Every year, millions of people travel all around the world on vacation and business via airplanes. They are one of the safest forms of transportation with the odds of being involved in an accident around 1 in 5 million. When realize how often people fly, that number is especially impressive.
Unfortunately, every year there are still dozens of plane crashes ranging from small commuter planes to large jet liners. Almost half of these crashes are the result of pilot error. While no amount of money can bring back a loved one, everyone deserves some sort of financial compensation for their loss.
In these cases survivors and families will likely need to hire a plane crash lawyer. Finding a good competent lawyer who specializes in plane crashes can make the difference between getting a good settlement or getting the settlement you or your family deserve. Airlines involved in accidents will always take their time in presenting settlements to families and people who take the settlements without hiring a lawyer likely will not be happy with the results and usually end up getting less money. You should keep this in mind as you weigh the pros and cons of whether or not to take the airline’s settlement offer.
In the end, only you can decide if hiring a lawyer, or taking the settlement offer is the best choice. Most lawyers will meet with potential clients for a free consultation and will discuss your options and let you know what you can expect in the process. It may well be worth your while to at least meet with a few attorneys to cover your bases.