While traveling via airplane still causes anxiety in some, most people are aware by now that planes are actually an extremely safe form of transportation. Considering the number of flights that occur per day, airplane accidents are incredibly rare. Airport security measures are also thorough and extensive, as anyone who has ever stood in a TSA security line will know. Because of how safe airplanes actually are, when an accident does occur, it is very likely that human error played some role. In legal terms, this human error may amount to negligence, which is particularly important if the accident resulted in injuries or damages of any kind. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
On May 15, 2017, a small jet flying to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey crashed, causing several loud explosions and fires near the airport. Witnesses to the crash said that they saw the jet coming in very low and hitting power lines, as well as clipping buildings above a densely populated area. The two men piloting the plane, who were also its only passengers, died in the crash. Fortunately, and somewhat miraculously, according to authorities, no one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.
However, according to a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Hackensack, New Jersey, a building owned by the United Paper & Ribbons Corporation was severely damaged by fire and debris. The suit, which was brought by Selective Insurance, claims that the co-pilot was inexperienced and should not have been at the controls at all when the crash occurred. Selective Insurance argues that this was a substantial contributing factor to the crash, and is looking to recover $15,000 in damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of another, act now and contact one of our personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call our Boston legal professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your needs are our top priority!