It’s no secret that aviation is a huge industry for Wichita. Pilots from all over the world fly in to Mid-Continent airport, Jabara or Signature. As citizens of Wichita watch a plane fly above us, we assume the pilot is acting responsibly. But that’s not always the case. Despite extensive regulations intended to keep passengers on airplanes safe, sometimes commercial airline accidents result in life-altering injuries or wrongful death.
The danger of getting behind the wheel of a car is bad enough. But flying down Kellogg at 60 mph isn’t even a fraction of the danger posed by a pilot operating a plane or jet while under the influence of alcohol.
There have been several stories in the last few months that prove the potential risk of a drunken pilot. An American Eagle pilot was arrested for failing a blood-alcohol test in January. In February a London airport grounded a plane to prevent an apparent “drunk” pilot from taking off with a plane packed with passengers. Unfortunately, similar stories can be found all over the nation.
Almost all airline crashes are the result of someone’s negligence. Injuries or wrongful death that resulted from design deficiencies, pilot error, poor quality maintenance, mistakes by air traffic controllers, structural defects or failure to follow proper procedures in bad weather are all scenarios of someone else’s negligence.
Unfortunately, accidents from an airline’s negligence are more common than we’d like. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a drunken pilot or airline’s negligence, we’re here to help.
If you have had a Kansas airline injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
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Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.