Oklahoma City Aviation/Airplane Accident Lawyer
Aviation and airplane injury cases are complicated personal injury claims. These types of accident cases require specialized knowledge of the aviation industry. They also require a law firm with significant resources to investigate and pursue the accident claim.
The Oklahoma City aviation accident lawyers at the McGuire Law Firm have extensive experience pursuing personal injuries related to airplane and aviation accidents. Indeed, our attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience and have recovered millions for accident victims.
How Our Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help After an Airplane Accident
Whether it is pilot error, mechanical malfunction, airport negligence, or other aviation mistakes, you could be seriously injured in an airplane or aviation accident. These accidents are often catastrophic and can cause serious injuries and wrongful death.
If you were injured, the insurance providers, airlines, government agencies, and other parties will fight to avoid liability for your accident claim. Our Oklahoma City aviation accident lawyers fight harder to hold them financially liable for the damages they caused.
When you hire our legal team in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, you can expect us to:
- Conduct an independent investigation into the cause of your aviation or airplane accident
- Identify all parties responsible for the cause of your injuries
- Work with federal and state law enforcement agencies and government entities to secure reports and evidence related to the accident
- Consult with expert witnesses to gather evidence
- Monitor all deadlines for insurance claims and lawsuits
- File timely claims and lawsuits to protect your legal rights
- Handle all settlement negotiations and communications with the at-fault parties
- Take your case to court to argue in front of a jury if the other parties refuse to offer a fair settlement amount for your claim
You do not have to tackle an airline alone. You can put the full force of an experienced legal team behind you.
Call now for a free consultation with one of our Oklahoma City aviation injury attorneys. We are ready to help you get the money you deserve for your pain and suffering and other damages.
Are Aviation and Airplane Accidents Common?
Many people know about tragic airplane crashes, such as the Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane crashes. However, airline travel has improved substantially over the past few decades, with aviation fatality rates at historic lows.
In the early 1970s, there were about 6.25 fatal plane accidents per one million flights. Today, that number has fallen to 0.39 percent. In 2018, there were 15 fatal airplane accidents, resulting in 556 fatalities.
Still, airplane accidents continue to occur. People are injured and killed each year in airplane accidents. Many crashes involve private aircraft, which have a higher rate of aviation accidents than commercial airliners.
Common Causes of Airplane Accidents
Many airplane crashes occur when the plane is preparing to make a final approach and landing.
However, airplane accidents may occur throughout the flight, including taxiing on the runway, take off, climbing to altitude, and cruising at altitude. Injuries may also occur at the airport and while boarding or leaving the airplane.
The causes of airplane accidents can usually be traced to human error, defective planes, or malfunctioning systems.
Common causes of aviation accidents include:
- Pilot errors
- Miscommunication with ground control
- Inclement weather
- Malfunctioning systems or defective parts
- Inexperienced operators
- Pilots flying under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Engine failure
- Fires and explosions
- Electrical malfunctions
- Failing to maintain airplanes
- Unsafe walkways and stairs
- Failing to maintain runways in a safe condition
- Hazardous conditions at the airport
Our legal team digs deep into the evidence to determine why your injury occurred. We gather and preserve evidence to build a persuasive case against each party who contributed to your aviation accident.
Injuries Caused by Aviation Accidents
Being injured at the airport or on an airplane is frightening. The worst-case scenario is a wrongful death. An injury victim may not survive injuries caused by an aviation accident.
For the victims who survive, injuries may range from mild to catastrophic. Injuries that you could sustain in an airplane or airport accident include:
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Burns and scarring
- Loss of limbs or amputation
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vision and hearing loss
- Internal organ damage
Slip, trip, and fall accidents, flying debris, in-flight turbulence, crashes, and other accidents can cause serious injuries. Immediate medical treatment is always in your best interest. Prompt medical care increases the chance of recovery, and it provides support for your personal injury claim.
Who is Responsible for My Damages After an Oklahoma City Aviation Accident?
You may have claims against one or more parties if you are injured in an airplane or airport accident in Oklahoma City.
Parties that could be liable for your damages include:
- Pilots and attendants
- Maintenance companies and personnel
- Mechanics and airport staff
- Private plane owners and operators
- Government agencies
- Airplane manufacturers
- Air traffic control operators
You could receive compensation for your economic damages, including medical bills, personal care, and lost wages. In addition, you may also receive compensation for your pain and suffering, disabilities, and other non-economic damages.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Oklahoma City Aviation Lawyers
Unfortunately, aviation and airplane injuries are common. However, many of these instances are covered up by offering passengers a discount or a free ticket for a future flight.
Do not accept an offer or settlement without consulting a lawyer. You could be entitled to much more money for your injury claim.
Call for a free case evaluation. An Oklahoma City aviation/airplane accident attorney will explain your options and chances of success during a free appointment.