A husband and wife who crashed the small plane they were flying in are suing the Federal Aviation Administration, alleging they were misdirected by an FAA air traffic controller and suffered serious injuries as a result of the alleged negligence, including sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
The lawsuit raises concerns about what to do after a serious traumatic brain injury accident and who is liable.
Accident Causes Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the lawsuit, when the pilot operating a single engine Socata TBM850 with his wife lost control, he contacted the FAA and stated that he was experiencing an in-flight emergency. According to the pilot and his wife, the air traffic controller who answered the call misdirected him to an airport located too far away.
He was directed to go to an airport 10 miles away instead of one that was just less than 2 miles from his location. The plane crashed short of the airport that was named by the FAA. The wife suffered facial injuries, scarring, multiple broken bones and traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury has the potential to change a victim’s life forever.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit Filed
According to the traumatic brain injury lawsuit, the defendants, which include the FAA and the Federal Transportation Department, failed to follow appropriate training directives and did not exercise reasonable care using air traffic control communications with the pilot during the time of the accident.
A traumatic brain injury is one of the most severe injuries that someone can sustain in a plane or other vehicle accident.
Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
It’s not always easy to spot a traumatic brain injury with the naked eye, and it’s also possible that the symptoms won’t manifest until hours or days after an accident happens. Identifying a brain injury early on gives the patient the best possible chance of maximum recovery, but many brain injury victims suffer for years and have to completely adapt their life because of such an accident.
If you or someone you know has recently been in any kind of accident, it’s vital to watch for symptoms that could indicate a brain injury. Some of the most common signs of traumatic brain injury include:
- feelings of depression,
- memory loss,
- visual disturbances,
- loss of smell,
- nausea, and
What to Do After a Traumatic Brian Injury
If you suspect that you or someone else has a traumatic brain injury, getting that person to a hospital sooner rather than later could help to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan that could address the traumatic brain injury as effectively as possible.
Injuries can vary in severity and can lead to significant care required by outside personnel when someone has sustained a traumatic brain injury.
If you believe that you or someone you know has recently suffered a traumatic brain injury and it was caused by another person’s recklessness or negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation through a traumatic brain injury lawsuit.
The attorneys at Bradley/Grombacher have years of experience working with victims of catastrophic personal injury to help recover the compensation they need to treat their medical conditions appropriately. Fill out the form on this page for a FREE case