Aviation Crash Attorneys in Tampa Bay, Florida
According to a January 1, 2021, Reuters, World News report, there were 299 airplane crashes worldwide in the year 2020. 40 were large commercial passenger plan accidents, 5 fatal, totaling 299 fatalities. The same report indicates those numbers are a reduction in crashes from 2019, when there were 86 accidents, 8 fatal, totaling 257 fatalities. Although the report contributes the 2020 decrease to the coronavirus pandemic, we all know that since the pandemic traveling has appeared to return to normal. Thus, unfortunately, it will be no surprise to see those numbers increase over time.
Understanding the intricacies of aviation and the complex laws encompassing aviation is extremely important when litigating such cases. More often than not, accidents involving helicopters and planes are very complex having many moving parts including issues of product defect and liability. Also, victims who may have a potential claim aren’t always in the aircraft themselves at the time of a crash. On the contrary, they may be a victim on the aircraft, or they may be a victim who was simply on land or even on the water at the time of a crash. Lastly, depending on the location where the accident took place and the aircraft and/or parts involved were manufactured, a victim could find him or herself litigating in more than one state.
That’s why having a competent and aggressive attorney in your corner is extremely important. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crash involving an aircraft of any type, please contact our office for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.