On Jan. 15, 2009, a US Airways jetliner with 155 people aboard flew into a flock of geese and lost power in both engines shortly after taking off. While the passengers only suffered minor personal injuries, they were not paid for personal items they lost in the crash.
The personal injury attorneys at our San Diego law firm know that if a loved one or you suffer a personal injury due to the negligence of a company, that company can very well be held accountable for your pain and suffering by filing a products liability claim. If another person and/or business is at fault for your personal injury their insurance should cover your property damage and emotional trauma.
For example when a homeowner has a burglary or a driver is involved in a car accident, all it normally takes is a call to the insurance company and a description of the loss to activate the policy.
But aviation products liability insurance is different. It is activated by a finding of negligence on the part of an airline. If there is no negligence, then arguably there is no products liability, and no obligation to pay claims.
Aviation products liability thus poses a problem for the passengers of flight 155 who suffered real losses and injuries, are widely perceived as having been saved from sudden, wrongful death by their quick-thinking flight crew, led by Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger.
Imagine yourself in the same situation the passengers are currently in. You endure the emotional trauma of being on the brink of death in a plane accident and lose many personal items as a result of the crash. Would you not want to be compensated for those items you lost in the crash?
Our San Diego personal injury attorneys believe that if a loved one or you suffer any sort of injury due to the negligence of a company and/or person, then they have the right to file a lawsuit in hopes of receiving compensation in the form of a settlement.
Call us now or click here for a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced personal injury attorney as to how we may help you at 1-858-551-2090. We look forward to providing good advice to help you make smart decisions about your case in either English or Spanish.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines