Plane Crash? Call Our Commercial Aviation Accident Attorneys
Florida Law Firm Defends Rights of Survivors
When a commercial plane crash occurs, it is almost inevitable that passengers will suffer catastrophic injuries, permanent disability or death. Airline companies and their insurers, which are often international business entities, will use their extensive resources to protect themselves in court. Surviving family members are left with costly wrongful death claims that can take years to resolve and that can cost a fortune. If you are a surviving family member or victim of an airplane crash, then you may feel overwhelmed. However, our international commercial aviation accident attorneys can protect your rights and help you seek compensation for your losses.
The commercial aviation accident attorneys Colson Hicks Eidson are qualified to handle your case. With our team of experts, we are prepared to help you take on major commercial airlines. Our law firm is dedicated to holding any negligent party that may have contributed to the crash accountable for your losses. If you or a loved one has been in an aviation accident, we can help you file a claim to recover compensation.
How Do I File a Lawsuit After a Commercial Plane Crash?
Seeking compensation through a lawsuit can be difficult when a commercial airline is involved. Aircraft manufacturers, maintenance facilities, airline crew or other parties may all have contributed to your accident. It can take time to gather your evidence and make a claim. Usually, a lawsuit against a commercial airline takes a significant amount of time to prepare.
At Colson Hicks Eidson we will use all our resources to get to the bottom of your aviation accident. For decades, we have been representing passengers in commercial airline accident cases, and we have a history of obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements. We are also internationally recognized for our work on complex aviation accident cases and have handled claims arising out of accidents in multiple foreign countries. We can help determine the cause of the crash and hold negligent parties accountable for injuries or death.
What Are Common Commercial Airline Accident Causes?
Commercial airline accidents can originate from a wide variety of sources or parties. Errors by a pilot, defects in manufactured parts, faulty maintenance, and failures by an traffic controllers are all possible causes. Negligence by these professionals or manufacturers has resulted in engine failure, fuel leakage and malfunctioned components. If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. Most commercial airline accidents happen due to:
- Pilot Error: Almost half of all plane crashes happen due to pilot error. Trained commercial airline pilots are expected to safely navigate the airplane both on the ground and in the air. If a pilot misjudges weather conditions, misreads mechanical instruments or performs incorrect maneuvers, then the airline may be liable for your accident.
- Weather: Poor weather can reduce visibility or result in mechanical failure. An air traffic controller may misjudge conditions and put passengers at risk. Lightning, hail, high wind and heavy rain can strike a plane, creating the conditions in which accidents may happen. Even mild weather conditions, like fog, can cause a devastating accident.
- Mechanical Failure: When components in an aircraft fail or break down, serious accidents can occur. Parts may be improperly designed as a result of negligence by a manufacturer. Airplanes also require regular and careful maintenance. If a part fails, the maintenance facility may have been negligent.
Aviation Accident? Call Our Recognized Commercial Aviation Accident Attorneys
No matter the details of your aviation accident, we can help. Our Florida office near Miami is experienced in professional negligence, product liability and wrongful death in aviation accidents. We have successfully represented families and survivors in tragic crashes all over the world. Through a free initial consultation, we can review your case and let you know how we can help. We have successfully defended the rights of aviation victims in domestic and international crashes. Call Colson Hicks Eidson today at 305-476-7400 or contact us through our website.