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Aviation Accidents During the Holidays

November 26, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

With the holidays here, there are bound to be a large number of individuals and families traveling to see their family. If you are one of these people, your schedule has most likely been full of planning and getting ready; so much so you haven’t had the chance to think of anything else. Unfortunately, the increased number of flights mean more risks of danger.

While the most publicized incidents involving aviation accidents show the more disastrous outcomes, there are situations that can cause injuries to passengers while still in flight and during the landing. If you are traveling by plane this holiday season, it is important to understand the dangers and what you can do if something were to occur. At Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., our aviation accident attorneys are dedicated to standing up for the rights of our clients and helping them seek compensation when they need it most. Below are some common types of risks associated with aviation traveling.


Every flight has a chance to hit some turbulence. When this happens, it can cause plenty of movement among luggage and food or beverages. It can also rattle the nerves of everyone on board. Furthermore, passengers may be harmed by moving objects or due to the movement of the plane itself. If you have been injured during turbulence, you may be able to file an injury claim.

Hard Landings

Pilots are trained to keep the safety of passengers in mind before they take off, while they are in the air, and when they land. Oftentimes, pilot error during descent could lead to a hard landing. This is when the plane is coming down at a bad angle or too fast. It may cause the entire plane to rattle or result in excessive force. Passengers may suffer neck, back, or even brain injuries from the force of the landing.

If you intend on traveling during the holidays, make sure you are aware of the dangers involved and plan accordingly. Make sure you do your research regarding flights. If you or someone you love has been harmed in any kind of aviation accident, call Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. Our aviation accident lawyers are ready to help you pursue compensation to cover expenses associated with the accident. Schedule your free case evaluation today.