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.