In an effort to calm nervous passengers about to take a flight, people often mention how rare plane accidents or crashes are. The fact that a plane crash often gets so much media attention can be linked to how uncommon they are, but it may also be because they are almost always very serious and the likelihood of permanent injury and death to the crew and passengers is increased because of the speed at which an airplane travels.
A plane crash can occur for many reasons that can be traced to the negligence or carelessness of the people charged with your safety as you fly. Weather conditions may make flying hazardous, the airlines may ignore warnings that it is particularly dangerous to fly in order to maximize profits, or a negligent pilot may fail to land the plane safely. If you are injured as a result, you may be able to obtain compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
At the Mesquite, Texas, Law Firm of Ted B. Lyon and Associates, attorney Ron McCallum has a distinct background, which gives him the special knowledge to represent clients who have been the victims of aviation accidents.
In addition to being a licensed attorney, Ron has 15 years of aviation experience as both a licensed pilot and flight instructor. With this experience Ron is intimately familiar with proper safety protocol that pilots and aviation personnel are supposed to follow to ensure the safety of everyone on the airplane. He is able to understand the language of flying and what questions to ask and where to look for possible misconduct.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a plane crash, please contact our firm to learn more about how we can protect your rights.