Have you recently been injured in an aviation accident in Houston, TX? Contact Attorney Brian White & Associates, PC for immediate legal assistance. You may be entitled to a sizable financial settlement or monetary award. Our Houston airplane accident lawyers can help you fight to secure all of the money you deserve from all responsible parties.
We offer a free initial case evaluation, and our team would be more than happy to sit down to discuss the details of your case at your convenience. There’s a limited amount of time to assert your rights, so please contact our law office in Houston today.
How Attorney Brian White & Associates Can Help You After an Aviation Accident in Houston, TX
Statistically speaking, flying is a lot safer than driving. However, aviation accidents do happen from time to time. And, few things are more terrifying than an aviation accident. It doesn’t matter if you’ve on the tarmac or cruising at 35,000 feet – airplane accidents can cause serious and devastating emotional distress.
Airplane accidents can also cause some pretty nasty physical injuries, too. These injuries often require extensive medical treatment and force victims to miss time at work. Well, if you can’t work, your ability to generate an income and support yourself will be compromised. That can make a tough situation even more difficult. You might begin to worry about how you’re going to make ends meet, let alone cover your aviation accident-related expenses.
You didn’t ask to get hurt. Now, because someone else was negligent, you’re struggling with painful, debilitating, and stressful injuries. Fortunately, you can file an injury claim and demand that the at-fault party is held legally and financially accountable for the harm they’ve caused.
There’s a lot on your plate right now. The last thing you need is to divert your attention and energy away from getting back on your feet. That’s where our personal injury lawyers can help.
Collectively, the attorneys at Brian White & Associates have more than 45 years of experience navigating personal injury matters in Houston. We know how devastating an unexpected and avoidable accident can be – especially when that accident involves a plane. We also know what a difference money can make in the weeks, months, and years that follow. That’s why we’ll do whatever we can to help you secure the compensation you need and deserve.
When you call us for help, our law firm is prepared to:
- Provide whatever guidance and support you need as you recover from your aviation accident
- Work with law enforcement as we investigate the crash to ensure that we have access to all of the information and evidence we need
- Seek compensation from all liable parties
- Consult with aircraft accident experts every step of the way, especially as we work to determine causation and figure out what your case is worth, and
- Handle all communication with involved parties – including insurance companies, airplane owners, airports, and pilots.
Our goal will be to construct a claim that is capable of convincing at-fault parties to offer you a sizable settlement for your injuries, pain, and suffering. We’ll work tirelessly to leverage a meaningful offer on your behalf. If negotiations don’t go as planned, our trial lawyers will be more than ready to take your case to a jury. We’re known for our ability to win, and we’ll use that to your advantage.
You can learn more about your potential legal options and how our team might be able to help. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call. It’s that easy.
How Common Are Aviation Accidents?
Whichever airport you’re at, you hope that you’re able to get off the ground safely and travel to your destination without issue. However, aviation accidents can and do happen. First, it’s important to understand that there are really two different types of aviation accidents – commercial and private.
Commercial Aviation Accidents
Commercial air travel has become much safer over time. Back in 1973, the fatality rate for commercial plane accidents was 6.25. By 2018, the fatality rate had plummeted to 0.39.
That isn’t to say that commercial aviation accidents and injuries don’t happen. They do. In fact, since 2010, there hasn’t been a year with fewer than 19 commercial airplane accidents in the United States. In recent years, many of these accidents have involved Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes, which reportedly suffered from a software malfunction.
Private Aviation Accidents
Private planes crash much more often than commercial airliners. In fact, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there are between 3 and 4 private aviation accidents across the country every day.
While commercial air travel has gotten safer, traveling on a private jet or small plane has gotten riskier. According to a recent report by the NTSB, private aviation accident fatalities increased by 13 percent between 2017 (347 deaths) and 2018 (393 deaths).
Most Aviation Accidents Happen During the Final Approach and Landing
Most people tend to get nervous during takeoff and landing. And, research seems to indicate that these fears might be justified.
When do other aviation accidents occur? 10 percent happen while planes are taxiing on the runway. 10 percent happen while a plane is cruising at altitude. And, the remaining 10 percent happen during descent and the initial approach.
Crash data shows:
- 47 percent of all aviation accidents happen during the final approach and landing, and
- 22 percent of all aviation accidents happen during takeoff, the initial climb, and climbing to altitude.
Why is it important to know when an aviation accident occurs? This can be a key in determining why an accident happens and who is to blame
Common Causes of Airplane Accidents in Houston
There are a lot of factors that can cause airplane crashes and helicopter crashes in Houston, Texas. Leading causes of these terrifying accidents include:
- Inexperienced pilots
- Distracted operators
- Pilots operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Fatigued pilots
- Pilot error
- Poor weather conditions
- Engine failure
- Electrical malfunction
- Software malfunction
- Defective aircraft or equipment
- Air traffic control error
- Miscommunication between pilots, aircraft staff, and/or airport staff, and
- Airline negligence, including failures to inspect and maintain airplanes properly.
Figuring out why your accident happened is the first step in determining who is to blame. So, Brian White & Associates will launch a thorough and exhaustive investigation into the circumstances of your crash. We’ll dig deep to get the information that’s necessary to secure the money you deserve.
Who is Liable For an Aviation Accident in Houston?
Texas law explains that anyone who shares blame for an accident can be on the hook for resulting damages. So, you can potentially demand compensation from:
- Airplane staff
- Airplane mechanics
- Airplane manufacturers
- Air traffic control operators and meteorologists
- Owners of private planes, and
- Government agencies.
Our lawyers will aggressively pursue compensation from all liable parties on your behalf. Give us a call to learn more today.
Damages Available to Aviation Accident Victims in Houston
Airplane accidents can cause serious, catastrophic, and fatal injuries. Burns, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation, and severe internal trauma aren’t uncommon. And, the trauma of the accident can take a significant emotional toll on victims, as well. These are things you should have to deal with on your own. Nor are the associated costs.
Brian White & Associates can help you fight to recover compensation from all responsible parties. Damages might be available for your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Nursing care
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death, and more.
Airlines, insurance companies, and at-fault parties will work hard to minimize how much money you’re awarded for your injuries. They’ll even fight to keep you from getting any money at all. Don’t let their tactics work. Call Brian White & Associates and have our accomplished aviation accident lawyers in Houston fight to get you every last dollar you need and deserve.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Houston Aviation Accident Lawyers
Have you or someone you love recently been affected by an aviation accident in Houston, TX? Whether you’ve been injured or lost a family member in a fatal crash, Brian White & Associates is here to help. Give our law firm a quick call to find out how we might be able to help you seek and recover compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Your first case evaluation is free, so don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange yours today. Our team is always standing by to take your call – 24/7/365.