Your Rights if You or a Loved One is Injured in an Airplane Accident
For most people these days, flying has a tendency to be a relatively straightforward and safe process. Statistics consistently show that the chances of incurring a serious injury are much more likely in the car on the way to the airport than on the airplane itself. However, every so often there are disruptions among… Read More »
Were You Injured While on a Flight?
Air travel is always a risk, especially when you have to contend with human carelessness. What if a flight attendant doesn’t properly fasten an overhead bin and luggage falls on top of a passenger during the flight? Or what if the piece that keeps a tray table in place is broken and a tray… Read More »
Negligent Airport Security and the Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting
On January 6, 2017, a man opened fire in the Fort Lauderdale airport and killed five people. One year later, the family of one of the victims filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several entities they claim are responsible for the incident. They are only seeking damages for the pain and suffering they’ve experienced… Read More »
Toxic Fumes on Airplanes
In May an international flight traveling from Orlando to the United Kingdom turned around after two crew members and more than a dozen passengers became ill from inhaling toxic fumes that were contaminating the cabin air. This was a Thomson Airways Flight, but similar incidents have occurred on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and British… Read More »
Airplane Accidents and Onboard Incidents
Airplane accidents can happen anytime and anyplace. While airplane accidents are far less common than car accidents, the potential for death and injury can be devastating. Airplane Accident Causes Common causes of airplane accident include: Flying in dangerous weather conditions, like a bad storm; Pilot error due to fatigue, illness or alcohol use; and… Read More »
Who is Liable in a Small Plane Accident?
Small plane accidents are much more common than most people believe. Just this past December, two people were killed when their plane crashed on the way from the Willmar Municipal Airport to Spruce Creek, where one of the passengers owned a vacation home. According to witnesses, the pilot missed the runway and flew into… Read More »
Can the Pilot of a Private Plane be Held Liable for an Accident?
Whether a person has a fear of flying or not, it inevitably crosses their mind at some point before or during the flight that the plane may go down, or that there may be a serious malfunction that will cause it to temporarily drop from the sky and inflict serious injury in the process…. Read More »
Are Commercial Airlines Responsible for Aviation Accidents and Passenger Injuries?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as much as 25 percent of Americans have some nervousness regarding air travel, and 6.5 percent suffer from aviophobia. Despite the fear and anxiety that air travel evokes in a majority of the population however, air travel is one of the safest modes of transportation. In… Read More »
Investigators Probe Cause Of Deadly Pompano Beach Plane Crash
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Broward County Sheriff’s office have begun investigation the cause of multi-engine plane crash that left three in critical condition with severe burns. The plane went down in a residential neighborhood in Pompano Beach around 3 pm shortly after take off in what witnesses describe as… Read More »
Man Survives Plane Crash In Lake County
The pilot of a small ultralight aircraft is recovering from injuries sustained in a recent plane crash in Lake County, Florida. The pilot, who was practicing “touch and go” maneuvers, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical in Orlando. The pilot took off from Florida Flying Gators Ultralight Airport in Mineola… Read More »