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When boarding an aircraft, passengers expect a safe ride to their destination. Thankfully, most flights are uneventful. However, when aviation accidents do occur, they can result in catastrophic injuries or death. If you were injured or if a loved one was injured or killed in an aviation accident, you have the right to pursue compensation. Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys, a Florida law firm, has established a reputation as the aviation accident lawyers Florida victims and their families trust for experienced, compassionate representation.
Why Hire an Aviation Accident Attorney
Aviation injury lawyers help victims and their loved ones in several ways.
First, an attorney who regularly handles aviation accident cases can provide invaluable guidance and insight, helping you understand your options for recovering compensation for your losses.
Should you choose to pursue a legal claim, your airplane accident lawyers will work to compile evidence to bolster your claim and will fight for your rights to the best possible settlement or damage award, based on the facts and circumstances of the accident. We will not accept settlement offers which will not compensate victims appropriately for their losses.
As an airplane injury law firm, Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys understands the devastation that accompanies aviation accidents. We are skilled negotiators, fierce litigators, and tireless advocates for our clients.
What Is an Aviation Accident?
Not every injury involving an airplane is technically an aviation accident; the term “aviation accident” has been specifically defined by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO.)
An incident is deemed an aviation accident when the accident:
- Occurs in flight (from the time a passenger boards to the time the last person deplanes), and
- Results in serious injury to, or the death of, someone aboard, or results in in damage to the aircraft
Your aviation accident attorneys will review and investigate the circumstances of the accident to establish that the incident meets this legal definition.
What Causes Most Airplane Accidents?
Aviation accidents happen for a variety of reasons. In some cases, equipment failure is to blame. In other situations, weather conditions play a role. However, most airplane accidents are the result of human error, including:
- Pilot drowsiness
- Air traffic control mistakes
- Alcohol or drug use
- Distraction/inattention in the cockpit
- Flight plan deviations
- Failure to adjust for weather conditions
- Errors by crew members
- Mechanical errors are not addressed
Personnel responsible for maintaining aircraft safety can also inadvertently cause aircraft accidents. Your airline injury lawyers will work to gather evidence to support your claim for damages when someone’s negligence was responsible for the incident.
Common Injuries After a Florida Aviation Accident
While aircraft incidents often result in death, they can also leave victims with severe, life-altering injuries. Some of the most common injuries from Florida aviation accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
- Nerve damage
- Limb amputation
- Back and neck injuries
- Wrongful death
Who Can Be Held Liable in an Aviation Accident?
Your aviation accident attorneys will work hard to identify all potentially responsible parties and to hold them accountable for their actions or negligence. In some cases, multiple parties have some culpability for causing aviation accidents.
Responsible parties may include:
- Aircraft owner
- Aircraft and/or aircraft parts manufacturer
- Crew member(s)
- Air traffic control personnel
- Another passenger
Anyone who played a role in the accident, and its resulting injuries, can be held liable and responsible for paying compensation to victims.
Choose the Aviation Accident Lawyers Florida Victims Trust
Aviation accident claims are often complex matters, involving multiple responsible parties and highly technical evidence. If you were injured, or if a loved one was injured or killed in an aviation accident, you need a skilled, experienced attorney who understands these nuances and who is prepared to fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.
We have been fighting for Florida aviation accident victims’ rights for years. Schedule your free consultation today to explore your options.