I’m so sorry to hear about the plane crash you experienced. Fortunately, most commercial air travel is extremely safe in the U.S. However, smaller private planes do crash under some circumstances. In most cases, the passengers and pilot suffer extreme injuries or are killed. If you have been injured in a small plane accident or if a loved one has been killed, you should consult with an attorney.
However, small plane crash cases can be extremely difficult. There is a great deal of federal legislation surrounding plane crashed that can make it tough to obtain compensation after an accident. One federal law protects aircraft manufacturers from product liability claims related to planes more than 18 years old. Most small planes that are currently in service in the U.S. are more than 18 years old.
Also, insurance coverage for victims of small plane crashes can be non-existent. It is common for a pilot to have more car insurance than insurance for the airplane that crashes. In some cases, pilots or aircraft mechanics may have no insurance. In that situation, it can be difficult to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Despite the difficulties, you should still speak with an attorney if you have been injured in a small plane crash in the Los Angeles area. You may have legal options you had not considered. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.