Van Dyke Law, LLC’s Connecticut and Massachusetts aircraft accident lawyer has the critical accident experience necessary to successfully handle the rare and tragic occurrences associated with aircraft accidents.
Plane crashes are seemingly rare when compared to the high incidence of car accidents, but unfortunately occur on a much larger scale. While car accidents frequently occur many times a day throughout Connecticut highways, plane crashes only occur once every so often. However, the magnitude of plane crashes is quite different from car accidents and involve a plane descending rapidly from a high point, or a plane which runs into an item. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a plane crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Plane Crash Statistics
All in all, the odds are quite low that you will be involved in a plane crash in your lifetime. The chances are around 1 in 29.4 million that you will be killed on a plane crash. However, plane crashes occur more often than these statistics indicate, and often go unreported since they do not always involve large airliners, but instead involve smaller planes which care only a handful of passengers.
The main reasons for plane crashes include:
- Pilot error
- Mechanical failure
The accident rate for many major airlines is quite low over the last 50 years, although smaller plane crashes occur at a much higher rate. Smaller plane crashes frequently include pilots with less experience and inability to maneuver through difficult situations. Small planes are often privately owned and used for either work purposes (such as crop dusting) or transportation.
Plane crash injuries can be quite severe due to the high rate of speed and immediate descent toward land or into an object. These injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Internal injuries
The pilot responsible for the plane crash can be held responsible for the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering related to the injuries. Additionally, in the case of larger plane crashes, the airline company can be held responsible for any injuries received from the crash. Contact our West Hartford, Glastonbury, or Enfield office today for your initial free consultation.