We Represent Individuals and Families Who Have Suffered Injuries and Lost Loved Ones in All Types of Aviation Accidents
While major aviation disasters are rare, there are still hundreds of civil aviation deaths in Florida and throughout the United States each year. Non-fatal injuries are even more common, with causes ranging from skydiving accidents to luggage falling from overhead compartments on commercial aircrafts. Regardless of the circumstances involved, the consequences of aviation accidents can be devastating. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one, you should talk to a Florida aviation accident lawyer right away.
Experienced Legal Representation for Aviation Accident Cases in Florida
Our lawyers provide experienced legal representation for aviation accident cases in Florida. Whether you are a Florida resident, you were visiting Florida, or your loved one was killed in an accident involving a flight that departed from Florida, we can help you pursue a legal claim. We will investigate the accident to determine what company is liable, and then we will use our experience to seek just compensation on your behalf.
We represent individuals and families in cases involving all types of aviation accidents, including:
- Charter airplane accidents
- Commercial airline accidents
- Helicopter accidents
- Major aviation disasters
- Private airplane accidents
- Seaplane accidents
- Skydiving accidents
- Tour and sightseeing accidents
Potential Factors in Serious and Fatal Aviation Accidents
Similar to other types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, recovering financial compensation for an aviation accident starts with determining the cause. Airplanes and helicopters are extraordinarily complex, and extensive maintenance is essential for avoiding mechanical failures, electrical failures, and other issues. Pilots must undergo extensive training, and they must remain focused on the task of flying at all times. Unfortunately, oversights and other mistakes are common, and, tragically, they often have serious or fatal consequences.
Some examples of potential factors in aviation accidents include:
- Defective landing gear or other defective aviation components
- Faulty design (i.e., an overhead compartment latch that is prone to opening on its own)
- Inadequate maintenance or failure to supervise mechanics
- Negligent ground traffic or air traffic control
- Negligent instruction
- Pilot inexperience or negligence
- Runway defects
- Weather-related issues
What Should You Do After a Serious or Fatal Aviation Accident?
There are several steps involved in recovering financial compensation for a serious, or for a loved one’s, fatal aviation accident. While this primarily includes steps that a skilled Florida aviation accident lawyer will take for you, there are also some important steps that you can take on your own. To protect your (or your family’s) legal rights, you should:
1. Talk to a Florida Aviation Accident Lawyer
It is extremely important that you hire a Florida aviation accident lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will need to get to work immediately on preserving evidence and contacting witnesses that are relevant to your claim. You should rely on your lawyer’s advice to avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your financial recovery.
2. Keep Everything You Have Related to the Accident
From cell phone photos to documents from the insurance companies, be sure to keep everything you have related to the accident. Keep copies of your medical records and bills as well.
3. Take Detailed Notes
In addition to keeping relevant photos and documents, you should also take detailed notes. Try to write down everything you know about the accident. Do not leave out any details, and do not make any assumptions about what might (or might not) be relevant to your aviation accident claim.
4. Keep the Details to Yourself
Aside from your Florida aviation accident lawyer, you should not discuss the details of the accident with anyone. This applies to your friends and family, your online followers, and the media. The insurance companies will try to use your own words (and potentially your own friends and loved ones) against you, so it is best not to say anything about the accident at this time.
Why Choose a Florida Aviation Accident Lawyer at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.?
Your choice of law firms could have a significant impact on the outcome of your aviation accident claim in Florida. So, why should you choose Spivey Law Firm?
- For over 25 years, we have used our experience to help those involved in serious and fatal accident cases. We have represented victims of all types of serious and fatal accidents, and we have secured over $219 million for our clients.
- Our practice is devoted to helping accident victims and families recover just compensation. Unlike other law firms that handle a broad range of legal matters, our practice focuses exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death representation.
- We have had significant success in settlement negotiations and at trial. While the vast majority of our cases end in negotiated settlements, our lawyers also have significant trial records. We will use our experience to make sure you and your family receive just compensation.
How Do Contingency Fees Work in Aviation Accident Cases?
We provide contingency fee representation for all aviation accident cases. With contingency fee representation, there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you. Your initial consultation is entirely free; and, if you choose our firm to represent you, we won’t charge you anything while your case is pending. If we help you recover just compensation, our legal fees will be calculated as a percentage of your monetary recovery.
Speak with a Florida Aviation Accident Lawyer for Free
If you need to speak with a Florida aviation accident lawyer, we encourage you to contact us right away. The sooner we can get to work on your claim, the better. To speak with one of our experienced lawyers about your situation in confidence, contact us online now.
Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and Collier County at 239.793.7748.