Aviation Accident FAQ

When aviation accidents occur, victims may experience serious injury or death. If you’ve been injured in an aircraft accident, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. To answer some of the most frequent questions we receive from clients, we’ve created this list of frequently asked questions and answers so you can make an informed decision following an aviation accident.

  • Where does it come from?

    The amount of compensation you can receive for an airline crash depends on the unique facts of your case. Factors include who was at fault, the type of crash and the extent of your losses and injuries. To get an accurate range of compensation you may be entitled to, consult an experienced aviation accident attorney.

  • Who pays for damages in a plane crash?

    When it comes to plane crashes, there are a number of parties that may be held liable for damages. These include but are not limited to:

    • Pilot
    • Crew
    • Airline
    • Owner of the aircraft
    • Manufacturer of the craft or parts
    • Aircraft maintenance provider
    • Airport operators
    • The government

    Your attorney will be able to assess the facts of your case and determine, along with the NTSB crash report, possible responsible parties.

  • Do families of plane crash victims get money

    If a loved one was involved in a plane accident, their family members may be able to recover compensation as well. For instance, wrongful death claims are common when a family member perishes in an aviation accident. Family members of victims should consult an experienced aviation accident attorney to determine whether they have the right to recover compensation.

  • What does aviation liability insurance cover?

    Aviation liability insurance, also known as aircraft hull and liability coverage, protects against all physical losses or damage risks. From medical coverage of passengers to damage to property outside of the aircraft, this type of liability insurance is encompassing and will likely cover your injuries. To ensure that your injuries are covered under the insurance policy, discuss your case with a knowledgeable aircraft accident lawyer.

  • What is aviation negligence?

    Aviation negligence is a term of art that is specific to personal injury. Negligence can be established on the part of any involved party. To prove negligence, the following factors must be met:

    • The existence of a duty of care owed to the plaintiff by the defendant;
    • That the duty of care owed was breached by the defendant;
    • The breach of duty was the direct cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.

    Your attorney will be able to evaluate the unique circumstances of your case to determine whether a party was negligent and the cause of your injuries. A finding of negligence will help your case in establishing your right to compensation.

  • How hard is it to sue an airline?

    In many cases, both U.S. law and regulations by the U.S. Department of Transportation protect airlines from being sued by passengers. It takes a knowledgeable aircraft accident attorney to evaluate whether your case will meet the exceptions so that you can bring an action.

  • Protect your rights with aviation accident lawyer Colby Lewis

    When you’ve been in an aircraft accident in Texas, you need a lawyer by your side who will zealously protect your rights to compensation. At the Law Offices of Colby Lewis, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies and litigate cases that go to trial. We protect your interests while advocating for the highest possible payout. To get started on your aviation accident claim, contact our offices today.