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Can You Sue an Airline for an Aviation Accident?

In 2021, 21 U.S. airlines were involved in aviation accidents. Luckily, none of these accidents resulted in fatalities. United States airlines are exceptionally safe to travel on. But when an airplane crash does occur on domestic or foreign soil, victims have a right to sue the responsible airline. However, bringing a successful lawsuit depends on correctly determining which laws...

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What To Do If You Were Injured on an International Flight

Airplane accidents are among many travelers’ worst fears. We fear them for good reason. Airline accidents are particularly catastrophic compared to incidents like car accidents. Planes are bigger, much faster, and carry more passengers—so of course, they are particularly catastrophic. And consider that passenger airplanes are typically traveling between 31,000 and 36,000 feet (up to about 5 to 7...

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What Are Aviation Accidents and What Causes Them?

While automobile accidents are far more common, many people avoid flying for fear of air accidents by airlines. Unlike auto accidents, when a major aviation accident occurs, the outcome is typically grave for passengers. Victims, or the families of anyone who dies, may file a claim against the airline. In some cases, it might also be necessary to sue...

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What If Your Plane Crashes Internationally

The odds of being in an international plane crash are 1 in 1.2 million, and the odds of dying in that crash are 1 in 11 million. To put that into perspective, your chance of dying in a car wreck is 1 in 5,000. Though flying is one of the safest forms of transportation, when an international plane crash...

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Injuries on International Flights: Understanding the Montreal Convention

You’re on an international flight. Another passenger opens the overhead bin and luggage falls out and hits you on the head, causing injury. Or, during the flight, hot soup supplied by the airline slides off the tray table and onto your lap, scalding you. Under traditional American tort law, these might sound like iffy claims to bring in court...

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Who Is Liable for Injuries at an Apartment Complex?

Personal injury lawsuits for injuries at an apartment complex in San Francisco are common. Yet identifying where apartment complex injury liability rests can be a challenge.  Who is liable for injuries at an apartment complex in California? Several entities may be liable. These can include apartment complex owners, third-party contractors, product manufactures, the property management company, professional service providers,...

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What Do You Need to Prove in a Defective Product Case?

Using products of all types is part of everyday life. It’s rare to stop and consider whether the products are safe—that is until someone gets hurt.  Compensation is available when a defective product causes an injury. To receive compensation, proving a defective product caused the plaintiff’s injury is essential. Types of Product Defect Claims What is needed to prove...

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Common Premises Liability Injuries 

No one expects to be injured when running errands at the neighborhood grocery store, taking their child to the park, or passing by a construction site. Unfortunately, premises liability injuries occur more often than you might think. California law requires that property owners keep their property reasonably safe for visitors. If you suffered slip-and-fall injuries, a property owner could...

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Road Defects Can Lead to Serious Injuries for Bicyclists 

Changes in road surfaces rarely create a risk of injury for the countless drivers who pass over them daily. Unfortunately, a road defect creates a risk of injuring bicyclists. Read on to learn more about road defects that pose risks to bicyclists and the severe injuries they can cause. It’s important to remember that when you suffer injuries due...

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What Is the California Product Liability Statute of Limitations?

After suffering an injury from the use of a defective product, it may be easy to feel lost or confused. Fortunately, injured persons may have the opportunity to file a lawsuit and recover from their injuries. To do so, it is important to understand product liability claims and the statute of limitations imposing a time restriction on filing a...

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