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GALT: Hot Air Balloon Accident Injured One Person At Galt Balloon Festival After Balloon Caught Fire


Aug 10, 2019

Galt Balloon Festival Accident: Hot Air Balloon Accident Injured One Person At Galt Balloon Festival After Balloon Caught Fire

GALT, CALIFORNIA (August 8, 2019) – One person was injured in a hot air balloon accident after a balloon caught fire.

The accident took place during the Galt Balloon Festival. Witnesses are saying that a balloon began to deflate on its own and was falling out of the sky. As the balloon operate began to re-inflate the balloon a gust of air caused the balloon to crumple. 

The hot air balloon caught fire before it had to crash land. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the pilot. 

He was transported to the hospital with injuries. An investigation into the Galt hot air balloon festival accident remains ongoing at this point. 

Liability In Hot Air Balloon Accidents

According to one report from NBC News, “the National Transportation Safety Board has investigated 775 hot air balloon incidents in the United States, 70 involving fatalities. Sixteen people died while hot air ballooning from 2002 to 2012.” Determining liability in a hot air balloon accident can be extremely difficult. 

Hot air balloon manufactures may be liable for an accident if it was caused by a malfunction with the balloon itself. This can occur through product liability law. Companies have a legal responsibility to design, construct and manufacture products that are reasonably safe. 

Any person that is injured in an accident with a hot air balloon may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can investigate your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. 

Getting Help After A Hot Air Balloon Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the pilot that was injured in this hot air balloon accident? There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent accidents like this in the future. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a hot air balloon accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they deserve. Whether you need assistance after an accident or just have questions about the law we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285. 

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