Approximately 80 percent of all aviation accidents happen before, after, or during takeoff or landing. They are most often described as resulting from human error. Pilot error, communications problems, fog, and airfield congestion can all contribute to catastrophe. Plane manufacturers rarely admit fault in design.

Any accident that occurs, from the time you board an aircraft with the intention of flying until you land and leave the plane is known as an aviation accident. Another term for a plane accident is called a hull-loss. This means that the plane is "written off" and will need to be scrapped.

Passenger jets and planes may also become depressurized during flight for a number of reasons, and while you or a loved one may survive the accident, there may be long-term emotional or physical effects to address. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), chronic anxiety, and depression are some of the lingering neurological impacts from in-flight accidents and other nonfatal aviation incidents like loss of cabin pressure, loss of engine, and decreased hydraulic pressure.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a plane crash, plane accident or any kind of accident involving a jet, contact Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb for a free consultation. You may be entitled to money for your physical and/or emotional injuries. There is no fee unless we collect money for you.