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Why You Should Seek Legal Support After a Private Jet Accident

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Private plane accidents often receive less public scrutiny than commercial airline crashes. This can make it more difficult to find support and raise awareness about the hardships faced by survivors. Additionally, private planes can have complex ownership structures involving corporations, partnerships, and shared use agreements.

Untangling these structures can be critical in determining liability and pursuing compensation, and it is often too much for someone without professional legal experience to take on themselves. 

At Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, we understand that things may feel overwhelming for you after a private jet accident. We believe that teaming up with an attorney can help you by providing:

  • Legal knowledge about plane crash cases
  • Negotiating skills
  • Focus and dedication to your case
  • Commitment to recovering your compensation 
  • Motivation to proceed through obstacles
  • Free consultation

Finding the cause of your private plane crash

Surviving a private plane accident comes with a unique set of challenges, from complex legal issues to the physical and emotional trauma of the event. We are ready to take your call, discuss your case, and explore ways for you to seek compensation after a private plane crash has impacted you or a loved one. 

The cause of aviation accidents can range from pilot error and mechanical failure to inadequacies in aircraft maintenance or even issues with air traffic control, making the process of attributing liability complex and requiring thorough investigation. 

Determining the cause of a private plane crash

Determining the cause of a private plane crash is crucial to understanding how the case will unfold. Unlike commercial airlines, which have extensive regulations and oversight, private planes operate under a distinct set of rules. Investigations can have many factors, including the involvement of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and private insurance companies.  

Understanding the investigation process and securing legal representation experienced in aviation law is critical for ensuring a thorough investigation and protecting your rights. Here is just a brief list of what an attorney experienced with private aviation accidents can help you with:  

  • Navigating complexities of aviation law. 
  • Working with investigators to analyze issues like pilot error, inadequate maintenance, or air traffic control mistakes. 
  • Determining who is liable for the issues uncovered in the accident investigation. 
  • Compensation for severe injuries, emotional distress, and missed work. 
  • Negotiating settlements with insurance companies. 
  • Wrongful death claims if you have lost a loved one.  

Compensation for Private Plane Accidents

Damages for the physical consequences

Private plane accidents often result in severe injuries, and the medical bills associated with treatment and rehabilitation can add up quickly. Additionally, lost wages due to missed work can create financial strain. It is vital to have someone you can trust who knows the ins and outs of insurance coverage, including the plane’s and your health insurance.  

An attorney specializing in aviation accidents can help maximize your financial recovery and ensure that insurance companies provide you with a fair settlement encompassing everything you have been through.

Damages consequences on your emotional and mental health

The emotional trauma following a plane crash can be immense. Victims may experience anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fear of flying, flashbacks, and nightmares are all common.

Prioritizing mental health and seeking professional help is essential for healing after such a traumatic experience. These challenges are all considered when fighting for the compensation you deserve after a private plane accident. 

Shunnarah’s Private Plane Accident Expertise

The personal injury law specialists at Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys can offer invaluable support in dealing with the multiple parties that may be involved in a private plane accident claim.

This includes not only the aircraft’s owner and operator, but also manufacturers, maintenance providers, and even government entities responsible for aviation safety and regulation. Navigating claims involving such diverse stakeholders demands a deep understanding of federal aviation regulations and state personal injury laws, both of which our lawyers specialize in.  

Not Letting Insurance Companies Off the Hook

Additionally, our attorneys are skilled in negotiating with insurance companies keen on minimizing payouts. We work hard to advocate on our client’s behalf to ensure they receive full compensation for their losses, including medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering.  

This legal representation becomes even more critical when considering the long-term impact of the accident on a victim’s life and livelihood, especially in cases of permanent disability or chronic conditions resulting from your incident.

Our expertise maximizes the likelihood of a favorable outcome and provides people who have experienced private plane accidents with the peace of mind needed to focus on recovery, knowing their legal rights are being vigorously defended. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Private Jet and Plane Crashes

Here we answer some of the questions we see the most frequently about accidents that occur on private planes and jets.

What immediate steps should I take after surviving a private jet accident?

Prioritize your safety and health first. Seek immediate medical attention, even if you believe you are unharmed, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Report the accident to the local authorities and ensure it is documented. Collect contact information from any witnesses and crew members if possible, and retain any personal evidence or belongings from the accident site.

Who investigates private jet accidents and how long does it take?

In the United States, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is responsible for investigating aviation accidents, including those involving private jets. The investigation process can vary greatly in length, often taking several months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the accident. The final report will include details of the probable cause and any recommendations for preventing future accidents.

How do I know if I have a valid legal claim following a private jet accident?

Establishing a valid legal claim typically requires proving that the accident was due to negligence or another wrongful act. This might involve pilot error, maintenance failures, or a defect in the aircraft. Consulting with an attorney who specializes in aviation accidents is crucial, as they can help assess the specifics of your case and determine the viability of your claim.

What types of compensation can I pursue after a private plane accident?

Victims of private plane accidents may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In the event of a fatality, families may pursue wrongful death claims. The exact compensation will depend on the details of the case and the extent of the injuries or losses suffered.

Should I accept a settlement offer from an insurance company after an accident in a private plane?

Be cautious about accepting initial settlement offers from insurance companies, as they may not fully cover the extent of your injuries or losses. It is advisable to consult with an experienced aviation accident attorney who can negotiate on your behalf and ensure that any settlement reflects the true value of your claim. An attorney can also help you understand the long-term implications of your injuries and losses.



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