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Accidents involving private and commercial airplanes can be devastating for all parties involved. It can be especially painful for family members who lose loved ones as a result of a plane crash. When a negligent party is responsible for a wrongful death, it can be a daunting and stressful process to file a lawsuit when you’re upset and grieving. Even if you are injured in a small charter plane or helicopter accident, your injuries can linger and leave you unable to work and perform daily tasks. Our compassionate Minot, North Dakota airplane accident attorneys understand the sensitive nature of your case. At Larson Law Firm, P.C., we handle all the legal details on your behalf so you don’t have to worry and can begin the healing and recovery process.
Common reasons for aircraft accidents
Determining fault in an airplane accident involves a thorough investigation of the evidence related to your case. Before we can prove negligence, we need to first determine the cause. When we take on your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, we carefully review how the accident happened. These are the most common reasons that contribute to aircraft accidents:
- Pilot error
- Mechanical or engineering failure
- Weather conditions
- Human error from other personnel, such as air traffic controllers
- Hijacking situations
Because there are multiple factors involved in airplane accidents, our proficient Minot, North Dakota airplane accident attorneys thoroughly review your case to determine who, or what, was responsible for your accident. Reach out to us today so we can further evaluate the details of your case.
What is the statute of repose in a plane accident lawsuit?
The statute of repose in an airplane accident refers to the amount of time a lawsuit can be filed in relation to how long the airplane or its parts have been in service. According to the General Aviation Revitalization Act that was passed by Congress in 1995, all planes that are 18 years or older cannot be used as the basis for blame in a plane accident. However, the age of the plane or its parts won’t matter if you don’t file your accident lawsuit within the statute of limitations, the amount of time you can file a civil lawsuit. In North Dakota, you have up to six years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim and up to two years in wrongful death claims. If the statute of limitations expires, then you won’t be able to file your lawsuit. Don’t run the risk of missing important deadlines to file your personal injury claim. Talk to one of our highly skilled injury attorneys so we can advise you on the best course of legal action.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a plane crash, talk to our Minot, North Dakota airplane accident attorneys today.
It is your legal right to get full and fair monetary compensation for accidents that caused injuries and fatalities due to negligence. The airplane accident attorneys at Larson Law Firm, P.C. are ready to sit down one-on-one with you to discuss your case. Schedule a free consultation today. If you can’t visit our office in Minot, we can set up a private home or hospital visit. Contact us today online or call us at 701-484-HURT.