If you were injured in an aviation accident or someone you love was killed in an air crash, consult our experienced aviation accident attorneys in Tampa as soon as possible. Our seasoned legal team at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett has a deep knowledge of aviation injury laws, and we can help you pursue a strong claim for financial compensation. It only takes one call to hire us, and we take all our cases on a contingency fee basis, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Investigating Your Aviation Accident Claim in Florida

State and federal authorities investigate every aviation accident in the country. A report typically issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) identifies the causes of the plane crash, providing vital evidence if the claim goes to trial. These are a few common causes of aircraft accidents in Florida:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Design defects
  • Pilot error
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Air traffic controller error
  • Poor aircraft maintenance

Experienced attorneys must review this report to prepare a strong claim. At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, we involve independent experts in reviewing the information and evaluating evidence. In our experience, detailed analysis of the evidence places claimants at a strong vantage point.

Determining Liability for a Florida Aviation Accident

These are a few parties that might be held liable in an aircraft accident:

  • Airline company
  • Aircraft manufacturer
  • Airplane designers
  • Pilots
  • Ground crew
  • Fixed base operators (FBOs)
  • Air traffic controllers
  • Airplane mechanics and engineers
  • Service companies

In some cases, multiple parties can be at fault as well. You should speak with an experienced aviation accident lawyer in Tampa to ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Causes of Pilot Errors

The most common cause of aviation accidents is pilot error. These are related to the negligent or careless operation of the aircraft and may include the following:

  • Poor communication
  • Low-level maneuvering
  • Inadequate preflight inspections
  • Weather
  • CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain)
  • Running out of fuel
  • Inadequate preflight planning
  • Not performing the “I’M SAFE” checklist: illness, medication, stress, alcohol, fatigue, emotion, and eating
  • Failure to use a checklist
  • Mismanagement of technology

Airlines carry extensive insurance coverage to help cover injuries and death in the unfortunate event of an accident. It’s critical to work with an attorney that attempts to seek maximum compensation in complex aircraft accidents and who can fight airline insurance companies on your behalf.

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Damages You Can Claim in Florida Aviation Accidents

If you or someone you love was injured in an aircraft accident in Florida, you might be entitled to a damages award. You may be able to obtain compensation for financial losses arising from the following:

  • Losing the ability to work
  • Medical bills
  • Property damage

You could also be entitled to seek compensation for intangible losses, such as:

  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Pain and suffering
  • PTSD
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
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Our Trial Attorneys have the Experience to Take on Large Airline Carriers and Insurance Companies. Get Strong Legal Representation to Fight for Your Rights.

The experienced and resourceful attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have obtained significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of victims in Florida aviation accidents. With our demonstrable track record of advocating for the rights of the injured and obtaining maximum settlements and verdicts on their behalf, you can count on us to do whatever it takes to achieve the most favorable outcome.

Call us at 813-223-2030 or reach us online to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our legal team.

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