Aviation/Plane Crash Accidents
Orlando, Ocala, Kissimmee, Brandon, Winter Haven, Florida
It is often said that flying is the safest way to travel. While there are many statistics that can support such a claim, one thing is for certain: if you are ever in a plane that falls from the sky, your likelihood of surviving the crash is extremely low.
Of course, not all aviation-related accidents involve planes that are in flight. Collisions and other accidents happen on the ground that can lead to significant personal injury. Most aircraft accidents are the result of human error, which means someone can be found liable. If you have been injured, or if a loved one has been killed in an aviation accident, experienced Orlando aviation accident attorney Stephen J. Knox can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Causes of Aviation Accidents
Human error is the leading cause of aviation accidents. Here are some common examples:
- Pilot error
- Faulty or poorly maintained aircraft
- Design flaws
- Failure to re-fuel the aircraft
- Air traffic controller negligence
The fact is most aviation accidents can be avoided. FAA safety standards are in place to protect pilots, passengers, and other airline workers from such accidents. These standards, however, are only minimum guidelines and cannot always be adequately enforced.
A Complex Area of Law
Calculating damages in an aviation accident may be quite difficult. If you have lost a loved one and are filing a wrongful death claim, your lawyer must be able to estimate lost future earning capacity. Furthermore, there may be more than one party liable for your damages. It is important that you hire an attorney who can accurately assess the party or parties to hold accountable.
Stephen Knox has been helping injured victims in the Central Florida area recover compensation for more than two decades. He has the skills and experience needed to evaluate every aspect of these difficult claims to ensure that you have the greatest likelihood of a fair recovery.
If you live in the Orlando, Ocala, Kissimmee, Brandon or Winter Haven, Florida areas and have been injured in an aviation accident, please contact our Orlando personal injury law office today to arrange your free case evaluation. We also serve Bartow, Citrus, Mulberry, Plant City, Sumter, and Zephyrhills.