In California, traveling by airplane is safer than any other means of transportation, especially when traveling from one city to another. Aside from the comfortable and relaxing experience, passengers may also expect a faster arrival to their destination. More importantly, traffic and potential road accidents will be avoided. However, it does not mean that flying is accident-free. Plane accidents can happen due to weather conditions, negligent flying, mechanical fault, and other unexpected situations.
Because a plane accident may result in injuries and fatalities, it is highly suggested that every person have a full understanding of his or her legal rights and responsibilities should such an accident occur.
There are many reasons why plane accidents happen. Statistics show that pilot error is the cause in 50 percent of aircraft fatalities. This is followed by mechanical failure with 22 percent, weather conditions with 12 percent, sabotage with 9 percent, and other causes with the remaining percentage.
A Long beach plane accident is not a common personal injury case, presumably because plane accidents do not happen everyday, unlike car accidents, which occur almost every hour according to statistics. The odds of being in a plane accident, which results in at least one fatality from one of the major airlines, is 1 in 5.4 million flights.
For this reason, a passenger who is involved in a plane accident must consult with an attorney who has expertise in this area. If the incident occurred within California, a California plane accident lawyer can be a huge help in handling the lawsuit.
The Beliz Law Firm is a Long Beach plane accident lawyer. The Beliz Law Firm only works in the personal injury area of law and specifically works on cases that are related to California plane accidents. Since 2005, Michael A. Beliz has worked for and learned from two of the most prominent personal injury law firms in Southern California. Michael has worked on hundreds of cases throughout California including many serious injury cases involving plane accidents. He has handled cases from the very early stages of a claim through the entire litigation process, including trial, and has settled claims for hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients. Further, Michael has earned a reputation for being trustworthy, knowledgeable, and an advocate for his clients.