Attorney At Law
300 Spring Building
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 375-7575
Toll Free: 1-888-995-7554
Fax: (501) 375-8063
Airplane accidents often involve the negligence, carelessness and recklessness of others. This includes negligent maintenance or pilot error in the operation of the aircraft as well violation(s) of safety regulations and procedures. In addition, airplane accidents are often linked to defective or inadequately designed equipment.
Common injuries from an airplane accident include brain injuries, head injuries, burns, fractures, breaks, dislocations, neck injuries, back injuries, knee injuries, ankle injuries, shoulder injuries, nerve injuries, and spinal cord injuries. In many instances, death often occurs. If you've been injured or someone has died as the result of another's negligence involving an airplane accident, certian rights may exist to protect you. You may be entitled to damages for medical expenses you have incurred as well as future medical expenses, current and possibly future lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, permanent injury and possibly punitive damages.
Airplane accidents are always challenging from the legal standpoint. After an airplane crash occurs, attorneys and reperesentatives from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) arrive at the scene. The company responsible for manufacturing the plane also sends a team to evaluate the damage. The NTSB writes a comprehendsive report on the crash, and then makes all such reports freely available to the public at the NTSB website. In addition, there are many factors involved and investigation data to consider that go beyond the infamous "black box" recording. These challenges require a through knowledge of not only state and federal law, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policies and regulations, but also a command of the technical aspects of avialtion, such as equipment, aerodynamics, and flight procedures. Moreover, airplane accidents can sometimes take years to resolve.
Due to the complexity as well as the costs involved in pursuing an airplane accident case, it is important for an injured party to have an experienced and qualified attorney on his/her side. Before speaking with an insurance company about an airplane accident, protect your rights and the welfare of your family by contacting me, Attorney Bob Buckalew. Clients who choose my firm to handle their airplane injury case, receive the following: