Is the airline liable if I am injured on board?
If you suffered injury in an aviation accident of any level of severity, you may have the right to take action against those responsible. In the case of commercial flights on airlines, responsible parties for your injury could include the airline, manufacturer of the airplane, and air traffic controllers, or the airplane crew.
What is the 'statute of repose' in an aviation accident case?
In aviation litigation, a "statute of repose" limits the length of time during which a lawsuit can be filed. The time period varies depending on the venue of the lawsuit – whether it is in a state, federal or international court.
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The most common grounds for a civil lawsuit in an aviation accident involve negligence. When an accident occurs due to negligence, the injured party may file a claim against the negligent party to recover all their damages. Damages include current and future medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, current and future loss of income, loss of enjoyment and in certain cases, punitive damages.
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Because of the seriousness of aircraft accidents, wrongful death claims are very common.
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