Aviation Accidents Lake Worth Florida
Visitors to Lake Worth, Florida, often fly in on commercial or private aircraft. With several international and local airports nearby, visitors can choose to take a commercial flight into Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach, or fly on a private or corporate plane into Boca Raton, Lantana, or other locations.
When individuals are involved in an aviation accidents, however, they need the expertise of the attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky to help them get justice.Number of Flights Increases
Flying from place to place used to be an anomaly, but has become common practice.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there were 8,727,691 commercial flights in 2015. That means approximately 2,246,004 people fly every day on a commercial aircraft in the United States alone.
But that accounts for only about 1/3 of air traffic. On an average day, there are approximately 27,178 general aviation flights (private planes), 24,548 air taxi flights (planes for hire), 5,260 military flights and 2,148 air cargo flights (Federal Express, UPS, etc.).
According to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, there are about 5,000 planes in the air in the United States at any given time.
In one year, air traffic controllers handle an average of 64 million takeoffs and landings.Causes of Airplane Accidents
There are many different causes for airplane accidents. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the most common cause is pilot error. The FAA reports that more than half of all aviation accidents are due to pilot error. Fatigue, failure to follow policies, lack of experience and other factors all fall into this category.
The second largest reason for aviation accidents is mechanical problem. Engine or equipment problems, equipment failure, and maintenance failures all fall under this category.
10% of accidents fall into the "other" category. This includes smoke in the cabin, overloading the plane, ground crew error, birds striking the plane, fuel errors, baggage loading errors, and obstruction of the runway.
Weather and sabotage can also cause airline accidents.Legal Help for Victims
Victims of airplane accidents in Lake Worth and elsewhere can accumulate medical bills and other costs through no fault of their own. To recoup losses and to receive the compensation they deserve, victims need the assistance of experienced, capable attorneys like the team at Frankl & Kominsky. Our attorneys are extremely familiar with aviation accidents and have represented numerous South Florida residents and their families impacted by aircraft accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered from an airline accident, either private or commercial, Frankl & Kominsky can help. Call us at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form for a free consultation about your specific case. We will review your situation and explore the range of options available to you. We serve clients in South Florida communities such as Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.