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Florida Aviation Accident Lawyer

Aviation Accidents

Millions of people utilize airline travel every day, from flying to business functions to family vacations. Although most passengers safely reach their destinations, accidents unfortunately do occur. Aviation accidents range from in-flight slip and falls to crash fatalities. In fact, several catastrophic accidents have recently captured headlines and public attention.  Aviation accidents may include commercial airlines, private planes, and helicopters. The National Transportation Safety Board reported over 1,200 domestic aviation accidents in 2013, more than 200 of which were fatal.

If you or your family sustained injury during airline travel, your first priority is seeking medical treatment. Once you have been treated for your injuries and are able to address the legal issues, you should confer with an experienced Orange Park aviation accident lawyer regarding your legal options. Aviation law is a highly unique and complex field of law. John Fagan of John Fagan Accident Lawyers is a knowledgeable and skilled Orange Park aviation accident lawyer who has successfully represented injured airline passengers and their families.

BRINGING AN AVIATION ACCIDENT LAWSUIT:

NEGLIGENCE AND OTHER CAUSES OF ACTION

There are several claims (called “causes of action”) a party injured in an aviation accident may bring depending on the unique facts and circumstances of each individual case.  The leading causes of action include, but are not limited to:

  • Negligence – A Negligence claim arises when a party has a legal obligation, or duty, to another party to conduct itself in a reasonable and safe manner. The law considers an airline to be a carrier, which is an entity that contracts to transport passengers for a fee.  This relationship between carrier and passenger creates a duty to the passenger.  When an airline fails to safely transport passengers, it has breached its duty.  If the airline’s breach causes injury to a passenger, he/she has sustained compensable damages.
  • Products Liability – Products liability is a legal theory (or theories) that imposes liability on a manufacturer, seller, or other party who participated in placing a defective product, e.g., an airplane, into the stream of commerce that causes personal injuries to the product’s buyer, user, or bystander. This means that if an aviation accident occurs due to a defectively manufactured plane or part, a lawsuit may be brought against the airline and the plane manufacturer under a Products Liability theory.
  • Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress – Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress generally accompanies a Negligence claim when the injured party sustained severe emotional injury in addition to physical injury.
  • Wrongful Death – A Wrongful Death cause of action is a “derivative” claim, which is a lawsuit arising from an injury to another person. For example, if an aviation accident results in a fatality, the family (such as parents or children) may bring suit against the airline for the loss of their loved one.

Your Orange Park aviation accident attorney will include all the appropriate causes of action in your lawsuit.

PASSENGER SAFETY TIPS

Airline passengers can be proactive in avoiding injuries while flying.  The Federal Aviation Administration offers the following tips to promote airline passenger safety:

  • Be attentive to the flight attendants who provide safety briefing at the flight’s commencement.
  • Locate all safety exits before take-off.
  • Remain in your seat wearing your seatbelt at the airline crew’s instruction.
  • Keep the aisles free and clear of luggage, purses, and other items.

RETAINING A ORANGE PARK AVIATION ACCIDENT LAWYER

Injuries resulting from aviation accidents range in severity.  Regardless of the severity, you are entitled to be compensated for your injuries.  Airlines have insurance companies and lawyers acting in their clients’ best interests – not yours.  Mr. Fagan will aggressively represent your interests and seek the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Please contact John Fagan Accident Lawyers at 1-855-Fagan-Law to consult with Mr. Fagan regarding your potential aviation accident case.

Google Reviews

Paul Wheat
Paul Wheat
19:06 07 Jan 19
Over all it was not bad.. dealing with work comp I found that very few are on your side and no matter who you are, you are now viewed as a lazy criminal. Debbie was great and communication was clear. Dave did his job but nothing more. I do not feel I was prepared for what I heard in mediation to the extent of the numbers.. as an office 4 stars.. Debbie... 5 stars... the experience... well I'm sorry anyone is even looking for an attorney for help.read more
Dawn Battle
Dawn Battle
18:56 07 Jan 19
Had a wonderful experience at The Fagan Law Firm! Mr. Daze was wonderful to work with, full of wisdom and helped me get my settlement quickly. Would use this law firm again!read more
Maria Galarza
Maria Galarza
15:00 13 Nov 18
My experience was not very pleasant, first we were new clients without any experience about car accidents for that reason we did not know how the process will be or how long that could last. When we started the process we never got explained step by step how will work. We expected more communication from the person in charge of the case in our case was Adrianne, She never answered a call and when I sent emails I did not get an answer on time, most of the time it took more than 48 hours for her to respond and I was not pleased with the answer of my question (leaving me with doubts about what I was asking) when the case of property damage part was finally over with her, the case goes on demand for the insurer which never I saw some copy but I have to clarify that Mrs Daphne nail was very kind.read more
Kristen Rosepiler
Kristen Rosepiler
22:41 19 Oct 18
First off, if I could give Daphne ZERO stars, I would. She was terrible with communication! She could never accept a phone call, I always had to leave messages that she never returned, and didn't even call me on SCHEDULED conference calls. The three stars is only because of my beginning experiences..... My case was transferred to Adrienne, if you have a case here, REQUEST HER. She was such a breath of fresh air. She kept me updated via email about everything. I understand that a lot of phone tag happens during these cases, but she kept me updated on everything. Not a week went by that she didn't tell me what was going on. She fought very hard for me to get my bills and med pay down so that my settlement was better. In the end, she turned an awful experience into a good one. She definitely deserves 5 stars!! Thanks!read more
Chaos with the Christopher's
Chaos with the Christopher's
13:07 09 Oct 18
I don't reccomend this attorney at all. They drug my case out for 6 years. I went 8m without them contacting me. They aren't genuinely for you. I was told that my case wasn't putting any money in their pockets. That's when I knew I had to fire them. 6 years too long! I reccomend Byrd & Byrd!read more
Rand Peterson
Rand Peterson
17:26 28 Aug 17
John Fagan did an exceptional job in dealing with my accident claim. Daphne was also a key player in the settlement that I received. I would definitely use John Fagan (and Daphne) again if the need would ever arise in the future.read more
Joan Brackin
Joan Brackin
22:08 28 Jun 17
The challenges that my daughter has experienced since her car accident last summer have been many. This law firm and their supportive staff have always had an open ear and were only a phone call or email away to answer questions regarding getting her the medical help that she has needed. I highly recommend this group of people to be there in your time of need.read more
Alicia Williams
Alicia Williams
18:32 28 Jun 17
I highly recommend John Fagan for your personal injury lawyer. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. They are always a phone call away ready to address any of your cares and concerns. When you first meet with John Fagan he makes you feel comfortable and confident he will do the best job he can for you.read more
Rick Bartley
Rick Bartley
18:10 28 Jun 17
So far top notch group of staff. From account manager's that are on top of it and get answers quick to John Fagan being available when needed. Couldn't ask for a better law firm to represent my case.read more
Sandra Danner
Sandra Danner
22:56 23 Jun 17
I really wish I had called John Fagan firm to be on my side a couple years ago after an accident. I did not hire any representation and have always felt like the insurance company cheated me from a fair settlement. It was a time I needed to feel like I had family on my side and everyone at this law firm will treat you like family. John is an especially amazing community advocate. Don't make the mistake I did! Call John Fagan law firm today!read more
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