Boca Raton Airplane Accidents
Boca Raton, Florida, is one of many locations seeing an increase in private and charter flights. The great weather, abundance of tourists, and numerous close-by destinations accessible via small planes makes Boca Raton an excellent location for private or charter flights to originate. From Boca Raton, visitors and residents can easily fly to destinations like the Keys or the Bahamas via small aircraft.
Florida has more than 51,000 licensed pilots and 139 public airports ready to serve travelers heading to a multitude of destinations.
While air travel is generally considered safer than other types of transportation, aviation accidents remain a serious problem, both commercial and private. The National Transportation Safety Board reported 547 general aviation accidents in the United States in 2015, with 145 fatalities. Tragically, several employees from a Boca Raton corporation were among those killed in a November 2015 aviation accident.
When you or a loved one are involved in an aircraft accident, you may need the help of a dedicated aviation attorney to try to help you get justice.Reasons for Airline Accidents
Often times it is difficult initially to pinpoint the cause of an aviation accident. There are numerous possible culprits in any airline accident. Pilot error or negligence is one of the most common reasons for aviation accident, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Pilots who are fatigued, distracted, ill, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or many other factors operate at less than full capacity, potentially causing harm to passengers.
Mechanics, ground crew, or those who generally service airplanes can also be at fault. Private planes are often at higher risk for poor maintenance or inadequate inspection, but commercial airlines have suffered accidents due to mechanical problems or even failure to adequately refuel planes.
Airplane manufacturers can also be at fault. Defective or faulty equipment can cause serious accidents.
All these cases may require confident, tenacious lawyers not intimidated by large corporations or organizations who will try to fight for the rights of individual victims.Getting Legal Help
Aviation accidents can cause devastating injuries and even death, leaving victims and their families with medical bills and other costs due to no fault of their own. Victims - and the families of victims - of aviation accidents in Boca Raton and elsewhere can become overwhelmed attempting to recoup losses, and can face obstruction from large corporations or organizations representing those who were negligent in the accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an airline accident, either private or commercial, please call Frankl & Kominsky at (561) 708-5483 or fill out our online form for a free consultation about your specific case. We will review your situation and try to 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.