Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Private Plane Aviation Accidents

There has been an increase in the number of accidents regarding helicopters and charter planes in recent years. There are many reasons why this could be true, and it is important to note that in any case, accidents are rare. If, however, you or a loved one have been the victim of a crash in a helicopter or small plane, you need to make sure your rights are protected.

Private planes and smaller planes are subject to different rules than large commercial aircraft when it comes to safety and inspection. However, owners and pilots can still be held responsible for injuries, suffering, and death caused by the crash or malfunction of one of these planes. If a loved one has been killed or injured in an aviation accident, it is their right or the right of their estate holder to seek compensation and legal recourse against the operator of the plane.

It is important to note that not all accidents are caused by negligence or the failure of a pilot to follow protocol. Nature, accidents, and other scenarios can certainly happen. Likewise, faulty parts can lead the investigators to the manufacturer as the cause of an accident. In any case contacting an attorney with experience in aviation law can help victims to secure their right to receive compensation for medical expenses or wrongful death damages incurred due to the accident.

When you open a claim with an aviation attorney, you will find that the accident will be thoroughly investigated. You will also find that you are kept aware of the situation and that you will be informed when the cause of the crash has been determined. You should always be aware of the circumstances surrounding your accident, and you lawyer will work to ensure that this happens. Your lawyer will also work to ensure that you are able to receive medical care while the investigation and lawsuit are pending and can help you recover back medical expenses from before the date that the case goes to trial as well as future medical care.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Fender Bender = Whiplash

The most common injury associated with car accidents is getting whiplash. Whiplash is the medical condition when the neck gets snapped backward and then forwards really fast. This can occur whether you are in a car getting rear ended or the one doing the rear ending. A whiplash injury results when a force moving at a high rate of speed crashes in to another force. Unfortunately, your neck is usually the one to pay the price.

If you are in an auto accident resulting in whiplash, seek medical attention. Some cases of whiplash can be serious and require a neck brace. Other cases are not as extreme and only require ibuprofen or acetaminophen for swelling and pain. A doctor should also check to rule out any broken bones in your neck.

After a jarring of the neck, your injury will hurt for several days or weeks, depending on the severity. Follow doctors orders and get lots of rest and take the anti swelling medicine or if any are prescribed. Chances are if you have whiplash, you will also have bruising from where you smacked in against the seat belt. (Seat belts are the law, you know.)

Injuries such as whiplash or other conditions may be entitled to reimbursement by the at fault party. A personal injury attorney may be able to negotiate a claim and get money from them without having to sure or got to court. If their insurance company doesn’t want to agree, your lawyer might need to get a suit going in regards to your victim’s rights.

The insurance a person carries on their vehicle should be at least $15,000 of accident liability. That money is what would go towards your claim – i.e. medical bills and fees associated with the accident. As a victim, you are entitled to get that money and use it towards your bills. That money is not considered for pain and suffering.