Personal Injury Claims: Aviation
Thankfully there are few instances of accidents involving planes. Aviation accident claims are rarely needed, as it is safer than ever before to fly. Whether you are flying on a commercial aircraft or have been taking lessons in smaller light aircraft, it is important to know that your loved ones have some sort of cover and means of recompense should there be an air accident that requires aviation personal injury and fatality claims.
It isn’t just the big air accidents that you must consider when looking at aviation claims. Personal injury can occur on board an aircraft during a flight, or even when embarking or disembarking a plane before or after your journey. It is important to understand that you have the means with which to seek a personal injury claim for an aviation accident where you have been injured through no fault of your own.
Aviation law can be quite a complex area, so it is vital that you have the support and guidance of an experienced aviation solicitor, and those who specialise in personal injury compensation claims involving air accidents. If you have been involved in an accident on a plane, or whilst embarking or disembarking a plane it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
An airline is liable when it comes to compensation for an injured passenger, even without a proof of fault on the part of the airline. There is a limit of up to £90,000 for this aviation compensation, based on the Montreal Convention. If fault can be proven the airline could pay compensation up to an unlimited amount.
Under the Montreal Convention there is a set time period in which you can make a claim for aviation personal injury compensation. This period is up to two years from the date of the accident and the personal injury suffered. Though there are different time limits depending on the type of air accident suffered – and there is a difference to the three-year time limit, which is set to personal injury accidents and compensation periods in the UK under normal circumstances.
This is why it is so important to have the support of a legal firm that has experience in dealing with aviation accidents and an understanding of the legal complexities surrounding aviation. Look for a firm of solicitors that has experience in seeking aviation compensation in the past, from passengers on commercial flights to dealing with smaller, light aircraft and other types of planes.
There is the chance to seek no win no fee compensation through your team of aviation solicitors. Be sure to do your research and look for those that can offer you this type of assistance, with the fee being agreed upon prior to a case being put forward, and that fee only being paid out should you be successful with your claim for aviation compensation. As with any other type of personal injury compensation claim it is important that you start the process as early as possible and provide as much detail as possible about the accident and injury.