Delray Beach Airplane Accidents
Delray Beach continues to increase as a popular tourist destination. Travelers from around the world come to Delray via private or commercial planes to enjoy the beaches, nightlife, restaurants and shopping in this "Village by the Sea."
Moreover, there are increasing numbers of visitors who elect to arrive in South Florida by private planes. Numerous small airports in South Florida cater to these non-commercial flights, making it easy for small planes to deliver passengers to Delray Beach or other South Florida destinations.
While airline accidents are less frequent than automobile, boat or other modes of transportation, they can have a significant impact when they do happen. The legal team at Frankl & Kominsky is available to help, if you or a loved one has been involved in an airplane accident, in either a commercial or private aircraft.Airline Accidents
Thanks to increased aviation safety measures, the number of fatal airline accidents has decreased since the 1970s. According to the Aviation Safety Network (ASN), 2016 was one of the safest years on record. The ASN reported 19 fatal aircraft accidents, resulting in 325 deaths, for the year. In 2015, the ASN reported 560 deaths from aircraft accidents.
While this is good news for air travelers, it does not take into account non-fatal accidents by air travelers. Aviation accidents can cause bruises, broken bones, concussions, or other non-fatal injuries that require medical attention and can cause victims to miss work while undergoing treatment.Which is Safer: Private or Commercial?
Private aircraft are far more dangerous for travelers than commercial aircraft, and passengers flying to Delray Beach privately are at a much higher risk for accidents than their commercial-flying counterparts. According to US aviation statistics, there have been five times more fatal accidents in the U.S. on private and chartered corporate planes than on commercial airliners.
Accident reports concerning private or chartered planes show that there are far fewer safety checks and less oversight on private planes than on commercial planes. Additionally, private pilots face less scrutiny than commercial pilots. Private pilots set their own schedules, without policies requiring them to limit their flight hours. Finally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rarely inspects private and commercial aircrafts.What to Do if You are in an Airline Accident
Major airline accidents on commercial, private or corporate planes can be catastrophic. The damage can include anything from bumps and bruises to death.
After an airline accident, there is often confusion over how to get help for victims or their families, and who is responsible for the accident. Airline companies, airports, pilots, air traffic controllers, or others may have responsibility for an accident involving an aircraft.
To successfully navigate the complexities surrounding an aircraft accident, victims in Delray Beach may turn to professional attorneys who understand aviation law.
If you or a family member has suffered in an aviation accident, call us at (561) 354-6184 or fill out our online form. We will review your specific situation and discuss the legal options available to you. We serve clients in South Florida communities such as Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach Gardens. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.