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August 23, 2013
In the wake of the Asiana Airlines crash that claimed three lives and left more than 180 passengers injured, the airline has offered the victims of the crash a sum of $10,000 each. The Commercial Aviation Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain there are several precautions the victims should take before accepting the compensation.
Reports indicate the crash took place July 6, near the San Francisco International Airport, when the aircraft’s pilots came in too slow and low, causing the plane to strike a seawall before skidding out of control. This was the third fatal crash in the airline’s history.
Now, according to an article from CNN News, the company is offering monetary compensation to all those who were aboard the flight, even those who were uninjured. The airline also stated that the compensation is separate from that being offered for medical expenses, and does not disqualify a victim from later suing the airline if they so choose.
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy’s team of Aviation Accident Attorneys state there are numerous laws protecting aviation accident victim’s rights to compensation. That's why the firm urges anyone who has been injured in a plane crash to discuss their legal rights with an attorney prior to accepting any sort of compensation in the matter. Doing so will help ensure victims get the compensation that is rightfully theirs.
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