Houston Aviation and Airline Accident Lawyers
Did you suffer serious injuries onboard a commercial airline? Did the negligent actions of airline staff, the carrier, or any other party cause you harm? If so, the Houston airline accident lawyers of Mokaram Law Firm want to hear from you. We have extensive experience helping those who were hurt while flying on major airlines and private planes, and we are ready to help you get the full and fair compensation you are owed if you’ve been hurt.
When we think of accidents involving airplanes, we generally tend to think of the worst possible crashes that often do not leave survivors. In truth, airline accidents can include a much broader range of different injury claims stemming from a number of other incidents.
A common carrier is considered any carrier holding out of a willingness to transport persons or property from place to place for compensation and have a duty to use the highest degree of care, but private carriers (also referred to as “contract carriers”) are not subject to the same regulatory restrictions. Common carriers could be liable for the acts of their employees under the theory of respondeat superior, or vicarious liability.
Mokaram Law Firm has a record of success that includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We are ready to put our extensive experience to work on your case, and we will work tirelessly to help you get the money the negligent party owes you. Call (713) 952-4445or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
Types of Aviation/Airline Accident Cases We Handle
Common carrier liability is a common issue in many aviation and airline accident claims. Common carriers have duties to protect passengers from injuries by employees, other passengers, or third parties.
Common carriers can be held liable for employee negligence, failure to maintain equipment, failure to comply with safety procedures or regulations, and defective equipment. One exception to liability for common carriers concerns “acts of God,” or events beyond the control of a common carrier.
Liability can often be extremely complicated in airline accident cases because multiple parties could be involved in the maintenance and performance of an aircraft. In addition to carriers themselves, maintenance companies, manufacturers, and other third parties could also be liable in some cases.
Commercial airline accidents are some of the most common kinds of aviation and airline accident claims, but people can also be injured in helicopter accidents, general aviation accidents, and private or charter airline accidents. Other types of incidents can include air medical services (Life Flight, air ambulance) accidents, regional carrier accidents, and international airline accidents.
Carriers could also be liable for terrorist-related incidents. Keep in mind that airplanes are just one type of common carrier, as other kinds of common carriers include Airplanes are one type of common carriers, but other conveyances that have been classified as common carriers include buses, taxis, limousines, and railroads.
Airline accidents are not limited to plane crashes. People can suffer injuries in a wide range of other incidents, such as slip and fall accidents, assaults, or being struck by objects.
Whenever you have been involved in an airline or aviation accident, always make sure to seek medical attention. It is important to go to a hospital even if you do not think you were hurt, as some injuries can have delayed symptoms.
Why You Should Hire Mokaram Law Firm
Many airline and aviation accidents are very complicated and can require lengthy investigations. Mokaram Law Firm has the knowledge and the skill to help you obtain all of the elements needed to prove your case, whether it is flight data recorders (black boxes), cockpit voice recorders, air traffic control records, flight plans, maintenance and inspection records, or crash photos.
The locations of certain accidents can make the recovery of evidence incredibly challenging. Mokaram Law Firm knows how to fight to help victims in these cases recover all of the compensation they are entitled to.
Insurance companies for common carriers will often reach out soon after accidents and offer victims lump sum settlements. While these settlements can seem quite large to some people, the truth is that they are rarely enough to cover all future medical costs and a person who accepts such a settlement can find themselves paying their future medical costs out of their own pocket.
A lawyer can negotiate for a fair and full settlement that actually provides for all of your past, present, and future needs. When an insurance company is unwilling to provide an acceptable settlement offer, you can file a lawsuit to try your case in court.
Contact Mokaram Law Firm for Help If You’ve Been Hurt on an Airplane
If you sustained catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in an aviation or airline accident in Houston, do not wait to retain legal counsel. Contact an attorney before you speak to any insurance company.
Mokaram Law Firm has a record of success that includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Our lawyers can explore all of your legal options as soon as you call (713) 952-4445or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation.