April 13th, 2012|
April 13, 2012
A Navy jet that crashed into a Virginia Beach, Virginia, apartment complex Friday is responsible for injuring seven people. According to The Washington Post, two of the injured individuals were pilots of the aircraft.
The Navy has stated that the FA-18 Hornet fighter jet went down around 12:30 p.m. at an apartment complex on Birdneck Road due to mechanical failure shortly after takeoff. Witnesses reported seeing the pilot dump fuel moments before the crash, a move which likely prevented a massive fire at the crash scene. A total of 40 apartments were damaged in the crash. Those individuals have been relocated to area hotels, and the Navy has already begun compensating them for their losses.
Six of the seven individuals who were injured in the crash, including the two pilots, have been released from area hospitals after receiving treatment for injuries they sustained.
The Navy says that all debris form the crash site should be removed by the end of the week to begin the process of bringing displaced victims home.
While it may be tempting for victims to take settlement offers in cases such as this, the Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller and McCarthy would suggest discussing all of your legal options and rights with an experienced attorney before talking with adjusters. This can help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve following an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.