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Injuries During a Flight

Many of us have witnessed the ritual of the pre-flight passenger safety demonstration. Today, airlines typically play a video as the flight crews show a live demonstration of safety procedures. These precautions are hardly ever needed. When an emergency occurs, these procedures transform from a pre-flight inconvenience to vital lifesavers. However, these pre-flight warnings only discuss some of the most severe accidents—many minor accidents are more likely during a flight.

Turbulence Accidents

Many injuries occur because of unrestrained passengers walking in the aisles of planes. Turbulence can cause an unsecured passenger to sustain injuries from falling. When an airplane is flying through turbulence, it is important that airplane pilots deliver adequate warning to passengers. After a warning is issued, the flight crew is responsible for making sure that passengers follow instructions to remain securely seated.

If turbulence caused you to fall, caused a bag to fall on you, or caused another passenger to fall on you, you may be able to receive compensation. Your ability to receive compensation will depend on the severity of injuries caused by the accident. Airline attendants must use their training to protect passengers from common accidents caused by turbulence.

Food Poisoning

Another injury that may occur on an airplane is slightly less obvious. The food prepared for you on your airline must be safe to consume. If you develop an illness because of improperly prepared food, you may be entitled to compensation from the airline. Some foodborne illnesses are serious and require extensive medical treatment.

Mid-Flight Medical Emergencies

If you suffer a medical emergency while on an airplane, the staff must follow their training to assist you in any way possible. Flight crews receive training in basic first aid and should use their knowledge to protect the wellbeing of passengers. If you were not tended to properly, then you will want to confront them with a lawsuit. If the severity of a passenger’s medical problem extends beyond basic first aid training, flight crews must make the right decisions to get the passenger the medical attention they need. This could mean searching for a nurse or doctor on the plane or landing the flight at the closest airport.

Injured on a Plane? Speak with a Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you suffered an injury while on an airplane, it’s time to contact a personal injury attorney. Additionally, if possible, reach out to the company and inform them about what happened during your flight. However, never admit fault or commend them for making a few right decisions—this may harm your claim.

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