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Injured on a plane? You need an attorney.

Traveling by plane is statistically the safest way to travel. Compared to automobile or train travel, injuries during air travel are rare; and although injuries are rare, they do happen.

Just recently, officials say at least eight passengers were injured when a JetBlue flight experienced turbulence while flying from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Orlando. Some passengers described the experience like being in a movie scene.

JetBlue spokesman Doug McGraw told Orlando station WESH that medical personnel met the flight when it arrived at Orlando International Airport Monday evening. Eight JetBlue passengers were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Accidents during air travel are not unlike automobile accidents. Any person who has been injured during air travel should be aware of his or her potential rights. It is not uncommon that the airline or its employees may be held legally responsible for such injuries.

Airlines are held to a high standard of care for their passengers and employees. The Federal Aviation Act ensures airlines take the necessary safety precautions and protocols, ensuring passenger safety. Airlines are responsible for even the slightest negligence on the part of its employees. Carriers like JetBlue are required by law to do all that is reasonable under the circumstances to prevent injuries from occurring.

With that said, an injury does not automatically mean the airline was negligent. It is up to the injured party and their attorney to prove the airline was at fault. The major carriers must exercise best practices in all aspects of aviation; including the maintenance, inspection, loading, operation, and boarding of the plane. The pilot of the aircraft is responsible for overseeing the different aspects of travel (including weather, flight routes, etc.)

The airline is not the only entity that can be held liable for injuries sustained during flight. The manufacturer, seller, or maintenance entity can be held responsible as well.

If you have been injured during air travel you do have rights and may be entitled to damages! Having an experienced attorney is crucial, as they can walk you through this complicated legal matter. Should you have suffered an injury on a plane, call The Law Offices of Jerrod Paul. Consultations are free and you won’t pay a dime in legal fees unless we recover on your behalf.

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