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Tips for Flying Safely

Although statistics tell us that air travel is technically safer than traveling by car, flying is still a frightening prospect for many would-be globetrotters. As trial attorneys who handle aviation accidents, we at Pope & Howard, P.C.  have seen the catastrophic damage that can be caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of airlines or aircraft manufacturers. However, there are ways to stay safe, even in the case of an aviation accident.

 Pre-Flight Safety Tips

 Before you even step on the plane, you can lessen your chances of being involved in an aircraft accident. First, remember that most airliner accidents occur during the first and last parts of the flight: takeoff, ascent, descent, and landing. So, one of the best ways to reduce your risk of getting in an accident is to take fewer flights. Without abandoning air travel altogether, choosing nonstop flights is an easy way to minimize your exposure to these accident prone elements of flight.

When booking your flight, you should also make every effort to choose a larger aircraft—one that holds at least 30 passengers. Not only are these planes designed under strict regulations, they also allow passengers with a better chance of survival.

In-Flight Safety Tips

You may think you’ve heard it a million times before, but the preflight briefing contains important and unique safety information. Depending on the aircraft and your position in it, your path to the nearest emergency exit may differ. Some preflight briefings now include information about the best positions to take in the event of a crash landing, allowing passengers to better protect themselves and reduce the risk of injury.

Although your heavy or oversized luggage may fit in the overhead bin, turbulence or a crash landing could cause an object to fall from the storage unit. To avoid serious injury, be sure to stow heavy items under your seat, or check them before you board.

Pope & Howard, P.C.: Atlanta Aviation Lawyers

Atlanta trial attorneys Geoff Pope and Marc Howard have the legal expertise to handle complex aviation accident cases. Pope & Howard, P.C. is committed to recovering full compensation for families who have suffered injury or the loss of a loved one as a result of airline negligence or aircraft manufacturer misconduct. Call (404) 885-9999 today to schedule your free initial consultation with the expert aviation lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C.

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