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Continental Airlines - Compensation Depends on Many Factors

It is a relief to know that there were apparently no fatalities from the recent Continental Airlines flight 1404 that crashed on takeoff. First of all, I want to join with the passengers in honoring the flight attendants who, according to the reports evacuated all of the passengers in the first seconds after the plane had skidded off the runway into a ravine, and caught fire.

While the investigation is still continuing as to the exact cause of the crash, I would like to address the many questions regarding compensation to those who are involved in an airline crash.

First of all many people are not aware of certain limitations for those involved in a domestic airline crash. Therefore it is imperative to contact an aviation lawyer immediately to protect your rights.

Even if you are not injured in an aviation accident, just being a involved in a situation where you are emotionally traumatized because of eminent fear of death or injury, would mean entitlement to compensation from those responsible for the accident.

For some people being involved in an airline crash can be a life changing experience, causing severe emotional distress that can follow them remainder of their life, affecting personal relationships, job and the overall outlook on life. The question relating to monetary compensation, hence who should get more money? How much for someone who was physically injured? And someone who was emotionally traumatized?

Each case is different, however most legal scholars would agree that what makes the real difference would depend on the evidence. Most attorneys, even in a major plane crashes, would settle for whatever the insurance company and the airline would offer. However, it takes an attorney who is a seasoned trial lawyer, one who spares no expense in preparing the case, hiring expert witnesses, multimedia presentations for the jury.

How much an aviation wrongful death is worth? The answer to this question depends on many factors, including the age of the decedent, number of dependents, income and support provided to the claimants while decedent was alive, companionship and time spent with the family who are the claimants, etc. Depending on the case, the maintenance company, or the aircraft manufacturer can also be held responsible for monetary damages.

Airlines attempt to settle as quickly as possible with victims who lack attorney representation. Some airlines go so far as to assign a company representative to each passenger, seemingly for emotional support. In fact, these representatives' true function is to befriend the family of the decedent passenger in order to discourage them from pursing legal action.

Contact the Majlessi Law Firm for an aviation related wrongful death.

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