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If you have been injured in an aviation accident in Connecticut, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. Aviation accidents can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligence.
We are currently evaluating aviation accident injury claims in Connecticut and throughout the U. S. Victims of aviation accidents, negligence, and personal injury in Connecticut have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our aviation accident injury lawyers handle all types of accident claims. We also handle every type of aviation accident claims and airplane accident compensation cases.
Many aviation accidents occur due to negligence on the part of one of others involved.
Recent Aviation Injury Settlements & Verdicts
$15 Million Airplane Accident Settlement: For a 47-year old passenger injured in a single-engine airplane accident
$6 Million Helicopter Crash Settlement: For a passenger injured in an air show helicopter crash.
$3 Million Aviation Wrongful Death Settlement: For family of a missionary who died in plane crash caused by broken cam shaft gear.
$2 Million Slip & Fall Settlement: For passenger exiting stairs on a commuter plane defective metal handrail caused him to fall to ground causing his death.
$13.75 Million Wrongful Death Settlement: Caused by a defective airplane engine.
$7.3 Million Helicopter Sightseeing Tour Settlement: For the wrongful death caused by the crash of a helicopter on a sightseeing tour.
$26 Million Plane Crash Settlement: For the wrongful deaths of a husband and wife in a North Carolina plane crash.
$32 Million Single Engine Crash Settlement: For a student pilot flying a Piper Malibu Single Engine Aircraft was burned in the crash.
$9 Million Helicopter Accident Settlement: For two families of two pilots killed when their logging helicopter crashed.
$27.5 Million Small Plane Crash Settlement: For families of skydivers killed in a small plane crash.
$2 Million Commercial Air Crash Settlement: For the death of a 7–year–old child killed on Alaska Airlines Flight 261 from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Francisco.
$4 Million Charter Plane Settlement: For a wrongful death in a charter plane crash that occurred overseas.
Aviation Accident Statistics
50% of all airplane accidents are caused by pilot error.
21% of all airplane accidents are caused by some type of mechanical error.
21% of all airplane accidents are caused by weather conditions.
The most unsafe times for an aircraft accident to occur are during takeoff and landing.
Statistics show that up to 80 p& of all aviation accidents can be attributed to some type of human error.
When calculating by distance, airplanes are 62 times safer than cars and trucks.
In a study by Popular Mechanics it was determined that the safest place to sit in an airplane is near the tail.
The FAA has stated that no one seat is safer than any other in a commercial airliner.
Pilots with less than 100 hours of flying experience account for 45% of all fatal aviation crashes.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there were 1,990 aircraft accidents nationwide in 2007.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there were 1,670 aircraft accidents nationwide in 2007.
The National Transportation Safety Board estimated a total of nearly 24 million flight hours in 2007.
The Air Crash Record Office (ACRO) reported 876 deaths due to airplane accidents and 147 separate airplane crashes in 2008.
The worst year for aviation crash deaths was 1972, when 3,214 people died in airplane crashes.
The safest year for airplane accidents was 2007, when 766 people died in aviation accidents.
Helicopter accidents statistics show a rate was 7.5 for every 100,000 flight hours.
Airplane accident statistics show a rate of about 0.175 per 100,000 flight hours.