West Palm Beach Aviation Accident Attorney
Aviation accidents are rare, though usually end in serious trauma and death, which is why every aviation accident we handle is a very sensitive matter. The cause of the crash can be one of the most difficult, as well as important, pieces of the puzzle to solve when ascribing liability. Negligence can fall on the shoulder of the pilot, commercial airline company, aircraft manufacturer, or maintenance crew, depending on the specific case. Aviation accidents are one of the most complex personal injury or wrongful death scenarios there are, which is why an experienced attorney will never take such a case lightly. Call us today to speak with one of our West Palm Beach Aviation Accident Attorneys and to discuss how our aggressive and meticulous attention to detail can help you attain the compensation you are entitled to.
Determining the Cause of the Crash Leads to Finding the Negligent Party
Many traffic accidents are somewhat obvious in terms of what lead to the collision. While determining who is negligent, and to what degree, can be be somewhat more complicated, the entire case of an aviation accident is difficult, including finding out what happened. Our team of aviation attorneys will perform a detailed post-crash investigation, and employ the use of specialists if necessary, to find out exactly what happened. Private plane crashes are typically the fault of the pilot due to lack of experience, improper maintenance of the craft, or attempting to fly in unsafe conditions. In fact, one of the main causes of private plane crashes was determined to be “controlled flight into terrain,” according to the Washington Post, meaning that the pilot flew into the ground, a hillside, water, or man-made obstacle without seeing it in time to react. The many safety devices found on commercial airline jets make such incidents much less likely. Commercial jets also do not fly close to the ground other than during takeoff and landing, and are generally easier to control than small private aircraft. Additionally, commercial jets are all equipped with black boxes that record the moments leading up to a crash for investigators to analyze at a later time.
Private Aviation Accidents Cause Many More Fatalities Than Commercial Airlines
While flying in a commercial airline is vastly safer than driving, the same cannot be said for private aviation, according to National Transportation Safety Board data as reported by Livescience. In fact, commercial airline travel has become much safer over the past few decades, while there has been virtually zero progress in making private aviation any safer. Many victims of private airline crashes are hesitant to file a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit against the pilot responsible for the crash because they, many times, may be a family member or close friend. However, to assure that you and your immediate family that you are responsible for do not suffer crippling financial strains for the years to come, it is important to receive the compensation that you need and deserve. In almost all cases, the negligent pilot’s insurance provider will be the party paying for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages; it will not come out of the pocket of the pilot themselves.
Pike & Lustig Aviation Accident Attorneys
The West Palm Beach aviation accident attorneys at Pike & Lustig, LLP-Pike & Lustig, LLP have years of experience representing victims of car, truck & motorcycle accidents in West Palm Beach and surrounding areas in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties. Our personal injury attorneys understand your needs following a serious accident, and we know what it takes to get results.
West Palm Beach Aviation Accident Attorneys Experienced in all Aspects of Aviation Accident Investigation and Litigation
We investigate your case to obtain the information needed to assist in proving negligence on behalf of the pilot and, thus, insurance coverage for your bodily injury, medical bills, property damage and pain and suffering.
Aviation accidents often involve the death of a loved one or lifelong permanent injuries and pain and suffering.
Call our 24 Hour Hotline for Immediate Assistance with Your West Palm Beach Aviation Accident Case
Given the fact that several accidents occur in the early morning and late evening hours, Pike and Lustig, LLP-Pike & Lustig, LLP, has an established 24-hour hotline (855-TRN-PIKE). Our West Palm Beach accident attorneys are ready to take your call and assist you in your time of need. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an aviation crash in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, South Beach or neighboring communities, call us at our West Palm Beach office at 561-855-7585 for immediate assistance.