Injured from Turbulence Causing Injury in Airplane
Many people are happy to be able to fly again after the onslaught of the pandemic of the last year. There are times when an airplane will experience turbulence. At those times, it is the responsibility of the flight crew to advise the passengers to sit back down in their seats, to avoid being injured by the different movement of the plane. Let’s look at the reasons for turbulence for a few moments. For this, you need to put on your Physics Professor’s hat for a few minutes.
Turbulence is described and actually defined as the movement of air that is all around the plane as it flies to its destination. The motion of the plane in the air “disturbs” the air around the plane. Depending on the rate of speed of the plane and the direction of the airflow (and if there are any storms in the area, etc.), the air will be unstable. This makes turbulence, and really that is all that it is. Most of the time, the plane flies right out of or goes above any major turbulence that it experiences. That leaves a smooth ride for the passengers.
But when there are strong currents and temperature gradients in the Jet Stream, turbulence can be pretty strong. At those times, the plane will fly out of it alright, but it can take several minutes to do so. That is when the flight attendants and flight crew need to advise the passengers to sit down and strap back into their seat belts. This is for their own safety. If the passengers are never told to do this, they may be wandering around the cabin and become injured when turbulence hits. This is the responsibility of the flight crew, and they are negligent of they do not tell and advise the passengers of when severe turbulence is about to hit in areas near where the plane is flying.
If you have been injured when an airplane you are traveling in as a passenger hit some turbulence without any warning about it, we need to talk to you. We are able to start a lawsuit on your behalf regarding your injuries when personally injured by turbulence on your flight.
The Top Airlines
Depending on the details surrounding your specific accident, the airline could be liable for the harm that you suffered.
Some of the largest airlines in North America based on the number of passengers carried by the airline per year include the following:
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines
- Air Canada
- Alaska Airlines
- JetBlue Airways
- Spirit Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- Allegiant Air
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Sun Country Airlines
Most of these airlines are U.S.-based airlines.
Some of the largest airlines in the world, also based on the number of passengers carried per year, include the following:
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Lufthansa Group
- China Eastern Airlines
- Air China
Regardless of the airline that you were traveling on when your airplane injury occurred, it is important that you understand that you could have grounds to sue the airline for the harm that you suffered. For more information about the legal options available to you based on the details surrounding your airplane injury, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm immediately.
Injured from De-Pressurized Cabin Pressure in Plane
When an airplane cabin suddenly loses pressure, it can have a serious effect on a person’s body. The sudden lack of oxygen and proper pressure is called depressurization, and it is classified as explosive, rapid or gradual depending on the time it takes to lose pressure in that region of the plane. The cabins of commercial aircraft are pressurized in a way to make the flight as comfortable as possible for the people on the aircraft while it is in flight.
When the aircraft rises to higher altitudes, the pressurized mechanism in the aircraft has to change, to help everyone to breathe normally. If the aircraft losses pressurization above the 20,000 ft. height, the lack of oxygen can result in unconsciousness or an episode of heart failure or respiratory failure for people in the cabin who are susceptible to this occurrence.
Injured from an Assault on the Plane
People in the news have been shown to be positively brazen on airplanes these days. It is NOT unusual at all that a belligerent passenger on a flight will haul off and hit someone in the seat next to the person, or even hit the crew and flight attendants. This assault and battery can happen and occur unfortunately before, during and as the passengers are even deplaning after the flight has arrived safely at the destination.
If you have been the victim of an assault on a plane, you need to give our law office a call. If you need to talk to a lawyer, you will appreciate discussing your case with experience in managing claims for individuals who are victims of an assault on a plane. We have on our legal team attorneys with expertise in talking to and negotiating with big insurance companies when you have personal injuries as a result of an assault on a plane.
Luggage Hitting Passenger on the Head
The flight crew are always the last people to close the bins overhead on a plane. That is because they are ensuring the bins can actually close, and that they are stacked properly at the time before the flight takes off. Did you ever notice though, that when the plane is landing, that it is the responsibility of the passengers to be careful when the bins are open again? There is even an announcement to take care as “some of the items in the overhead bin may have shifted!”
Even though the airline wants you to think that they have no responsibility for the overhead bin debacles, you can rest assured that they are still responsible for a luggage piece hitting you on the head. Other passengers can aggressively take their luggage out of the overhead bin, and hit you on the head. This is a type of assault, and the flight crew needs to carefully monitor all luggage as to how it is being taken out, grabbed or dropped out of those overhead bins.
If you are injured with a head injury, concussion, traumatic brain injury or other injury such as cuts and lacerations from luggage hitting you on the head, just give us a call. We know what to do and will help you go get the recovery compensation you need in this type of case.
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You are able to call us today, to get a free second opinion regarding your case. We are able to talk to you now, about your personal injuries on an airplane. When you call our office, you will be connected with our highly trained and experienced attorneys in Los Angeles, who can go up against the big insurance companies on your behalf.
Hot Tea Spilling on Passenger
Back to the discussion on turbulence, the flight crew is meant to be in contact with the pilot to find out if the plane is going to be flying into any turbulence. If it is, then it is not the time for the flight attendants to be bringing out any hot tea. If there is hot tea sent out and disbursed to the passengers during areas of high turbulence, this is negligence on the part of the flight attendants.
You can bring an action for any scalding or first, second or third degree burns that you may receive on account of being burned with hot tea spilling onto your person. Just call our law office to talk to an attorney about this issue, we are here for you in these types of cases.
Can I Sue for Being Personally Injured on an Airplane?
Yes, we can sue when you are personally injured on an airplane. You will want to call our office today, to talk to one of our many knowledgeable lawyers. We are here for you, and know what to do next to get you the recovery compensation package that you need in this type of case.
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