February 6, 2017

How to Prevent Fatalities in a Plane Emergency

Categories: Personal Injury

All of us have seen scary movies involving emergencies in the air. At Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore, we want in-flight emergencies to stay a matter for Hollywood writers. Anyone traveling in an airplane these days should prepare for an emergency in order to avoid an injury. Here are a few tips to protect your life while flying in an airplane.

1: Listen to the Flight Attendant’s Directions

After getting on an airplane, a flight attendant will provide directions to follow in the event of emergencies during the flight or landing. Make sure to listen carefully to his or her directions in order to know what to do if or when an emergency occurs.

2: Notice Where the Emergency Exits are Located

Make sure to know where the nearest emergency exit is located on the airplane. These doors are labeled with signs and lights. In addition, while walking through an airplane, notice where other exits are located.

3: Keep Your Seat Belt Fastened During Liftoffs and Landings

You are required to fasten your seat belt during liftoffs and landings to avoid an injury. In addition, if there is a problem during the flight, an attendant may tell you to fasten your seat belt. There are also signs that may light up that inform you to fasten your seat belt.

4: Use Overhead Storage Bins Correctly

To prevent a head injury, make sure that overhead storage bins are locked above your seat and other passengers’ seats. During a bumpy flight, heavy suitcases can drop from poorly locked storage bins, leading to an injury.

5: Prevent Burns from Hot Foods and Beverages

Use caution while drinking hot beverages while on an airplane to avoid burns inside your mouth or on your body. Make sure that hot foods are cool enough to consume before eating anything.

6: Wear Natural Fabrics While On an Airplane

Experts recommend wearing clothing made of natural fabrics while on an airplane. If a fire occurs during a flight, man-made fabrics may be quicker to melt against your skin, leading to burns while making it difficult to escape from the airplane.

Contact Us For Assistance

Most of the above suggestions may appear nothing more than common-sensical, but they are important nonetheless. If you or a loved one is injured while using airplane transportation, contact a Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore Tampa personal injury attorney for assistance. We are here to help you.



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