Experienced Attorney Helping People Get Answers After a Sightseeing Aircraft Crash

When you trust a sightseeing tour operator to protect you and your family members, you deserve to have that trust repaid with diligence and care.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a sightseeing tour crash, you should speak to a lawyer like Falk & Falk injury law firm about your rights as soon as possible. I’m Jim Pokorny, an experienced trial attorney and licensed pilot with long experience helping people in San Diego and the surrounding areas pursue the results they deserve. Contact me to discuss how I can help you.

Holding Profit-Driven Companies Accountable

The prospect of touring a scenic area in a small airplane, hot air balloon, or helicopter is appealing to many people. When these tours are managed responsibly, they can be a source of adventure, fun, and a memorable experience.

Unfortunately, some unscrupulous sightseeing tour companies hire inexperienced pilots or perform inadequate maintenance on their aircraft in order to cut costs and increase their profits. These negligent actions can cause serious and fatal sightseeing aircraft crash accidents.

Every case is different, but if your injuries or the loss of your loved one were caused by tour company negligence, an experienced lawyer can help you hold the company accountable, get the answers you deserve, and perhaps prevent future tour crash tragedies.

Rigorously Investigating the Causes of Crashes

As an attorney devoting a large portion of my practice to aviation accident cases, I have represented clients nationwide in multiple cases involving airplane and helicopter crashes on sightseeing tours. I carefully investigate every case based on my substantial background knowledge of aviation technology and policy.

If you need help pursuing compensation for a sightseeing tour accident, don’t hesitate to Contact me in San Diego, California, to discuss your options for a personal injury or wrongful death claim.


Attorney for Private Plane and Small Aircraft Crash Cases

Representing Clients in San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Irvine, Long Beach and Surrounding Areas

The majority of air traffic worldwide comes under the heading of general aviation. General aviation refers to any non-military, non-scheduled air flight. General aviation accidents involving small aircraft typically receive much less public attention than commercial airline accidents, but are equally devastating to the people who have been injured or lost loved ones..

I’m Jim Pokorny, an experienced San Diego trial attorney and licensed commercial pilot. I own and fly a small plane, and am intimately familiar with the issues that arise in a general aviation accident or small aircraft crash. If you need a lawyer to help you pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim, contact me today.

Investigating the Causes of Private and Small Aircraft Crashes

Maybe you are the spouse of a pilot who was killed when his or her aircraft was involved in a small aircraft crash. Perhaps your parent was a passenger who went down in a fixed wing accident. Or maybe you were injured when a part in your private airplane failed. You may pilot an ultra light aircraft or a blimp and have been injured in an accident caused by faulty materials. As both a personal injury attorney and a commercial pilot, I have seen all of these situations far too many times.

I have extensive experience pursuing compensation for accidents involving general aviation aircraft such as light planes, helicopters even hang gliders.If you have been injured in a small aircraft crash, call or e-mail the Law Offices of James F. Pokorny, A.P.C. for a free consultation about your claim.

Every general aviation accident is caused by at least one of three factors: personal error, mechanical failure or environmental trouble. I am experienced at sorting out the facts in order to determine who the responsible party is.

Holding the Responsible Party Accountable

Both individuals and companies are responsible for negligence if that negligence causes a fatal accident or serious injuries. If you have lost an immediate family member in the crash of a small plane or private jet, you can pursue a wrongful death claim. If you have been personally injured, you can pursue a personal injury claim. I can help you in either instance.

For any questions or concerns you may have about seeking compensation after a general aviation accident, don’t hesitate to contact me at my office in San Diego, California.


Holding International Airlines Accountable

If you’ve sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one in an international airline accident, you are likely feeling devastated and confused about what to do next. You may be wondering what your rights are when it comes to seeking compensation and holding the responsible parties accountable.

I’m an experienced trial lawyer and commercial pilot. I help individuals throughout the United States seek compensation in courts nationwide for crashes on international and domestic airlines. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one, contact me today.

Your Rights in U.S. Court After an International Flight Crashes

Whether a commercial airline is based in the United States or in another country, it is accountable for personal injury and wrongful death claims brought against it in U.S. courts if the airline does significant business in this country. Generally, that means operating flights to or from at least one American airport.

If you’ve been injured in a commercial aircraft crash or have lost a family member on an international flight operated by an airline doing business in the United States, I can pursue your claim in an American court — even if the flight was between two foreign cities.

I am also available to consult on commercial aircraft crash cases that are brought in the courts of other countries, providing my knowledge of aviation and the causes of aviation negligence to the efforts of lawyers licensed to practice in those countries.

Dealing With International Treaty Issues After a Commercial Aircraft Crash

International treaties have imposed limitations on the damages that plaintiffs can obtain after accidents that occur on international flights. However, the litigation process may still help you get some compensation and reveal the truth about exactly what happened to cause the accident.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal plane crash or have been seriously injured on an international commercial aircraft crash, don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss what I can do to help you pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Birthday Party Accidents & What to Look Out For

Whether your child is heading back to school after a break or attending the birthday party of a friend or family member, it is a possibility that the child will come home with a case of pink eye. It is estimated that over a fourth of school days missed in a year is from children who are sent home for conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.
Pink eye is painful and extremely contagious, so it’s important to take precautions if your child is heading out to a party where someone who has been said to have pink eye is going to be in attendance. Luckily, there are a few preventive measures you can take so that your child can have a good time and come home as healthy as when he left your loving care.

