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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.

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Every day, a number of people across each state and even the United States use airplanes to travel. In most cases, passengers depart and arrive safely. However, when an airplane does crash, it can cause catastrophic injuries to the passengers, and in some cases death. Aviation, aircraft, and airplane accident cases are extremely complex, and they require a thorough understanding of state and federal aviation law. These laws typically exist to regulate safety standards and operating procedures for aircrafts. The scope of aviation law is broad and covers personal injuries that take place on board an aircraft, including slip and fall accidents, wrongful death, and more.

A common carrier is one that represents to the public that its principal business is to transport individuals or cargo from one place to another for monetary compensation. Airlines, commercial buses, ferries, and trains are considered common carriers. In the context of aviation, airline operators owe a high duty of care to passengers on board. A high duty of care simply refers to the fact that airlines have a legal obligation to be vigilant about the safety of passengers.

There are a number of reasons that airplane crashes can happen, including a failure to abide by safety standards, a failure to maintain the aircraft, any dangerous conditions inside the aircraft, a failure to check the weather conditions, overloading an airplane, negligent actions by the pilot, and more. Due to the potential for accidents, airlines carry insurance to cover passengers in case of an accident. Continue Reading ›

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