Find Relief After A Serious Aviation Disaster
Airline crashes and serious aviation disasters are vastly complex cases. While you and your family are grieving the loss of your loved one and work to secure justice for the accident, there are some measures in place to help families nationwide who have been impacted by these accidents. One of these is the federal Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act, which provides additional support for a victim’s loved ones.
At Angelley PC, I provide one-on-one guidance for those affected by aviation accidents, starting with a free initial consultation to discuss your case. I put my trial experience and intricate knowledge of aviation law to work to secure justice and compensation, but also provide a compassionate support during one of the most difficult times in many of my clients’ lives. You are not alone in this fight.
The Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act
Enacted in 1996, the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act was drafted based on direct input from families affected by past airliner crashes, including ValuJet Flight 592 and TWA Flight 800. The purpose of the Act was to correct recurring organizational and other problems that followed mass air disasters.
The most important provisions of the Act for affected family members are:
- An attorney (including his or her associates, employees, agents or representatives) cannot make unsolicited contact with a victim’s family before the 45th day following the date of the accident.
- As soon as practicable after an airliner crash in the U.S., the Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will designate (and publicize the name and number of) a director of family support services to act as a liaison between the government, the air carrier and the families.
- The Chairman of the NTSB will also designate (and publicize the name and number of) an independent nonprofit organization which shall have the primary responsibility for coordinating the emotional care and support of the families.
- Mental health counseling services will be provided by the nonprofit organization designated and/or the air carrier.
- The air carrier will provide accommodations for family members at a location near the crash site, and will provide transportation to that location.
- The NTSB will brief family members concerning its investigation prior to any public briefings, and will allow family members to attend all public briefings and hearings.
- Families of the passengers will be notified before any public disclosure of the names on the passenger list.
Learn More About Your Rights During A Free Consultation
The moments after a serious aviation accident can be extremely difficult for the families of the passengers that were on board. While I offer insight backed by extensive experience in aviation law, I also understand that you need support and a steady hand to help you through this time. Meet with me one-on-one to see how I can help you, call 214-254-3075 to set up your free consultation or reach out online to get started.