We know that accidents involving airplanes are traumatic and life-changing events for victims and their families. That’s why we work hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve in their aviation accident cases so they can focus on recovering from their injuries instead of worrying about how to pay for them.
At Christopher Ligori & Associates, our experienced team of aviation accident attorneys has helped thousands of clients get the compensation they deserve after suffering injuries due to another party’s negligence. Our firm has extensive experience with all types of personal injury cases, including aviation accidents that involve an airplane or helicopter crash.
HANDLING AVIATION ACCIDENT CLAIMS THROUGHOUT THE TAMPA BAY AREA
Air travel is a common and necessary mode of transportation, but the results can be catastrophic when something goes wrong.
Every year, thousands of aircraft accidents occur in the United States that cause serious injury or death. If you have been injured in an airline accident, it is important to speak with an experienced aviation lawyer as soon as possible.
Types of aviation accidents include:
- commercial airline accidents,
- regional carrier accidents,
- accidents involving private planes, and
- helicopter accidents.
Christopher Ligori and Associates is a law firm that specializes in representing victims of air travel accidents. We have over three decades of experience fighting for the rights of airline accident victims and their families.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
WHAT CAUSES AVIATION ACCIDENTS?
Plane accidents can be caused by a number of factors, both human and mechanical. These factors may include:
- Pilot errors
- Mechanical failures
- Carrier negligence
- Acts of God
- Airport liability
Despite strict regulations governing all flight procedures, pilot errors are often one of the main causes of aviation accidents. More often than not, an error will occur due to fatigue, but other pilot errors include failing to respond adequately to dangerous situations, flight errors (lack of experience), and not following standard operating procedures.
Mechanical failures account for a significant number of aviation accidents. These can include problems with the aircraft structure, engines, electrical systems, landing gear, and other vital components. Fatigue and wear-and-tear can often lead to these types of failures. Poor maintenance or design flaws may also be to blame.
When an airline carrier is negligent in their operations, it can often lead to an aviation accident. This includes failing to adhere to safety regulations and uphold their professional duties, not properly training staff, and providing inadequate equipment or support services.
ACTS OF GOD
The term “act of God” is often used in aviation to refer to accidents caused by adverse weather conditions. Although these so-called acts may suggest that no one was at fault, pilots and carriers are responsible for checking that the conditions are safe and favorable to fly in.
Airports can also be held liable for an airplane crash. This is because their duties include maintaining safe facilities and ensuring that runways, taxiways, and aprons are properly marked and lit. Airport staff must also keep a lookout for potential hazards such as wildlife on the property.
INJURIES, COMPENSATION, AND WRONGFUL DEATH FOR AVIATION ACCIDENT VICTIMS
When you think of aviation accidents, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a plane crash. While this is certainly the most devastating type of aviation accident, there are other types that can cause serious injuries as well. For example, extreme turbulence or a hard landing can cause soft tissue damage to the neck and back, broken bones, and even brain injuries.
There are also accidents that occur during takeoff or landing, which can be particularly dangerous.
However, should a crash occur, passengers and crew may sustain injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Bone fractures
- Psychological trauma such as PTSD
WHAT COMPENSATION CAN YOU GET FOR YOUR AVIATION ACCIDENT INJURIES?
If you have been injured in an aviation accident, you may be able to receive compensation for damages, including:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of future earnings (if you’re unable to go back to work)
And if you are the loved one of someone who has been killed in an aircraft accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover an aviation accident settlement for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of financial support
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering (on behalf of your loved one).
Our team of experienced lawyers will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. We understand the complex laws surrounding federal aviation administration, and we’ll use our knowledge to get you the best possible outcome in your aviation accident case.
The attorneys at Christopher Ligori and Associates are committed to providing their clients with the highest quality legal representation for their cases. With extensive knowledge of the legislation governing aviation accidents and experience litigating such cases, they have successfully handled challenging cases.
SEEKING AVIATION ACCIDENT LAWYERS?
Aviation accidents are complex and can leave victims with life-altering injuries. Therefore, you need a law firm that understands the intricacies of aviation law and has the experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
Christopher Ligori and Associates is one of the leading aviation law firms in the Tampa Bay area. Our firm has successfully represented clients with a diverse range of aviation-related injuries, from minor to catastrophic. Our lawyers have more than 35 years of combined experience representing victims of air disasters, so we have the experience and resources needed to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an aviation accident and needs access to personal injury lawyers, call Christopher Ligori & Associates at 877-444-2929 for a free consultation.