Aviation Accidents

Orlando Injury Attorneys Investigate Airplane Accidents

Our Orlando personal injury attorneys review reports from the NTSB and FAA and apply aviation law to help victims & their families after airplane accidents.Though less common than auto accidents, each year, passengers run the risk of aviation accidents. Most consider air transportation a safe means of travel, but accidents occurring on commercial aircrafts, small planes and helicopters often result in wrongful death. Negligence is often to blame for preventable aviation accidents, and a full and independent inquiry into the causes of the accident must be performed. Our Orlando injury attorneys work for victims and their families to uncover the truth and hold the responsible parties accountable.

Aviation Accidents and Negligence

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operate with the goal of preventing aviation accidents. These federal agencies create air travel regulations and inspect aviation accidents in an effort to prevent future collisions. These agencies regulate many of the standards of operation for aircrafts. Airline companies and crew must ensure the safety of the passengers. When accidents occur, potential causes include:

  • Pilot error, potentially caused by inadequate training or inattentiveness
  • Failed equipment, possibly due to improper maintenance or repair
  • Faulty machinery or other parts
  • Disregard for Federal Aviation Administration regulations
  • Failure on behalf of air traffic controllers

A number of other factors can contribute to an aviation accident. Negligence on behalf of the pilot, aircraft company, employees, or other party puts the everyone on board the plane in danger. Depending on the exact cause of any accident, multiple parties may be at fault.

In addition, aviation law can be complex. Commercial airlines are considered common carriers since they carry many passengers and invite the public, which requires them to meet different standard from private planes. Common carriers must uphold stricter safety standards than private carriers. Other factors make each aviation accident case unique, and if you or someone you love was involved in an aviation accident, speak with an Orlando accident lawyer to decide how to best proceed. We can secure the evidence and work with experts to conduct an independent investigation into the accident on behalf of victims.

Working for Victims After an Aviation Accident

The negligence of an aircraft pilot, owner, manufacturer or other party can have severe consequences for passengers. If you lost someone in an aviation accident, you need an attorney who understands all the aspects of aircraft safety, FAA regulations and additional rules and laws that may affect your case. You should seek the legal services of Wooten Kimbrough, P.A. Our Orlando injury lawyers work tirelessly and earn settlements and verdicts worth $1 million and greater for many victims. Contact our firm today by phone at 1 (800) 235-7060 to discuss opening an investigation into an aviation accident.