negligence and products liability; or even a combination of the two. Moreover, because airplane accidents are regulated and investigated by two federal agencies, the FAA and NTSB; federal rules and regulations may impact a personal injury case strongly during the case process.
Please note that there are many different situations for airplane accidents even if your airplane did not crash. If you experience food poisoning from an in-flight meal, if you are hit by an object while on the plane, tripping on airplane stairs, or hurt by faulty equipment and mechanics, you may also be eligible for compensation. The Hollingsworth Law Firm, PLLC is a firm you can trust to represent your best interest with expert legal experience. We understand what you and your loved ones are going through, and have been helping personal injury victims like you through the years. We can help you obtain the monetary compensation that is rightfully owed to you or your family.