Nebraska Aircraft Accident Attorneys


Aircraft accidents are one of the most terrifying situations anyone can go through and those that survive will endure many physical and psychological injuries.

Recent crashes from 2009 and 2010 in Tripoli and Paris are stark reminders of the ever-present dangers that accompany air travel. On June 1, 2009, more than 210 passengers and 12 crew members were killed when a Parisian airliner crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. Wreckage from the accident was not discovered for more than two years and after an investigation it was then found that the plane crashed due to temporary inconsistencies between the airspeed measurements.

Aircraft accidents can include all types of carriers and numbers of passengers. Smaller airplanes are more likely to crash due to their increased vulnerabilities such as navigating through bad weather however large planes still crash fairly often. The chances of being involved in a commercial airline accident are 1 in 11 million but when it happens dozens of individuals are injured or killed.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an aircraft accident, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your accident claim, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form to your right – your information will remain completely confidential.

Causes of Aircraft Accidents

Despite the number of regulations aircrews must follow by the Federal Aviation Association, the smallest human error can lead to serious problems in the air.  According to data on the causes of airline accidents, one of the most frequently reported causes was a pilot error. This can include a pilot’s inability to properly handle bad weather situations or not knowing what to do during a mechanical malfunction.

Some other common causes of aircraft accidents include:

  • Icing (Parts Freezing Up)
  • Sabotage
  • Pilot Under the Influence
  • Bird Strikes
  • Defective Plane Design
  • Air Traffic Control Error
  • Flight Crew Errors
  • Inexperienced Pilot/Co-Pilot
  • Cargo/Cabin Fires
  • Fuel Starvation
  • Bad Weather (Lightning, Heavy Rain and Winds, Snow)
  • Engine Failure

Although not common, there have been at least a dozen aircraft accidents within the past 50 years reportedly caused by pilot incapacitation. This means that a pilot was incapacitated due to pressurized cabin and lack of oxygen, poor mental health, or an adverse medical situation such as a heart attack.

Aircraft Accident Injuries

Each year hundreds of individuals survive adverse events while flying from one location to another. Those involved in accidents often sustain injuries though and as of October 2013 more than 230 persons worldwide have been injured in aircraft accidents.

Some common aircraft crash injuries include:

  • Burns
  • Broken Bones
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of Limb
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Contusions
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

During adverse events in the air some passengers may also become injured due to the positioning of the aircraft. Bruising and other types of seatbelt injuries are common during these events.

Furthermore, psychological injuries are common amongst aircraft accident survivors who tend to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety.

Aircraft Accident Claims

Proving negligence is an important factor in an aircraft accident claim, however this process is often comprehensive and can take time as all factors of the collision must be reviewed. If it is determined that you or your loved one’s accident claim merits a lawsuit a number of other factors may be taken into consideration, such as :

  • Is a class action or individual lawsuit best?
  • Who should be held liable for the accident?
  • How will damages be proven?
  • Will federal or state laws be used?
  • How is evidence preserved?

At Inkelaar Law our attorneys will work hard to get the answers to those questions as well as help to guide you and your loved ones through the entire litigation process.

Contact our Nebraska Aircraft Accident Attorneys Today

The attorneys at Inkelaar Law sympathize with victims and their families who have been affected by an aircraft accident. We understand how life-changing such an incident could be and strongly believe that those who acted negligently should be held responsible for their actions.

Our aircraft accident lawyers have the expertise and commitment to get you a fair verdict or settlement. We will put our vast resources and experience to work for you and help you fight for your rights every step of the way.

We have offices in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska and are pleased the serve the surrounding areas, including:

  • Grand Island
  • Ashland
  • Nebraska City
  • Hastings
  • Kearney

…and many more local towns and cities. For more information on how we may be able to help you with your aircraft accident claim, contact us at 1-877-537-4665. Your initial case consultation is FREE and of no-obligation to you.

If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out the ‘FREE CASE REVIEW’ form at the top-right hand corner of this page – it’s 100% FREE to submit.

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