Everyday, millions of people travel by airplanes, helicopters and balloons in the United States and around the world. In addition, millions possess their own small aircrafts that are used for transportation and pleasure. Despite all safety precautions, improvements in aircraft technologies and aviation regulations, hundreds of accidents still happen and thousands of people are injured or killed. There are many different laws that govern the aviation industry and determine the amount of compensation a victim could recover. While most regular tort actions are controlled by state laws, in the event of an airline crash, within the boundaries of the United States, federal laws preempt the state laws; thus making aviation law very different from any other personal injury laws. When an aviation disaster happens in the United States, laws set out certain post-accident requirements, which airlines must follow. Financial assistance may be available from several sources, including the victim's own life insurance. Aviation accidents, while proportionately uncommon, are tragic and shocking. If you've been injured or suffered a loss due to an airplane accident, contact Chosen Lawyers and don't settle for anything less!