While plane travel is considered safe and most pilots are responsible professionals who take flying seriously, errors are made, pilots with less experience can show poor judgment, corporate owners are negligent, and aircraft are occasionally defective or not well-maintained. This accounts for many of airplane crashes in Florida.
Add in the unpredictable element of varied weather that can make flying a small plane, jet, or helicopter challenging and even an experienced pilot may find he is in a situation he cannot handle.
When a person dies in an aviation disaster through someone else’s negligence or misconduct, whether an individual or a company, a wrongful death has occurred. The decedents, or surviving family members, can bring a wrongful death lawsuit that seeks compensation for medical expenses, inheritance, and funeral expenses, among other claims.
While a wrongful death action will not bring back the loved one, financial considerations can help replace the lost income the loved one brought to support the home. Even if someone did not work outside of the home, their financial contribution can be calculated by an experienced Jacksonville wrongful death law firm. In cases of serious wrongdoing involving actual malice, fraud, or gross negligence that indicates a wanton disregard of the rights of others, punitive damages may be awarded in a wrongful death action.
Because aviation accidents involve state and federal law and require an investigation and evidence collection, the surviving family members of an aviation crash victim need an experienced Florida aviation wrongful death attorney to aggressively represent their claims.
If the company forced the pilot to fly in adverse conditions, the corporate entity could be partially at-fault for the injuries or fatalities that result in an aviation accident. If there is a failure with the aircraft, or some component of that plane, the manufacturer, the owner, the designer, or the maintenance supervisor, may share in the liability for a failed flight.
The Farah & Farah law firm understands aviation cases can be complex and negligence can be difficult to prove. If a family member dies as a result of an aviation disaster, the family’s grief is heightened realizing the death was the result of someone else’s negligence. Our Jacksonville fatal aviation accident lawyers will stay with your case in the pursuit of justice and a settlement to compensate for the loss of a loved one. We will provide the resources to hire experts and prepare for litigation. There is no upfront cost to you as we hold wrongdoers accountable.