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Palm Beach Gardens Aviation Accidents Lawyer

Flying is a very convenient way to travel, particularly those who have to travel long distances. Flying is the fastest way to get from one destination to another and most of the time, it is a very reliable form of transport. Unfortunately, accidents do happen on planes, helicopters, and other forms of aircraft. When they do, they result in some of the most serious injuries.

If you have survived an accident or lost a loved one, you know what a traumatic experience it is. Our Palm Beach Gardens aviation accidents lawyer can advise on your case and determine who is liable for paying the full and fair compensation you deserve.

What Causes Aviation Accidents?

No matter the size and model of an aircraft, an accident is devastating for everyone involved. Even though aircraft must pass regular safety inspections and they are equipped with some of the most advanced safety technology, accidents still happen. Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Pilot error
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Design defects
  • Improper maintenance of aircraft
  • Air traffic controller error

Even when it seems as though a specific cause is out of one’s control, that is often not the case. For example, while no one can control the weather, pilots should refrain from flying if they feel as though the weather conditions are dangerous. It can take many months to conduct an aviation accident investigation. During that time, speculation can occur and misdirect the investigation. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who will uncover the true cause of the accident.

Who is Liable for Aviation Accidents?

There are many different factors to consider when determining who is liable for an aviation accident. The main ones to consider are as follows:

  • The owner of the aircraft: When someone privately owns an aircraft, they are responsible for ensuring the passengers on board are safe. Owners of aircraft have a duty of care to ensure they and their crew members do not act negligently or carelessly. Even when crew members act carelessly, the owner of the aircraft can be held liable.
  • Common carrier liability: Commercial aircraft are known as ‘common carriers’ because they transport members of the public for a fee. Common carriers owe the highest duty of care to their passengers and are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Manufacturer liability: All manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure the products they create are safe and free of defects. When manufacturers of aircraft or aircraft parts are flawed and cause an accident, they can be held liable.

Our Aviation Accidents Lawyers in Palm Beach Gardens Can Determine Liability for Your Injuries

If you or someone you love has been hurt, our Palm Beach Gardens aviation accidents lawyers at Smith, Ball, Baez & Prather can determine who is liable for your injuries and other losses. Call us now at 561-500-HELP or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case so we can get started on helping you obtain the fair compensation you deserve.