We have all heard it said that statistically, you are more likely to be killed in a traffic crash than in an airplane accident. As a North Texas personal injury lawyer, I can certainly testify to that fact. Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex it seems we get fatal car wrecks every single day. However, accidents involving airplanes are a lot more common that you'd think - and it's not just in the air, but on the ground too.
In 2011, DFW International Airport was ranked as the tenth most dangerous airport in the nation based on its track record of actual collisions and near-misses, based on data compiled by the Federal Aviation Administration's Runway Safety Report.
Aviation accidents are different from most Texas personal injury and wrongful death cases because the Federal Aviation Association and National Transportation Safety Board regulations take precedence over state aviation law, meaning you must find a lawyer who is familiar with the many different federal statues, international laws and state tort law which may be relevant.
Under US law, the airline responsible for an airplane accident is required to provide support to victims and their families, however this should not be interpreted as the company accepting liability for the accident, nor does it have any bearing on your legal right to pursue compensation and damages, whether as an individual claim or as part of a class action lawsuit.
If you or a loved has been injured in any kind or airplane, airport or other aviation-related accident, it is wise to contact an experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your situation in detail and determine your legal right to full and fair compensation to cover any related medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering. To speak to a lawyer today or to schedule a free no obligation consultation either in our office or in the comfort of your own home, please call the attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm today toll free at 800-354-6275, locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or in Dallas at 214-327-8000.
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