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The summer months are incredibly busy for airline companies. After all, summer break is the best time to plan exciting vacations with the entire family. While air travel is renowned as the safest means of transportation in the world, it’s not without its dangers. Just last March, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was forced to ground the Boeing 737 MAX after a data processing issue was responsible for two fatal crashes.

However, unlike most motor vehicles, a passenger doesn’t have any control over the fate of an airplane. If an accident occurs, what actions can you take to improve your chances of survival?

Follow these 15 steps if you’re booking a flight this summer:

  1. Try to book a seat in the exit aisle at the back of the plane.
  2. Choose a larger aircraft that is flying a non-stop route.
  3. Read and understand the airline’s rules and regulations.
  4. Keep your wallet, passport, phone, and important medications with you at all times.
  5. Carry an emergency smoke hood and a penlight flashlight to use in emergencies.
  6. Properly store items as directed by the flight attendants.
  7. Wear clothing and shoes that allow you to move quickly (no high heels or flip-flops).
  8. Wear flame retardant clothing, including: denim, leather, wool blend, and cotton.
  9. Pay attention to the safety video.
  10. Locate the nearest emergency exits.
  11. Make sure you know how to put on a life jacket and flotation device.
  12. Wear your seat belt at all times.
  13. Listen to the captain’s announcements.
  14. Avoid drinking to keep your wits about you.
  15. In an emergency, put on your oxygen mask before helping others.

Pursuing Damages After an Airplane Accident

If you’re injured in an airplane accident, you may be able to recover damages by filing a personal injury claim. It’s important to note that if you were flying internationally, your right to compensation may fall under the Montreal Convention. This two-tier liability system guarantees that injured airline passengers can receive compensation up to 113,100 SDR, or $170,000.

Injured in an Airplane Accident? Seek Experienced Legal Guidance

Contact the aviation attorneys at The Daspit Law Firm if you require legal representation after a commercial or private airline accident. Our legal team can thoroughly investigate your case to determine which parties are responsible for your injuries. By creating a customized and results-driven litigation strategy, we can help you recover damages that facilitate your physical and financial recovery.

Contact The Daspit Law Firm at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a free consultation today.

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