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McNally Gervan is one of the leading law firms in handling personal injury claims arising from aircraft accidents in Ottawa.

Were you Injured in an Airplane Accident?

Aircraft accidents can be devastating and life-altering events. McNally Gervan’s legal team understands the intricacies of aviation accidents and can help victims and their families navigate the legal complexities that follow such incidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident, our aviation accident lawyers are here to provide the legal guidance and support you need.

Understanding Aircraft Accidents: How and Why They Happen

According to Aviation Safety Network (ASN) statistics, air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation. Nevertheless, accidents do happen, often with severe physical and psychological consequences, and in the most catastrophic cases, they may result in deaths.

Aviation accidents and plane crashes, whether they involve commercial airliners or private aircrafts, occur due to a multitude of factors: 

  • Mechanical Failures: Mechanical or electrical problems can sometimes force an aircraft to make an emergency landing, with potentially serious consequences for those on board. 
  • Pilot Error: Whether due to negligence, fatigue, communication breakdown, or other reasons, pilot error can easily lead to a loss of control of an aircraft. 
  • Weather-Related Issues: Bad weather conditions affect both small private planes and large commercial jets. Lightning, hail, snow, heavy rain, extreme wind, low visibility, and freezing rain can all pose significant problems.
  • Air Traffic Control Errors: Air traffic controllers play a critical role in the safe navigation of airways. However, accidents occur when there are lapses in attention, poor communication, or poor judgment.
  • In-Flight Incidents: Sudden drops in elevation, turbulence, or unexpected turns can lead to in-flight injuries. Commercial aviation accidents like being hit by a service cart, struck by falling luggage, or scalded by spilled hot drinks can result in serious harm.

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    Common Injuries and Damages Sustained in Aircraft Accidents

    Surviving an aviation accident often means dealing with serious injuries and lasting trauma. Some common injuries sustained by victims of aviation accidents include:

    • Broken Bones
    • Burn Injuries
    • Contusions
    • Lacerations
    • Permanent Scarring or Disfigurement
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Spinal Damage
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Whiplash

    The damages sustained by aviation accident victims may include:

    • Disability
    • Emotional Distress
    • Lost Earning Capacity
    • Lost Wages
    • Medical Expenses
    • Pain and Suffering
    • and more

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    The number of people involved with the safety of any given flight can make the legal issues arising from an accident complex. Even the best lawyers require time and the assistance of experts to analyze the issues arising from aviation accidents.

    The Importance of Working With an Aircraft Accident Lawyer

    Survivors of aviation accidents often face a complicated legal battle to secure the compensation they deserve. When so many parties are involved in a single flight, determining liability can be contested and complex. McNally Gervan’s experienced legal team has the knowledge and sophistication to address the complex issues that arise from aviation accidents.

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    Our lawyers specialize in areas of the law that are often involved in airplane accidents, including personal injury claims and product liability issues. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an airplane accident, whether on the ground or in the air, contact us for a free consultation.


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