The day before Thanksgiving, and many of us are rushing to write our blogs and last minute correspondences before we board a commercial airline and trust our lives to those tin birds whose wings don’t flap. But I feel safe flying. As Superman says in the movies, “Statistically speaking, it’s still the safest way to travel.”
But human error can and does occur.
When this human error leads to aviation accidents that inevitably lead to wrongful death or catastrophic injury, a personal injury attorney can help survivors find a monetary form of compensation for the loss of life or loss of quality of life from an aviation crash.
Personal injury attorneys–such as myself who make our living assisting injured clients recover losses from the negligence of another–rarely use the expression “automobile accidents” except in mixed company. Rather, the more accurate expression plaintiff’s attorneys use is “automobile collisions.” An accident implies an unexpected event or no-fault mistake, something beyond the power to control. Accidents rarely happen. Some entity is usually responsible for the crash. This is especially true in aviation “accidents.”
No two airplane crashes are identical. Various factors from pilot error to defective airplane equipment can be responsible for an airplane tragedy. Determining what factor was responsible–whether it was air traffic controller negligence or improper maintenance or something else responsible for the airplane “accident”–requires skilled legal investigation and knowledge of the aviation industry.
The Nashville the Higgins firm represents injured clients throughout Tennessee who have suffered serious neck or spinal injuries, disability, or wrongful death from aviation accidents caused by operator error, defective airplane equipment, or other negligence.
The last thing I want is for you to see gremlins out on the wings of your jet.
I wish you the safest of travels during this, the airlines’ busiest, time of the year. But if you have suffered injury from a crash or other aviation accident, HHP has the legal resources to help Tennesseans win damages that will help ease the pain when life is abruptly, permanently changed. Do not accept an insurance company’s settlement without first speaking with me or another Tennessee aviation accident attorney.
For a free consultation, contact Attorney Jim Higgins, Tennessee aviation accident lawyer online or call 615.353.0930.