Miami Aviation Accident Lawyer

As air traffic increases, so does the risk that passengers will be involved in an aviation accident. Generally, air traffic is considered to be a safe means of transportation, but when accidents do occur, they often result in fatalities.  Our aviation accident lawyers, located in Miami and Tavernier in the Florida Keys, investigate and represent victims of both major commercial air carrier accidents and general aviation accidents, including small planes, charter flights, pleasure crafts, helicopters, and hang gliders.

Causes of Plane Crashes

The most common causes of both major carrier and general aviation accidents include:

  • Pilot error
  • Faulty equipment
  • Federal Aviation Administration regulations violations
  • Structural or design problems
  • Negligence of Flight Service Station employees
  • Mid-air collisions
  • Flight instructor error
  • Air traffic control errors
  • Improper loading
  • In-flight icing
  • Negligent maintenance

In an aviation accident, the potentially liable (legally responsible) parties can vary depending on the cause of the accident. The owner and operator of an aircraft certainly may be liable.  Manufacturers or maintenance suppliers may be liable in certain circumstances.  Even the federal government may bear some responsibility for an aircraft accident.

Any legal claim arising from an aviation accident requires a detailed understanding of aircraft function and safety, FAA regulations, and specific rules related to aviation litigation.  Aviation litigation is complex and involves an analysis of state, federal, and potentially international law. There are numerous issues that will affect the outcome of aircraft litigation, including the parties that may be named as defendants, questions of venue (where a lawsuit can be brought), aviation engineering, industry standards and federal government rules and regulations. If you have been injured or a family member has been killed in an aircraft accident, you should contact a Miami aviation attorney who is experienced in this complex legal area in order to protect your rights. Read our FAQ about personal injury or call us today!

Contact us if you or someone you care about is in need of an aviation accident lawyer or any other of our practice areas.

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