Aviation is serious business, and commercial pilots are required to meet a rigorous set of standards.
A pilot must be at least 18 year old and must have at least 250 hours of flight experience. Flying in low visibility requires additional training and flight time. A pilot must be FAA rated to fly by instruments and must have 40 hours of experience in flying by instruments, pass a test (written) on FFA instrument flying regulations and must demonstrate to an examiner that he can fly by instruments.
An aviation attorney is experienced with aviation law, including the FAA regulations. If the actions of the airline are found to be negligent, for example, their pilot did not meet the proper standards, you may also be entitled to punitive damages.
Even if you think you are not seriously injured, you should visit a health care professional at the time of the accident. Some injuries may not manifest immediately. All documentation regarding the care you receive at your health care professional’s office needs to be kept—it may be needed in pursuit of your much-deserved compensation for your injuries.