The aviation industry offers thousands of people a steady income and an exciting career. It also allows everyday people to travel anywhere in the world in as little as 24 hours. While airplanes themselves have never been safer, malfunctioning equipment, unruly passengers, and turbulence in the air can result in life-altering injuries.
If you have suffered an injury while working for an airline or endured harm while a passenger, you have the right to seek out compensation for your losses with the help of a talented civil attorney. This may include payments for medical care, reimbursement for lost wages, and payments for emotional trauma. A Houston aviation accident lawyer at Roberts Markland LLP could help you better understand your legal rights and pursue your case for all appropriate compensation.
All airlines have a requirement under the law to protect every passenger that steps onto their planes. This is because they are common carriers due to their taking on of passengers in exchange for a fare. When an airline takes on a passenger, they have a duty to protect that passenger from all foreseeable harm. This includes properly maintaining the aircraft, providing a safe experience within the cabin, and ensuring that pilots receive proper training and certifications.
A Houston attorney could take the lead in proving that a failure to keep people safe led to an aviation accident. They could examine the airline’s maintenance procedures, determine a pilot’s fitness to fly the plane, and investigate the events that led up to an injury. They then work with people to evaluate how the event has impacted their lives and to demand fair compensation.
State law provides people with a limited time to demand payments following an injury. According to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 16.003, this may be as short as two years in many cases. Talking with our team at Roberts Markland LLP today gives you the best chance of meeting this vital deadline.
Workplace injuries that affect the lives of airline workers are common. These could affect people working at airports as well as those in the planes. As major employers, airports and airlines are likely to retain workers’ compensation insurance policies, but state law does not require this. These policies can provide all necessary medical care at no cost to the worker, as well as cash payments for time missed on the job.
Sadly, obtaining these benefits can be difficult. An employer or insurance company may debate the need for medical care. They may also offer cash compensation that is insufficient to cover the extent of a worker’s losses. A aviation industry lawyer in Houston could file official appeals that seek to reverse these denials of benefits. This includes submitting official requests to the Department of Workers’ Compensation for an appeal and appearing in person to argue the case on behalf of injured aviation employees.
Accidents that result in injuries are fairly common in the aviation industry. They may affect both the employees of airports and airlines as well as passengers in planes. Regardless of your status as either a worker or a passenger, you may be entitled to compensation following a personal injury.
A Houston aviation accident lawyer may be able to help you to collect these payments. Our team at Roberts Markland LLP works to investigate the cause of the injury and to determine how it has affected your life. We could then demand payments through a personal injury lawsuit or a workers’ compensation insurance appeal. Contact us today to learn more about how we could help you.