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Aviation accidents in Louisiana and Texas can have devastating consequences. You have likely suffered catastrophic injuries or even the loss of someone you love. Perhaps pilot error caused your accident or negligent maintenance of the aircraft. Maybe instead the plane was constructed improperly or with a defective part. Whatever the cause of your plane accident, you deserve compensation from the negligent party. The right personal injury team knows how to investigate aviation accidents and determine who was at fault.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we provide high-quality representation for clients such as you who were injured in an aviation accident. Our aviation injury lawyers know what it takes to pursue financial compensation for your and your family. Schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case with us.
Aviation accidents are complicated and require the right attorney to represent you. With an aviation injury attorney at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, you know you are getting the highly experienced representation you need. We know what losing someone in a plane crash or other aviation accident is like. We also know the lengths airlines and insurance companies will go to deny your claim — even when they know they are at fault. We can fight back against their tactics and seek the compensation you deserve.
As the premier aviation accident attorneys in Texas and Louisiana, we know how to pursue the compensation you are owed. Our attorneys are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, which means we have won millions of dollars for our clients. We are a five-star rated personal injury law firm that gives you aggressive representation and a personalized approach.
Aircraft are complex machines with thousands to millions of separate parts. Each part must be properly constructed, designed, and manufactured to ensure it works properly. When parts do not work as they should, the aircraft may crash or injure passengers in other ways.
The equipment manufacturer may be responsible in a product liability case when equipment malfunctions. The manufacturer may be responsible for the equipment’s negligent design or for errors in the manufacturing process. The manufacturer may also be responsible if they fail to warn of known product dangers that cause you harm.
A pilot or multiple pilots operate most aircraft. These pilots receive years of training in operating their aircraft and should always act responsibly when flying. However, pilots often make mistakes or engage in other negligent behavior that endangers others. When this occurs, the pilot’s errors may be a breach of the duty of care.
A negligent pilot, and their employer, should be financially responsible for the injuries they cause. An aviation accident attorney knows how to investigate the case to determine if pilot error contributed to the aviation accident.
Aircraft use various equipment before, during, and after a flight. This equipment must work properly and be properly maintained. When it is not, it can cause serious injuries to passengers like you. Equipment malfunctions often include:
Pilots and airlines are trained to handle bad weather, but some fail to take the proper precautions. An airline may seek to avoid cancellations and permit a flight that should not be allowed to depart in dangerous weather conditions. A pilot may choose a route through a storm rather than around one when that is the wrong choice. Runway collisions may occur when planes cannot see each other during takeoff or landing.
Bad weather like fog, rain, high winds, snow, and much more can contribute to an accident. If the airline or its employees are negligent in accounting for this bad weather, they may be financially responsible for your injuries or the loss of your loved one.
Runways should be clear of obstructions that could damage the plane or cause a crash. Unfortunately, runway obstructions are a common cause of aircraft accidents in Louisiana and Texas. Obstructions can include anything on the runway that should not be there, including:
The ground crew at an airport is a critical part of how it runs. They manage everything from plane refueling, loading, and directing traffic as planes taxi along the runway. When ground crew makes mistakes, these mistakes can become tragic aircraft accidents.
Ground crew errors can occur at any time and for several reasons. The ground crew may be improperly trained or receive inadequate training. They may make a simple one-time mistake or be a problematic employee the airline should have fired long ago. The ground crew may be intoxicated or overtired, leading to poor decisions. Whatever the cause of the ground crew error, that crew member and their employer may be liable for the airplane accident.
Improper cargo loading can lead to damage to the aircraft which may cause an accident. Another possibility is that the cargo is loaded unbalanced, which can cause problems during takeoff, flight, and landing.
Other passengers can be just as dangerous as the airplane itself. Unreasonable people aboard a flight can present a danger to you and your loved ones. If an unruly passenger causes you harm, they should be financially responsible for the harm you suffered.
The airline may also be responsible if they permitted a dangerous situation or in some way contributed to your harm.
Injuries from plane crashes and other types of aviation accidents can lead to devastating harm for you and your family members. Injuries can range from relatively minor to deadly, along with everything in between. When your injuries result from another party’s negligence, you should be compensated for those injuries.
Common physical injuries in aviation accidents include:
Economic damages are those that are objectively quantifiable. This means they can be assigned a specific monetary value based on objective criteria. These amounts are proven at trial, usually through documentary evidence of whatever financial losses you suffered from the aviation accident.
Economic damages will typically include the following:
Non-economic damages are those that cannot be objectively quantified. They are more subjective and are not determined by simply looking at a mathematical formula or medical bill. Instead, the value of these damages is assigned through pre-trial negotiation, the judge, or the jury depending on how your case progresses. While these damages are subjective, they are no less valuable. In fact, non-economic damages may constitute a substantial portion of your total damages award in an aviation accident lawsuit.
Non-economic damages for plane crash cases typically include the following:
Punitive damages are separate from economic and non-economic damages. These are exemplary compensation designed to punish certain defendants. It is meant to punish particularly egregious, reckless, or even intentional conduct that caused your harm. These are usually reserved for extreme cases rather than those caused by ordinary negligence.
The aviation accident attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers have won our clients millions in punitive damage compensation. We know when they are appropriate and how to pursue them in your case.
Our Texas and Louisiana aviation accident lawyers are here to help you after an accident. We know the damage a plane crash or other aviation accident can do to you and your loved ones. You deserve financial compensation for all that you have been through. Our highly skilled attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can represent you and fight for your rights.
If you were hurt in an aviation accident, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case.