Airplane Accidents Are Often
Devastating and Fatal.
Our attorneys investigate to build the best possible case against the Defendant airline or pilot.
Airlines, manufacturers, and pilots have a duty to provide safe travel for their passengers, as well as their employees, whether they be professional or commercial entities, or operating for recreational use. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.
While air travel is widely considered to be one of the safest industries in the world, the fact is, airplane crashes don’t just happen by chance. They are often caused by some form of negligence or a careless act.
While uncommon, air plane crashes do happen. In fact, the Aviation Safety Network reported there were 15 fatal airliner accidents in 2018, leading to 556 deaths. Twelve of those involved passenger flights, and three involved airlines on the European Union’s “blacklist.” Common causes of plane crashes include:
- Pilot Error
- Defective Equipment
- Defective Design
- Structural Problems
- Errors made by federal air traffic controllers
- Faulty maintenance or repair of the plane
- Fuel problems
- Negligent leadership and management
Types of Airplane Accident Injury Claims
There are many types of airplane accidents and each one may require a different investigative approach. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorneys dedicated to evaluating all aspects of an airplane accident from the physical evidence, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report, etc. Possible claims include, but are not limited to:
- Product liability claims may be filed when defective equipment, faulty design, or structural problems are suspected as major factors in a plane crash
- Negligence may be claimed if the crash was due to pilot error or other human mistake
- The Federal Tort Claims Act may be used if the negligence of an FAA employee is a suspected cause.
Physical & Emotional Damages for Victims & Survivors
Passengers who survive airplane accidents often have to deal with serious, life-altering physical injuries. They will also likely have to medically manage emotional injuries, such as PTSD or “survivor’s remorse”. Our law firm stand by prepared to help your family on your journey to recovery.
Injury types resulting from airline negligence may include, but are not limited to:
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Broken Neck
- Chest/Rib Injuries
- Crushed Larynx/Trachea
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- “Survivor’s Guilt” and other emotional injuries
- Muscle Sprains/Strains
- Broken Bones & Fractures
- Jaw Injuries/Loss of Teeth
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The West Palm Beach airplane accident attorneys at GOLDLAW will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine how best to pursue your insurance claim in order to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
We have helped families establish college funds for minor children of our deceased clients, secured compensation for life-long mental health counseling and/or medical treatment, and lump-sum compensation for pain and suffering.
Catastrophic airplane accidents inflict tremendous loss in terms of casualties and injuries; these types of accident rarely just “happen”. If you find yourself in the extremely unfortunate circumstances of having been touched in some way by an airplane accident, get the legal team with the experience and tenacity to vigorously pursue the compensation you are owed by hiring GOLDLAW.
Liability & Damage Recovery
Airlines and operators have a duty to ensure their passengers and employees get from one place to another safely. If something goes wrong due to various potential failures—from security to failing to properly screen pilots and other employees—the airline is then liable for bodily injuries or deaths that take place as a result of their negligence.
In situation where a recreational plane and pilot is involved, it is still the sole responsibility of that pilot and the owner of the small aircraft, if it is not the pilot, to ensure the safety of its passengers. When they don’t, and injury or loss of life occurs as a result, lives are changed forever, and the only thing that may be able to bring some semblance of peace and closure is the maximum compensation you deserve under the law.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in an airplane accident, GOLDLAW may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Airplane accident compensation may include:
- Hospital & Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Vehicle Damage
- Pain and Suffering
- Cost of Future Care
- Property Damage
Don’t wait for the insurance company to figure out how much compensation you deserve for your injuries or loss. Insurance agents and adjusters work for the insurance company’s benefit, not yours. It is important that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced West Palm Beach airplane accident attorney. Contact us today for more information, or call (561) 222-2222.