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Why Should You Hire a Lawyer After an Accident?

When you sustain an injury as a result of a car accident, you may not be the only one who suffers. Injuries incur costs, both financial and otherwise. You may suffer lost wages, you might lose your job, or your earning potential may be reduced if you are left with a significant disability. As medical and other bills pile up in the aftermath of an accident, the stress and anxiety that come with it can be overwhelming and even incapacitating at times. Individuals who are injured in a car accident may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries, expenses, and even pain and suffering; however, doing so can be complicated, especially for someone struggling with the physical and emotional ramifications that often occur following an accident.

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Types and Causes of Aviation Accidents

Whenever a commercial plane is involved in a fatal accident it always makes the headlines. However, these large-scale accidents are very rare, leading some people to believe that aviation accidents and fatalities don’t happen much anymore. Unfortunately, the reality is that hundreds of people die every year from aviation related accidents, even though most of these are not caused by large-scale airline disasters. Many of these fatal and non-fatal accidents don’t make national headlines, but they still happen on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at some of the statistics surrounding modern aviation accidents.

Fatal Air Accidents

According to the National Transportation Safety Board there were 1,500 civil aviation accidents in the United States in 2010. 275 of those accidents involved a fatality, resulting in 470 people being killed as a result. (Civil aviation includes all commercial, private, and other non-military aircraft.) These civil and general aviation injuries arose from people in craft such as:

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Cruise Ship Injuries – Sources and Concerns

Taking a vacation on a cruise ship is a popular choice for many Americans and their families. Cruise ships offer exotic destinations, the promise of wonderful food, and a family-friendly environment that many find irresistible. How irresistible? Just look at some of the numbers. The worldwide cruising industry is incredibly large, with an estimated income of $40 billion in 2010 alone. Almost 15,000,000 Americans take a cruise every year, and each person spends an average of seven days aboard ship, spending an average of $1,800 per passenger. That means a family of four can expect to spend over $7,000 on an average cruise.

Yet as popular as cruising is, there are potential downsides. Though major accidents and disasters are rare, they do happen. One of the most recent occurred in January of 2012 when the Costa Concordia sank off of Italy, resulting in the death of 32 people. But the big disasters are very rare. What’s far more common is for people to suffer injuries while aboard ship. Many of these injuries are relatively minor, but other injuries, such as people falling overboard or being injured as the result of an assault, are very serious. In 2010, for example, 20 passengers fell overboard on cruise ships around the world, while 58 separate incidents of collisions, fires, or other disabling incidents involving cruise ships also took place, resulting in numerous injuries.

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