Traveling by airplane is considered one of the safest forms of travel. However, when an airplane accident takes place, the consequences can be devastating. If you have been injured in an airplane accident due to the pilot’s error, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our experienced injury attorneys understand how to handle aviation accident cases and can put this knowledge to use in your case.
Pilot error can have catastrophic results. Even the slightest blunder, oversight, or lapse in judgment can lead to a serious plane accident. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that more than 80 percent of aviation accidents are caused by pilot error. Some of these errors include failing to perform the necessary checks before a flight, mistakes in takeoff and landing, or simply inexperience.
If you’ve been hurt in a Florida plane crash due to pilot error, you may be able to recover damages under the theory of negligence. Negligence is the failure to act with reasonable care. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act in the same or similar circumstances. In the context of a pilot error crash, reasonable care would be measured by how a prudent pilot would operate an aircraft in the same or similar circumstances.