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Aviation Accidents

Aviation Accidents

The Federal Aviation Administration lists its mission as providing “the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.”

Agency preliminary figures for 2009 confirm these accidents:

Large air carrier12
Commuter1
Air taxi20
General aviation500
Rotorcraft53

Source: Federal Aviation Administration

With its breath-taking coastline and abundant airports, Florida is the heart of general aviation in the United States. Whether the purpose is a sight-seeing flight, or the convenience of an air trip to Key West, air transportation is an appealing alternative for both business and recreation. Indeed, figures from the Federal Aviation Administration confirm that Florida ranks second only to California in the number of FAA certified pilots.

When airplane accidents or crashes happen, residents of Southwest Florida can rely on the aviation accident lawyers at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. Bruce Scheiner set the standard when he earned his pilot’s license nearly four decades ago. His son, Associate Attorney Preston Scheiner, also is a licensed commercial pilot who, through his training as a commercial pilot, has gained significant experience in aviation-related safety and maintenance issues. In fact, he is a licensed multi-engine commercial pilot with single and multi-engine instrument privileges and is licensed to fly the Citation Jet series of aircraft. With a passion for aviation and the safe use of our skies, our firm is committed to helping the victims of aviation accidents.

News stories about accidents involving major air carriers emphasize losses of large numbers of passengers, but general aviation crashes greatly outnumber the accidents attributed to large carriers. The aviation accident attorneys at our firm know that many factors can contribute to aircraft accidents, incidents, or crashes. The FAA lists a number of different types of airspace incidents, including:

  • Midair collisions
  • Pilot deviations
  • Operational errors
  • Surface incidents
  • Runway incursions

Those factors may or may not contribute to crashes, but they illustrate a small range of the elements that can affect passenger and pilot safety. Obviously, factors such as weather conditions, mechanical problems, aircraft design, maintenance issues, pilot experience and physical condition, and other considerations can affect aircraft operation and safety.

When you or someone you love has been hurt in an aviation accident, or if you have lost a family member in an aircraft accident, you want the assurance that you’ve chosen an attorney who not only knows the law, but also has a keen understanding of the complex issues that relate to aviation accidents. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, you’ll find experienced Fort Myers personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who are veteran pilots with extensive knowledge of the aviation industry. We know how to investigate aviation accidents, and we have access to a full team of aviation, medical, investigative, and other professionals whose expertise can be called upon at any time.

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner is a firm that pledges respectful treatment of every client we serve, along with accessibility when you need us. We’ll keep you informed of progress in your case, and we’ll represent your interests effectively and aggressively. Call our Fort Myers and Naples aviation accident attorneys today to request a free evaluation of your case. You pay us nothing unless we win for you.

1-800-283-2900 – Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – Focused on Justice

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