Florida is the heart of general aviation in the United States. Figures from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirm that Florida is second only to California in the number of FAA certified pilots. If an aviation accident occurs, the residents of South Florida can rely only on the aviation accident lawyers at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A.
Recent data shows that, in the 21st century, pilot errors are mostly the cause of aviation accidents:
Data from the Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Airplane Accidents shows that the most onboard fatalities of aviation accidents occur during the cruise and the takeoff phases of the flight – 16% each.
Aviation accidents statistics for the rest of the phases:
The NTSB Accidents and Accident Rates created a report which shows which type of flying is the safest:
Overall, the odds of a person being involved in a fatal aviation accident are really small – something like 1 in 10 million. However, flying with the top airlines seems to give better odds. For example, flying with one of the top 39 airlines with the best accident rates gives you 1 in 19.8 million chance of being involved in an aviation accident which results in fatalities.
As we saw, statistics show that aviation accidents due to human factors are the most likely cause. It doesn’t matter if you are looking at statistics for aviation accidents 2014, or aviation accidents 2015 – the results are still the same.
If you have suffered an aviation accident injury through no fault of your own, or you have lost a loved one in a fat aviation accident, you might be entitled to reimbursement for your pain and suffering.
Our professional aviation accident attorneys know all too well the relevant laws in Florida, which is of vital importance for the success of your aviation accident case.