Philadelphia International Airport is the largest airport in Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley region. The airport serves 25 airlines and sees 500 airplane departures every day. Having an airport of this size that serves over 30 million people a year can be convenient for Philadelphia area residents, except for those times when things do not go as planned and airline accidents occur. Airplane accidents may occur more often than you think, especially since airplane crashes are usually newsworthy, but airplane injuries not involving crashes often go unreported.

Airplane Accidents and Injuries

Every year people are injured and sometimes die in airplane accidents. This year a widely publicized airline accident involved an airplane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine explosion that caused one death and seven injuries. Other types of airplane accidents include injuries due to the following:

  • Rough landings
  • Mechanical failure
  • Airplane malfunctions
  • Turbulence
  • Poor weather conditions
  • On board accidents such as hot beverage spills and burns
  • Unsafe carryon loading
  • Unsafe cabin conditions causing trips, slips, and falls

Airplane Safety

Airlines and their cabin crews and pilots owe their passengers a duty of care to see that they are safe on their flights, but sometimes negligent conduct ends up causing accidents and injuries. Negligent conduct may include poor airplane maintenance, unsafe cabin conditions created or not corrected by members of the cabin crew, fatigued pilots, pilot error, and air traffic control error.

The airplane industry is heavily regulated so that passengers and employees may travel as safely as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured in an airplane accident, contact Philadelphia airplane accident attorney, Daniel S. Doyle to schedule a consultation. Our personal injury team will review the facts of your case and conduct an investigation to gather facts that support your case. We will examine regulation compliance including the following regulatory areas:

Responsible Parties

The airplane accident team at Dan Doyle Law Group understands that that serious and fatal airplane accident injuries can be stressful and traumatic and we want to see that the responsible party is held accountable. Responsible parties may include the airline, other passengers, airplane manufacturers, airplane owners, pilots, the government, maintenance providers, and airports. If you are contacted by a responsible party’s insurance company, it is likely not in your best interest to speak with them or accept a settlement offer without first speaking with a premises liability attorney. Their first offer is probably not their best offer and it may not compensate you for the totality of your injuries and damages.

Recover Compensation With a Philadelphia Airplane Accident Attorney

Our airplane accident experts in Philadelphia will review and examine the extent of your injuries and damages in order to determine an amount that will fairly compensate you and your family. Financial recovery may include damages for the death of a loved one, medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, mental anguish, and property damage. Our goal is not to encourage a quick settlement and pay out for your injuries and damages. Our goal is to advocate for you and your family and secure the financial compensation to which you are entitled.