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Florida Aviation Lawyers Can Represent You

Florida Aviation Lawyers Can Represent You

While aviation accidents are relatively rare, when they do occur, the results can be tragic.

Recent statistics indicate that these accidents increased in 2018, despite recent efforts by regulators and industry groups to enhance safety systems on private planes and emphasize practical and theoretical skills for new pilots.

  • From 2017 to 2018, U.S. civil aviation deaths increased from 347 to 393, a disappointing reversal of previous declines in both commercial aviation and small plane accident fatalities.
  • The aviation industry’s first airline passenger fatality in nine years occurred in 2018 when a Southwest Airline passenger was killed in connection with an engine failure.
  • In announcing the statistics, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt warned that aviators “need to renew their emphasis on building and sustaining a safety culture, and recipients of our safety recommendations in this area need to implement those life-saving recommendations.”

Television viewers may be mesmerized by footage of aviation disasters, but their concern fades as the media moves on to other stories. For victims and their families, fatalities and serious injuries caused by aviation accidents have a devastating effect forever.

At the Florida personal injury law firm of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, our attorneys are experienced in litigating aviation cases, some are pilots themselves and we are committed to helping victims of aviation disasters. We understand that losing a loved one unexpectedly in an aviation accident feels unbearable, and our personal injury trial lawyers will treat you with compassion and sensitivity.

Florida Injury Attorneys with a Passion for Justice

We have helped bring justice to families and survivors in cases that involve commercial airliners, small planes, seaplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft. While we cannot bring your loved one back, we fight aggressively to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. We have the experience and resources to take on formidable adversaries and complex cases. Because we are passionate about justice, if necessary we are not afraid to take your case to trial against well-funded corporations and their powerful attorneys.

Aviation accidents involve a complex intersection of personal injury laws, so you will want to be represented by a Florida aviation lawyer who has successfully represented other victims of aviation accidents. Our aviation attorneys have considerable knowledge of flight control practices, procedures, and protocols, and some of our attorneys are licensed pilots.

Our Florida Accident Legal Team and You

If you or a family member is involved in an aviation accident, we will put together the legal team you need to pursue the justice you deserve. Each team is tailored to each client’s case and the unique issues involved. Your team likely will include attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and a variety of aviation industry experts.

But the most important member of this team is you, and we listen carefully to you before we plan our approach to your case. With meticulous attention to detail, we will investigate every likely cause of the accident and determine who is at fault. Then, whether your aviation accident was related to pilot error, defective design, inadequate maintenance or negligence, we will develop a legal strategy and fight for your right to recovery.

Speak with a Florida Aviation Attorney Today

If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed or injured in an aviation accident, please contact a personal injury lawyer at Searcy Denney today for a free, confidential consultation. We are ready to help you hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligence. So please complete our Contact Form or call us now at 1-800-780-8607.


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"Nick DeBellis obtained the maximum recovery of full insurance limits in the case we worked on. He is a true professional and recommend him to anyone in South Florida."
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