How Do Children Contract Pink Eye?

The first thing you need to know before you can prevent your child from contracting pink eye is how they get it, to begin with.

  • Forgetting to wash their hands frequently
  • Frequently rubbing or touching their eyes
  • Reusing paper towels or handkerchiefs to wipe their face and eyes

These are the top ways that children contract pink eye, to begin with, so make sure that your children know not to do the above. In this way, you only have to worry about them catching pink eye from other children at the party that might have it.

What Are The Symptoms Of Pink Eye?

Many parents have never dealt with pink eye before and aren’t sure what the symptoms and signs are that their child has it. Below, you can find the symptoms that might point in that direction.

• Eyes that itch badly
• One or both eyes are red
• One or both eyes have a gritty feeling
• One or both eyes tearing
• When your child wakes up in the morning there is a crust on the eyes that may make them have a hard time opening them. This comes from a discharge that leaks out of the eyes overnight and causes them to crust over

While pink eye can go away on its own, it is usually best to take your child to the doctor to see exactly which type of pink eye they have contracted. There are different types.

  •  Allergic pink eye
  • Bacterial pink eye
  • Viral pink eye

According to which type of pink eye your child has contracted, your primary health care provider will be able to prescribe something that will clear up the issue for you and your little one.

Prevention Tips From an Experienced Bounce House Attorney

Of course, the best way to treat pink eye is not to get it to begin with. So, before your kid heads out to the party he is attending, make sure to encourage him not to do the following.

  • Never share tissues, handkerchiefs, or other materials used for wiping his face and eyes with his friends
  • Tell him to refrain from rubbing his eyes frequently and to not touch his eyes
    If your child is a preteen or teenager, remind her never to share makeup with anyone else at the party
  • Do not let your child share pillows or sheets if the party is a sleepover
    Remind your child to wash their hands often

These are just a few of the top ways that you can prevent your child from catching pink eye at a party, with a few symptoms thrown in to help you identify pink eye if prevention doesn’t work.

A Personal Injury Law Overview

It is not uncommon for victims of an accident to be left distorted, disoriented and uncertain of what to do next after the incident, especially if they sustained injuries. Likely the law gives you the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation, which is provisioned under personal injury law.

However, before you rush to file a claim for the damages, you need to familiarize with what the law is or stands for. In short, it is a law that gives an individual the right to seek compensation for physical, financial, and emotional losses suffered due to an accident that is attributed to someone else’s irresponsible, negligent, or intentional actions.

Personal injury law and the various aspects that constitute its statutes may be complex and often differ from state to state. As such, the cases can quickly get complicated. It is for this reason that hiring a lawyer that has experience or specializes in personal injury cases becomes necessary if you want to win your case and get compensation for your injuries.

For the legal experts refer to cases as torts. The word tort is used to define a wrongful act that results in the injury or a person physically or emotionally, or damages to property, for which the injured person can seek legal redress and be compensated. Given this fact, then the minimum requirement for such would be if an individual is harmed in one way or the other due to the knowing, irresponsible, or negligent actions of another. The personal injury law grants the injured party the right to take civil action (sue) the party responsible for causing the injuries.

With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, it is possible to determine if there is need to take civil action. The lawyer will assess the matter at hand and decide whether or not the requisite intent or negligence is evident and warrants seeking compensation. Some of the cases that can be handled under personal injury law include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • health care and medical malpractice
  • products liability
  • wrongful death
  • catastrophic injuries at the workplace
  • bad faith insurance practices

Inflatable Accidents

Bounce houses and other inflatable rides are the latest trend in entertainment for children. Kids of all ages enjoy jumping and sliding on these inflatable constructions until they lose their breath. While this is a great opportunity for fun and games, it is also one of the causes of more or less severe injuries. This article takes a closer look at the most common places where bounce houses and inflatable ride injuries may occur.

Children’s parties are perhaps the most dangerous of all. Parents want to please their kids by renting an inflatable bounce house for one day, forgetting that kids should only use such rides under close adult supervision. One moment is everything it takes for someone to get injured and for the party to turn into a mess.

Fundraisers and various events that cater to kids are also among the most frequent places of inflatable ride injuries. Although organizers rent these bounce houses with installation and supervision services, accidents may occur as kids bump into each other by mistake. The idea of offering children the opportunity to entertain themselves while their parents socialize is great, but it surely requires a lot of attention.

Some schools offer this type of ride for kids to spend their breaks in an active and entertaining manner. However, not all teachers are able to keep tabs on all kids at any given time, so various accidents and injuries may occur every now and then.

Last but not least, inflatable bouncers are common in many entertainment centers for children. Despite the strict adult supervision, some incidents may occur, leading to various injuries.

As harmless as they may seem, these inflatable bouncers can be hazardous, particularly when kids use them without supervision. Accidents caused by hidden flaws of the inflatable material are very rare, but they may also occur in certain conditions.