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Airplane Accidents in Chicago
In the case of most commercial airline incidents that lead to injury, including airplane crashes, runway accidents – which have gone up considerably as air traffic has escalated, and has the potential to be deadly – or other incidents, pilot or employee errors are the ultimate responsibility of the airline itself.
Airplane manufacturers can be the focus of lawsuits if product liability is a possibility, such as if there is a design flaw in the construction of a component of the plane.
In the case of a terrorist incident, the Transportation Security Administration could be held liable for failing to prevent a passenger from bringing contraband material such as weapons of mass destruction onto the plane.
The injury rate, however, is much higher, and often includes PTSD and depression.
According to experts, the trauma associated with a plane crash for survivors is “ special, ” different than the trauma associated with an assault, a medical malpractice injury, a car crash, or other incidents that can cause PTSD.
“ With plane crashes, there’s a period where people have their lives flash before their eyes, ” according to Dr. Oren Amitay, a Toronto physician who also teaches at Ryerson University. “We all carry defenses to protect ourselves, but during those times, in near death, those defenses go down.”
Afterwards, there is often a personality change, in part because of survivor’s guilt – why did I survive while others died? – but also because that potential loss of life that occurs in just an instant changes the way people see not only the world, but also their role in it, Amitay said.
Airplane Accident Causes
Common causes of airplane accidents include:
Negligent air traffic controllers, who are responsible for keeping a vast network of airplanes flying safely. They could make errors including faulty weather predictions, misjudge the location of other airplanes or fail to ensure that the runway is cleared for takeoff or landing.
Unexpected weather issues including fog, storms or tornados.
Defective airplane parts.
Mechanical failure. A pilot or mechanic may be found to be negligent if they fail to either detect a problem or properly repair a component of a plane.
Terrorist acts or sabotage.
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Konrad T.September 15th, 2017
I couldn’t have asked for a better injury lawyer. David Schwaner was wonderful to work with. He’s straightforward and gets the job done, all the while being most compassionate. I wish I could choose 6s. I’d recommend Schwaner Injury Law above all.
Betsy M.July 14th, 2017
David help our family out he took time out to explain everything and was so caring the car accident was do bad that David cried because my son was shot at 30 times and had a bad injury that needed surgery david work night and day because we did not have the best insurance company
Avvo ClientApril 13, 2017
If you want a lawyer with compassion, a conscience, and a strong base of knowledge and experience, David’s your guy. I found myself seriously injured while traveling alone. He treated me with respect, patience, and genuine honesty even when I couldn’t really advocate for myself or think straight due to medications (this is where his patience came in). While it turned out that there wasn’t much any attorney could have done for me, he certainly exhausted every option, and I have no doubt he would have fought well for me had a trial occurred. The only drawback to having hired Mr. Schwaner is that I can no longer tell all those awful lawyer jokes. He ruined them all for me. But that’s a price I’m happy to have paid.
Karen D.January 8th, 2018
I was recommended to Schwaner by another yelper. I Visited this office recently, located in the garner building. They are time efficient people here, things are organized and done when they give you their word to be. After my meeting I must say that the staff is very helpful and David is extremely supportive of his clients. He was ready to answer all questions and commit to necessary steps to help solve the situation immediately. He is one of the best out here!
Helen W.January 5th, 2018
I am truely grateful to David who dealt with the insurance companies on our behalf. We had our own injury to handle and luckily we were able to come in contact with David. He gave us assurance that he would take care of everything. He was very adamant on keeping us informed of the status of the case throughout the process. I hope that I never have to deal with a situation like this again in the future, but if I do I know I can trust David to relieve our worries and be there for us.