(June 3, 2022) On Thursday, June 2, 2022, a pilot crashed his plane in a Medina County field and walked away from the accident with only minor injuries, as reported by KSAT News. The pilot, William Fahey, was taking his single-engine handmade plane for a test flight when his engine suddenly gave out. He crashed into a field upside down but managed to walk away with nothing but a couple of scratches, one on his arm and one on his leg. The Police responded to the single-engine plane crash south of FM 211 and Culebra in Media County at around 2:41 PM, just outside of Loop 1604. No one else was injured. The pilot told KSAT that he was “absolutely blessed” and “It could have been so much worse.”
What do I do if I’ve Been in an Aviation Accident in Texas?
Most of us do not fly – or crash – our own handmade planes. But what do you do if you have been in a commercial or private aviation accident? Aviation accidents do not happen very often, especially when compared to automobile accidents or public transport accidents. However, when they do happen, they are almost always fatal or result in very serious personal injury. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extensively investigates aviation accidents in the United States. Because of this, there is a lot of data and evidence recovered after an aviation accident about the airline, the pilots, and the manufacturers of the plane. Manufacturers can be found to be at fault for up to seventy percent of the accident due to faulty manufacturing practices, which are strictly regulated. The airline itself may also be found at fault for up to thirty percent due to violations such as missing or poorly executing inspections.
While Aviation Accident Attorneys are restricted from contacting aviation accident victims until forty-five days after an accident, the victim can contact an attorney immediately after an accident if they choose. If there is a compensation request by the victim or the victim’s family for a higher amount than the $170,000 maximum required by the Montreal Convention, then the airline is able to contest the claim. In order to prove that the airline’s negligence and wrongful act led to your injuries or loss of a loved one, you need an experienced Aviation Accident Attorney on your side. That’s where we come in.
Have you or someone you love been injured in an aviation accident in Texas?
The Law Office of Carabin Shaw has been representing the victims of aviation accidents in Texas for thirty years. If you or a loved one has been injured, or if you have lost a loved one due to an aviation accident, please give us a call at 800-862-1260 to receive your free consultation today. Taking advantage of this offer does not obligate you to work with us, and if we are not the right fit for your case, we will refer you to someone who can help. We are available day and night every day of the week.