Dyson Law PLLC represents survivors and surviving family members of commercial and private plane accidents in South Florida.
Traveling by plane is a fast and convenient way to go to destinations around the world. Planes are also the safest mode of travel, so most people hop aboard without any fear. Even with solid safety statistics, accidents occur from time to time. Sadly, plane accidents lead to catastrophic and often fatal injuries. Dyson Law PLLC handles injury and wrongful death claims for victims. If you are a survivor or lost a loved one in a plane accident, we will advocate for your rights.
We represent victims of commercial and private plane accidents. Also, we can file a claim on your behalf if you suffered an injury from flying debris or another hazard at a crash site. Contact us to find out if you have a claim.
Plane accidents occur for a myriad of reasons. Common causes of South Florida plane accidents include:
This is not an all-inclusive list. If you’re the victim of a plane accident, Dyson Law PLLC will thoroughly investigate the case to identify the cause of the accident.
Dyson Law PLLC investigates plane accident claims to determine who is responsible. If the accident occurred on a commercial plane, the common carrier would likely be liable. The FAA regulates common carriers, and they must meet strict standards. Commercial airlines are on the line for pilot error, mechanical defects, and more. Also, due to the expense of plane accident claims, they are often willing to settle cases, even if they aren’t at fault. For instance, they might offer settlements to surviving family members if a plane accident occurred due to a terrorist attack.
Private plane accidents in South Florida are a bit more complicated. These planes usually aren’t as heavily insured or well-regulated, so finding the responsible party is crucial. The owner or operator of the plane could be liable for the accident. Your attorney might also find that the manufacturer or mechanic is the responsible party.
Through our years of practice, our team at Dyson Law PLLC has been able to secure outstanding results for many individuals and families who have suffered harm as a result of negligent and wrongful conduct.
Commercial airlines often offer settlements after plane accidents. Still, it’s wise to consult with a South Florida plane accident attorney before accepting a settlement. Your attorney will investigate the accident independently and consult with aviation experts. Then, the attorney will determine who was at fault for the accident. It could be a single party or multiple parties. After assigning fault, your attorney will assess damages and file your claim. The South Florida plane accident attorney will open settlement negotiations and take the case to trial if needed.
The value of your South Florida plane accident claim is based on various factors, including the severity of the injuries and the cause of the accident. Peter Dyson tried a case with Kenneth Metnick and obtained a $5 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case. They represented the widowed father of one of the victims of a Broward County plane accident. The accident was due to inclement weather that the pilot couldn’t navigate, causing the plane to crash over the ocean.
You must file a claim within four years of the accident to collect damages. Some people put off filing a claim because four years seems like a long time. However, these cases are complicated and must be thoroughly investigated. Hiring an attorney immediately after the plane accident provides the lawyer with ample time to investigate, determine fault, and file the claim. If a death is involved, the deadline is 2 years.