While they are less common than some types of accidents, plane crashes often cause devastating injuries to anyone who is involved. In many cases, they may result in a tragic loss of life. Victims and their families may find that their lives have been changed forever, and they may be forced to cope with significant physical, psychological, and financial burdens. In these situations, the personal injury lawyers at Cook Law Group are ready to provide compassionate assistance and vigorous representation. Our Gainesville aviation accident attorneys can help you determine what happened and who may have been responsible, and we can navigate the legal process on your behalf.Understanding Your Legal Options After an Aviation Accident
Many different parties may potentially be responsible for a plane crash. Aircraft of all sizes may be involved, ranging from commercial jets to small private planes. Accidents may happen in the air, on the runway, or during takeoff or landing.
A common cause of plane accidents is design or manufacturing defects that may affect a plane or one of its components. When this happens, victims may bring a product liability claim against any of the companies that were involved in making or distributing the defective item. They would need to show that a defect existed and that it directly caused their injuries.
If a plane suffered from a malfunction because of inadequate maintenance rather than a defect, the company responsible for maintaining the plane may be held liable through a negligence claim. Our aviation accident lawyers can advocate for Gainesville residents and others against the full range of defendants that may have been responsible for their injuries.
Damages in plane crash cases often are substantial, since victims may suffer long-term or permanent injuries. They may be able to recover compensation for past and future medical costs, lost income and earning capacity, scarring and disfigurement, disability, and the pain and suffering that they experienced. Family members who are bringing a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one may be able to obtain compensation for medical and burial expenses, in addition to their loss of the victim’s consortium, companionship, and support, among other damages.Consult a Compassionate Aviation Accident Attorney in Gainesville
At Cook Law Group, we have compiled a strong track record of results in many types of personal injury cases. We know what it takes to prove the full extent of the harm that a victim has suffered. Our Gainesville aviation accident lawyers also represent people in Atlanta, Marietta, Athens, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Valdosta, Augusta, and Columbus, as well as other cities in Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Hall, Clarke, Lowndes, Richmond, and Muscogee Counties. Call us at 678-928-3899 or contact us online to set up a free appointment with a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.