On April 12, a Piper PA-31 plane inbound to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashed into the woods near the airport. Four people were presumed dead after the plane nosedived and exploded. Investigators are looking into what caused the crash.
Air travel is statistically one of the safest forms of transportation. Pilots go through extensive training and the aircraft itself goes through continuous routine checks. Commercial airlines especially follow strict guidelines, training, and safety procedures, but when it comes to private planes, like the one involved in this crash, regulations are not always as strict and the pilot is not always as experienced.
Aviation accidents, even on private planes, are highly uncommon, but if they do occur, there is often little that can be done and the result is usually catastrophic.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a plane crash, there are a few steps you can take. After any plane crash, the National Transportation Safety Board will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the crash. They could find that the crash was due to defective parts, failure to keep up with maintenance, or pilot error. These are the three most common causes of plane crashes, and if any of these are found in the investigation, you have legal rights.
The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have been working with personal injury accident victims for decades to help them understand their rights and work through their options. In order to receive the compensation you deserve after an aviation accident, you’ll need an experienced aviation accident attorney. Grappling with aviation information and regulations can be difficult, but having an attorney who is well versed in the area, and who has been working with aviation accident clients for more than 30 years, will help.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in an airplane accident, call The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to discuss your situation and needs during a free consultation. Attorney Cunningham has been working with Orlando accident victims since 1977, and will give you the peace of mind you need.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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