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Travel and Aviation Accidents

Flying is generally considered safer that driving, but that doesn't mean that aviation accidents never happen. Unfortunately, because of the nature of air travel, when a plane accident does occur, it usually results in serious bodily injury or death. Depending on the cause of the aviation accident, a number of people and companies can be held liable for the injuries or deaths that occur. Commercial airline companies are legally classified as "common carriers" because they provide transportation services to the general public. Cruise ships and tour buses are additional examples of common carriers. Common carriers are held to a more stringent standard of care than private carriers in the event of an accident. FindLaw's Travel and Aviation Accidents section provides information about aviation accidents, tour bus liability, and cruise ship claims.

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