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If you or your loved one has suffered a serious injury due to an aviation accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At The Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we understand the physical, financial and emotional toll such an injury can have on a person and their loved ones. Not only do medical bills start to pile up, it can be an incredibly stressful time considering you may not be able to work and may be relying heavily on your family to help you with day-to-day tasks. With years of experience, you can rest assured that we will zealously advocate for your rights every step of the way.

Last month, a Florida man was killed by a spinning plane propeller at the Cleveland Regional Jetport. According to Cleveland Police Department public information, L.K., age 69, was found near his private plane with a severe head injury. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The plane involved in the incident was a Cessna 182.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the accident, which says that L.K.’s wife was outside of the plane as he performed a preflight inspection of the aircraft. According to the report, L.K.’s wife heard the propeller move and what sounded like the engine trying to start. When she looked up, she saw her husband tumble to the ground and she called for help.

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While in-flight injuries are relatively rare, they can and do happen. If you or a loved one has been injured in an air flight injury, you may be able to recover compensation for your harm. Our hard-working Miami airplane accident attorneys have the skill and knowledge required to vigorously protect your rights. Airplane accident cases are very complicated, which is why choosing an experienced lawyer is of the utmost importance.

Air travel is one of the most common and efficient ways to get around. It is becoming even more popular as budget airlines offer less expensive alternatives to traditional airlines. A report by the Air & Space Magazine indicates that there were 3.5 billion airline passengers in 2015, a number that was only predicted to increase, and it did. According to the International Air Transport Association’s industry performance statistics for 2016 – airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers that year.

In-flight injuries can range in severity from minor and easily forgotten about to extremely serious and necessitating long-term medical care. There are a number of ways a person can be injured on a flight including, but not limited to:

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In Florida, many people go on hot air balloon rides each year. Some are celebrating a birthday or a wedding, while others just want to enjoy a picturesque view. If you or someone you know has been injured in a hot air balloon accident, it is important to seek the help and guidance of a Miami injury attorney. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we can apply the law aggressively to your case to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

While hot air balloon rides are relatively safe, the sad reality is that devastating accidents do happen. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recorded that 775 hot air balloon accidents took place between 1964 and 2014. Of those accidents, approximately 70 involved fatalities, and 16  deaths occurred between the years of 2002 and 2012.

Just as with airplane and helicopter pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration licenses hot air balloon pilots. These pilots are subject to strict federal aviation rules and regulations intended to promote the safe operation of hot air balloons.

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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 →