When travelling by plane in poor weather conditions, you might have to accept that your landing is going to be a little rough. If things are very bad, you’ll hardly be able to blame your pilot if your landing is a little bumpy. This will be true regardless of whether you’re travelling by budget airline, first-class on a flag-carrier or by private jet. Airports and airline operators don’t reroute services to alternative airports in poor weather conditions for fun.
As a rule of thumb, you will not be able to take personal injury action against an airline if you suffer an injury in a bad landing that was caused by poor weather conditions unless you can prove that it was in some way negligent in even attempting to land the plane in the first place or failed to take certain safety precautions when doing so. But what happens if you suffer a whiplash injury in Boston as a result of a pilot making a mistake in perfectly good weather conditions?
If you were to be injured in an accident that was not your fault that came about as a result of a plane pilot making a dodgy landing, there will be a chance that you might be able to retain the services of a good 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitor with a view to taking some form of personal injury action.
Bad plane landings and a whiplash injury in Boston
Picture the scene; you’re on your back to the UK from a delightful city-break in Venice with your partner. You’ve had a lovely time, and thoughts of suffering any type of whiplash injury in Boston are very far from your mind indeed. As your plane begins its decent, the co-pilot informs you that the weather conditions at home are very pleasant indeed, which pleases you immensely.
As your aircraft approaches the landing strip, you look out of the window and see that it is indeed a very nice day. Perfect conditions for landing a plane, you think to yourself. Just as your plane is about to touch down, you feel it veer violently to the right. When your plane makes contact with the ground, you are thrown forward in your chair as the pilot corrects its direction.
You’re less than impressed, but think that as no harm seems to have been done, it’s not worth dwelling on. Some hours later, you start to experience pain in your neck and realise that the rough landing has caused you a whiplash injury in Boston.
If a personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline could prove that the incompetence of your pilot was the reason you were injured, you could be in line for a compensation pay-out.
To discuss your claim with an expert adviser dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, now.
Date Published: 12th April 2017
Author: Jan Newell