Fort Lauderdale Airplane Accident Attorney
We Represent Plane Crash Victims in Broward County, Florida
With U. S. commercial airlines topping the list for being the safest mode of travel in the United States, thousands of people choose air flight every day for traveling to or from the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. area. And, with a rate of 0.06 deaths per billion miles traveled, their confidence is well-founded. However, despite the low death rate, accidents do happen with air travel and, when they do, the results are often devastating. If a loved one has been injured or killed in a plane crash, you need a Fort Lauderdale or Broward County airplane accident lawyer who knows the ins and outs of aviation laws, and has a proven track record of winning or settling such cases.
What causes aviation accidents?
Airplane crashes can happen as a result of a number of causes, including:
- mechanical malfunction
- pilot error
- weather conditions
- control tower miscommunication
How Do I report a plane crash or obtain information about possible victims?
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent United States federal government agency that oversees investigations into transportation accidents and communicates with families of victims of these accidents. While the NTSB is a valuable resource for these families, it is strongly recommended that legal counsel who is experienced in litigating cases involving aviation accidents is consulted as well. There are statutory provisions for the families of these victims and a legal team who is knowledgeable in aviation law and related accidents will be best equipped to protect and fight for these families.
It is also extremely important that victims or families of victims refrain from engaging in discussions with representatives of the airline company. The Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 forbids contact by the airline insurance carrier with the victim’s family. Also, a 30-day moratorium period is to be provided for these families in which they are to be free from contact from lawyers, including lawyers who represent the airline. This is why it is important that families seek legal counsel from a trusted aviation accident attorney as soon as possible, so that the accident can be investigated by an objective third party on behalf of the injured, allowing the family to mourn and heal in peace.
An additional provision of the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 includes transportation of family members to the site of the accident as well as providing food and shelter for them. It is also very important that surviving victims and family members refrain from speaking to members of the news media who may be on the scene. A comment expressed with harmless intentions can be skillfully manipulated by opposing attorneys.
Why do I need an airplane crash lawyer if the NTSB Will investigate the accident?
While the National Transportation Safety Board normally investigates aviation accidents thoroughly, they do not serve in any capacity as an advocate for the injured. For this reason, it is crucial that Broward County victims and/or their families seek their own legal representation from a law firm experienced in investigating aviation accidents. Aviation attorneys such as those at Davitian Law, P.A. have this type of experience.
The Fort Lauderdale plane crash lawyers at Davitian Law, P.A. have successfully fought for victims who have suffered loss or injury from aviation accidents in Broward County, Florida and beyond. Our personal injury attorneys have successfully pursued and won millions of dollars for these victims and their families over the past 20 years. Additionally, our cases have served to bring safety concerns to the forefront of the transportation industry, resulting in safer flying standards and equipment for the public.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an aviation accident, call the Broward County aviation accident attorneys at Davitian Law, P.A. at (954) 488-2420.