Kansas Auto Accidents: Plane, Train and Boat Accidents
Statistically there are fewer plane, train and boating accidents. However, because of the nature of the vehicles involved, these cases tend to produce more severe injuries and loss of life. While the chances of being killed in a single airline flight is only 1 in 29.4 million, the chances of surviving a fatal crash is only 24%. While the physical injuries are more serious in these types of accidents, so are the emotional injuries for those who do survive. It’s hard to imagine anything more emotionally devastating than falling out of the sky in a plane crash or having a train bearing down on your vehicle. The government reports that there are over 1,900 train collisions involving other vehicles with over 270 deaths and over 900 injuries a year. There are about 4,500 boating accidents involving over 600 deaths, and 3,000 injuries each year. Most of the fatal boating accidents involve drowning. These accidents involved operator inattention, inexperience, improper lookout, machinery failure or excessive speed as the major factors. Each of these may result in a lawsuit.
These accidents tend to be more complicated in terms of the investigation. In a plane crash, for example, not only do you have the official records and investigation to review, but often a series of expert’s reports are needed to determine the nature, origin and cause of the accident.
When you call, our friendly team members will connect you with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who will schedule a free conference. We will be glad to talk to you and your family members about the process and how we can help.