Aviation Accidents


Everyday, thousands of Americans travel on airplanes and other aircrafts and arrive safely at their destinations. Almost all aircraft passengers have been told that it is safer to fly in an airplane than drive in a car, but not all passengers escape their flights without injury. Airlines and airplane employees are expected to use the utmost care when transporting travelers between their destinations. Airlines are also expected to possess all the necessary equipment and to employ people trained to use the equipment. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) imposes strict safety guidelines on airlines which they are to uphold. The FAA also places specific restrictions on airline pilots and flight attendants as well, and all are expected to adhere to federal guidelines.

Of the fifty-six “events” relating to accidents listed on the Federal Aviation Administration’s website occurring between August 27, 2006 through December 20, 2011, fifteen of those accidents occurred in or were related to Florida, including one accident over the Gulf of Mexico. While most people assume that aviation accidents only involve large commercial jets, aviation law actually also includes helicopters, small charter planes and personal planes. These smaller aircrafts have a much higher accident rate than large commercial jets.

Accidents and injuries can be caused a number of ways on airplanes and at airports: pilot error, mistakes by ground control, flying in unsuitable weather, poor aircraft maintenance, mechanical failure, manufacturing defects, improper cargo storage, unsafe jetways, wet floors on the jetway or in the airport, severe turbulence, and flight attendant carelessness, among others. In the event of a major accident, while rare, wrongful death claims can be brought. If you or a loved one have been injured in an airplane accident as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you are entitled to compensation to cover your medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering and any scarring or disfigurement caused by the accident.

An attorney litigating aircraft accidents must understand the complexities of both federal and state aviation and federal and state tort law, as well as international aviation law. The Miami airplane accident attorneys at Friedland | Carmona are expert Florida aviation accident lawyers who can assist you in making this difficult process easier by working diligently to obtain the recovery you deserve. Jonathan R. Friedland has won multiple verdicts and settlements in the Florida courts, both State and Federal, for thousands of accident victims. These verdicts and settlements include multiple million-dollar recoveries. In one particular case, Mr. Friedland was able to reach a multi-million dollar settlement with a defendant’s insurance company after the insurance company failed to deal with the plaintiff, a widowed mother of five, in “good faith.” As a result, the plaintiff is able to provide future education for all of her children and future care for her three adopted special needs children.

Call the Kendall personal injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona at 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to receive your FREE consultation. We will discuss your case and how our firm can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Many victims never get the settlement they deserve because they are unsure if they have a claim. Don’t hesitate—Contact the Miami airlines accident lawyers at Friedland | Carmona today! Let our family take care of your family!