Friday, March 20, 2015

When Airplane Crash Settlements are Win-Win

Air travel has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past 70 years. That, however, carries the danger of accidents at any altitude, and will mean a case for compensation. 

One example would be the case of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, where more than 180 passengers and crew members were injured when a Boeing 777 passenger jetliner, coming from Seoul, South Korea, crashed upon landing at San Francisco International Airport. 

A claim settlement between Asiana Airlines and 72 injured passengers happened almost two years after the mishap, the same length of time a person must file a personal injury claim in a California court, as stated in their statute of limitations. Time is of the essence in a personal injury claim, hence it’s best to talk to personal injury lawyers as soon as you have recovered from your injuries. Courts are most unlikely to hear your case out once you have filed a case outside their two-year limitation.

Moreover, you can seek out reimbursement and payment for the losses you have acquired: medical treatment costs, lost income, loss of consortium (i.e. incapability to take care of your family due to the accident), and pain and emotional distress. Non-economic damages, however, could be limited as stated in the statute of limitations, hence it’s always best to consult a personal injury lawyer.

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