Aircraft accidents are thankfully few and far between, but when they do occur, they can be extremely frightening and perhaps fatal for some or possibly all onboard.
There have been many high-profile aircraft accidents across the years, with particularly harrowing incidents including the Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1st 2009 – everyone on board sadly lost their lives.
Many passengers do escape from an aircraft accident with their lives – some may not be injured, others may incur minor injuries whilst a number may be injured severely. For example, in 2008 a British Airways flight landed short of the runway in London Heathrow, with no fatalities and only 9 of the 152 people on board suffering minor injuries.
What causes aircraft accidents?
On the whole, air travel is considered one of the safest ways to get from A to B. However, we know that accidents do happen, and may be caused be one of the following:
- A fire on the aircraft
- Mid-air collisions
- Electrical or mechanical failure
- Severe weather conditions
Whatever the circumstance, aircraft accidents are a terrible experience for anyone to endure. If you have been involved in an accident on a plane or any other aircraft which has resulted in injuries requiring medical attention, you should pursue a claim for compensation.
Who should I choose to help me make a claim?
If you have been involved in an aircraft accident, it makes sense to find legal representation that has specific experience in your accident type. As it is a niche area of personal injury, it is of benefit to you if your lawyer has had previous successful experience with injuries incurred on an aircraft.
By contacting a compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline, you will not be alone in your search for the right representation given your exceptional circumstances. To save you from hours of research and potential stress, we do the work on your behalf. All you need do is speak with one of our specially trained advisers who will take the details of your case; you can then relax as we match you to a legal expert with experience in aircraft accidents. With a network of over 190 legal partners, we are always able to find a lawyer that is the right fit for you.
In most cases, you will be able to progress you claim entirely via the telephone, and we will always be there to sensitively lead you through the process. In most cases we will be able to attend court on your behalf, although you may need to have a medical assessment to provide further evidence in your favour. We always work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
To check your eligibility to claim for compensation, just visit Accident Advice Helpline and take half a minute of your time to fill use our 30 second calculator. If you are eligible, it will also give you an idea of the compensation amount you may be entitled to. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry