Orlando Aviation Accident Lawyer

Many people have a fear of flying. Traveling by plane, however, is much safer than traveling by car. Statistically, motorists have a much higher chance of being involved in a deadly car accident than those traveling by air. According to the National Safety Council, the lifetime odds of dying in a plane crash are 1 in 9,821; the odds of dying in a car crash are significantly higher at 1 in 114 people. Because most Americans travel by car in their everyday commute, their fear is reduced considerably. Although traveling by plane is statistically safer than traveling by car, when aviation accidents occur – the results are devastating and almost always include fatalities.  

Aviation accidents, whether it be a private or commercial flight, are considered catastrophic accidents. When passengers survive an aviation disaster, they almost always suffer substantial and devastating injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. 

An airplane accident can inflict harm and damage to those near the site of the crash as well. Those who’ve been the victim, or lost someone they loved, in an aviation accident should be compensated for the injuries and the wrongful death. At The Umansky Law Firm, our team of aviation accident attorneys helps victims determine whether negligence played a role in the accident and advocate for those who have been wronged.  

What are Common Causes of Airplane Accidents?

Determining the cause of what went wrong in the air that led to a crash is not always easy. After investigating the accident, however, most aviation catastrophes are caused by the following: 

  • Violating guidelines of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
  • The pilot made an error
  • Air traffic controllers making an error
  • Structural and engineering design flaws
  • Improper maintenance of equipment
  • A mistake on the runway
  • Inclement weather

In the United States, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducts thorough investigations with local police authorities to determine the cause behind any aviation accident or airplane crash that occurs.

Statute of Limitations for Aviation Accidents in Florida 

The investigation might find multiple parties liable for an aviation accident or airplane crash. The accident can be caused by:

  • The pilot
  • The aircraft manufacturer
  • The airport
  • The airline
  • The insurance company
  • or a combination of all of these factors. 

Commercial airlines and large insurance companies with vast resources will hire skilled professionals in the aftermath of an aviation accident to save face and discount their liability as by convincing victims to settle for considerably less than they deserve. That’s why it’s important to have skilled and experienced legal experts on your side to defend your rights against large aircraft and insurance companies. Taking on these companies alone can result in substantial financial losses that an accomplished attorney would fight for on your behalf. 

It’s essential to seek legal help quickly after an aviation accident. Florida’s statute of limitations allows victims of plane crashes four years after an aviation accident to seek compensation. While four years sounds like a long time to file a claim, the investigations required to prepare a strong claim against airlines and insurance companies can take months. Since Florida’s aviation laws are so complex, it’s highly advised that you reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to recover the most compensation for your losses. 

Skilled Aviation Accident Attorneys in Central Florida

At The Umansky Law Firm, our team of experienced aviation accident lawyers will investigate and determine whether negligence was involved in your Orlando aviation accident. If we find fault, whether by the aircraft manufacturer or a third party, we’ll hold all liable parties responsible. If you or someone you love has been injured in an aviation accident in Orlando, it’s critical that you hire a skilled aviation accident attorney to help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve. 

At The Umansky Law Firm, our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience representing those injured in devastating accidents, such as airplane accidents. Our lawyers are experts in Florida’s complex personal injury laws and are passionate about providing aggressive legal representation to our clients. To speak with one of our aviation accident attorneys over a free consultation, complete an online contact form or call anytime at (407) 228-3838.