Air accidents are in Las Vegas news again, though not involving anything in our area so far. Of course deaths related to air travel have been all over the news everywhere already with this horrible plane tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that appears to have been shot down by militant separatists. That occurrence, while terrible and tragic for the loss of life and the implications for international diplomacy, is a little different than the typical airplane accidents and deaths that happen in Southern Nevada, and across the globe. Though no less awful for anyone affected by them, crashes like the recent crash in Taiwan are somewhat less massive in their news and international relations effects. If you or a loved one is involved in a plane crash in Clark County, or any type of air accident (helicopter, unmanned aerial vehicle, etc.,) Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We have expertise in this complicated area of law, and know how to get the best outcome for you and your family, Contact us today for a free consultation.
This plane crash in Taiwan is still very much under investigation. Almost everyone on board was killed – 47 people out of the 58 total on board, including crew and pilots. The crash took place on a small island in the middle of a storm that had kept some other airplanes out of the sky, clearly for good reason. The accident took place on Wednesday night, and caused quite a bit of damage on the ground as well as it struck or affected cars and houses in the area where it hit. It’s possible that it might have caused one fatality on the ground, as well – one person is still missing who could possibly have been in one of the damaged houses.
This is said to have been the first air accident in 12 years in Taiwan that killed anyone. Unfortunately, Las Vegas and Southern Nevada cannot say the same thing. We’ve had a number of fatal crashes, and if past is prologue, are likely to have more given the amount of commercial and leisure flights in the area. Benson & Bingham know how to help if you are injured or a family member killed in an air accident in Southern Nevada. This is a complicated area of law, and you need a lawyer who knows it and is up to the task. Contact Benson & Bingham for a free consultation today to discuss your legal rights.