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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Well, in truth, if he suffered a broken nose in a car accident he would get a payout of more than $5000.

    I don't think that kind of payout is appropriate in a car accident either, though.
    Yes but generally in a car accident, unless you are drunk and hit a telephone pole, someone is at fault.

    If you hit a deer, at night, driving who would pay you money for the damages? Aside your insurance company according to your plan??

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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes but generally in a car accident, unless you are drunk and hit a telephone pole, someone is at fault.

    If you hit a deer, at night, driving who would pay you money for the damages? Aside your insurance company according to your plan??
    If you are a passenger in the car and are injured in a no-fault accident, the driver or owner of the car is still responsible for your damages.

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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    If you are a passenger in the car and are injured in a no-fault accident, the driver or owner of the car is still responsible for your damages.
    So you are saying AA is responsible for the crash?

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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    The passengers should all put out a book full of shocking revelations.

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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    So you are saying AA is responsible for the crash?
    No, I am saying AA is responsible for the injuries of the passengers that were injured.

    It would be the same thing if it were a no fault accident where one of the passengers was injured in a taxi cab. The liability is greater because they were paying for safe delivery to their destination.

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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    No, I am saying AA is responsible for the injuries of the passengers that were injured.

    It would be the same thing if it were a no fault accident where one of the passengers was injured in a taxi cab. The liability is greater because they were paying for safe delivery to their destination.
    I don't see how AA can be responsible for an act of nature. That's not only silly it's ludicrous. The pilot did EVERYTHING right.

    Had he... tried to land at a runway, and failed due to pilot error... he's at fault.

    Crap like this makes me believe it's time to over throw the whole damned system.

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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I don't see how AA can be responsible for an act of nature. That's not only silly it's ludicrous. The pilot did EVERYTHING right.

    Had he... tried to land at a runway, and failed due to pilot error... he's at fault.

    Crap like this makes me believe it's time to over throw the whole damned system.
    They already did that once when insurance law pertaining to bodily injury was moved from a fault system to a no fault system. Most states have "no fault" systems in place so that the good driver does not have to fight with the insurance company to have money dispensed for injury to himself and his passengers.

    Damage to the vehicle is still managed through tort (lawsuit) where fault determines liability.

    I don't think you should be held liable for passengers in your vehicle except when they are paying you for the service of delivering them to a destination (like in a taxi or a plane). However, when they are paying for a service, the dynamic becomes one of you accepting liability for their well-being beyond social interaction that leads them to be in your vehicle as your guests.

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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    I can see Jallman's point on this up to a certain point. They did pay to have safe travel on this airplane. And while it was a freak act, it is still their fault.

    At the same time, if it was not for the airlines employee they should probably be dead right now. Unlike a taxicab, "accidents" in a plane don't tend to result in bodily harm, they result in bodily death. The fact that AA's employee was able to pull off a miraculous maneuver to actually save all their lives should, from a general feeling stand point not necessarily a legal one, play into AA's favor.

    I won't speak about the legality of this because frankly I don't know the laws at all and I don't want to speak about something I'm so ignorant of.

    From a general feeling standpoint, I believe that the airline should pay for any medical fees for physical injuries on top of the $5,000. I think the potential for emotional damage should not be held over the airlines head, as it was a freak accident that the people survived only because of the airlines employee's talent and skill.

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    Re: US Airways passengers get $5,000 each; is it enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    From a general feeling standpoint, I believe that the airline should pay for any medical fees for physical injuries on top of the $5,000. I think the potential for emotional damage should not be held over the airlines head, as it was a freak accident that the people survived only because of the airlines employee's talent and skill.
    I agree with you on that last part. I know if I survived a plane crash, I would feel empowered in a way. I like to think of myself as invincible anyway so it would just be playing to a psychosis I already have.

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