Traveling can be fun and exciting to do with friends or family but the last thing that someone wants is to suffer an accident, especially while traveling in a plane. There are various kinds of injuries that one can suffer inside an airplane and it is important to know what claims can be raised against the airline if someone happens to suffer an injury.
Types of injuries
For many years, air travel has been considered the safest ways of transportation. However, this does not mean that it is exempt from accidents. One of the most common types of injuries are usually slip and falls, food poisoning, which can lead to sickness, being assaulted by someone inside the airplane, injuries suffered due to turbulence or a rough landing, luggage falling on top of a passenger, and many more.
If anyone were to suffer an injury in an airplane, it is important to know that a negligence claim can be made against the airline.
This can only proceed if the injury was caused by the negligence of a crew member or an airline employee. It is based strictly on the basic principles that follow negligence. Airline professionals are held to a heightened duty of care. This means that airline personnel are to take necessary precautions to secure the well-being and safety of their passengers.
In a negligence claim, the defendant must prove that the plaintiff was not showing a heightened duty of care and, because of their negligence, the defendant suffered an injury and deserves to be compensated.
Knowing this information can help travelers take necessary actions if they suffer any kind of injury whilst traveling in an airplane.