Airplane Crash or Failure Injury

Lawyer

Are you looking for a lawyer who handles cases when you were injured by the fault or on the property of someone else? 

Air travel is typically the safest mode of travel. It is also very quick and convenient. That’s why so many choose to fly. However, when in-flight crashes or turbulence-related accidents occur, they can cause devastating injuries and even death. As a personal injury and wrongful death law firm, the Law Office of John M. Phillips understands the impact these injuries have on families.

Many federal, state, and international laws exist to regulate standards for the maintenance, operation, and safety of airplanes.

Conditions inside an aircraft that often lead to injuries include:

  • Dangerous conditions inside the aircraft
  • Careless handling of the aircraft
  • Severe turbulence
  • Negligent actions by incompetent flight staff

Whether someone has been injured in a commercial airline, private plane or helicopter accident, we want to be the law firm you call. We can provide representation for injuries that occur during aviation mass disasters, emergency evacuations, turbulence issues or for airport accidents.

Under Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. For more information on hiring a personal injury attorney, contact us!

Legal Advice forAirplane Crash or Failure Injury Cases

Initial Evaluation and Treatment / Emergency Room

Most of our clients start off in an emergency room. If not, they are visiting a doctor within a few days after an injury. Either way, we can help from day one. From visiting you in the hospital to making sure your treatment starts off the right way, we are here.

Follow-Up Care / Chiropractor / Physical Rehabilitation

Going to a doctor is important. First off, your health matters. Second, our founding partner, attorney John Phillips, worked for insurance companies and large businesses for the first eight years after law school. The main thing he learned was “damage control.” Insurance companies want to say people who don’t go to the doctor aren’t injured and people who don’t miss work aren’t hurt. It’s simply not true, but preserving your case is important.

Commercial Liability Insurance / Homeowners Insurance

Determining commercial liability policies or homeowners liability insurance policies are the first part of any serious injury claim. It is the benefit available to you and we want to make sure every penny is available to you It covers both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are typically the things you can put in a calculator, like medical bills and lost wages- past and future.

We will also seek to recover for non-economic damages, which include damages as the result of any bodily injury sustained by Plaintiff and any resulting pain and suffering disability or physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience or loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life experienced in the past or to be experienced in the future. (Florida Standard Jury Instruction, See 501.2).

What damages can we recover?

Many of our clients are hurting, struggling and hoping they get better, but aren’t. 

We will seek to recover FULL economic AND non-economic damages. Economic damages are typically the things you can put in a calculator, like medical bills and lost wages- past and future.

We will also seek to recover for non-economic damages, which include damages as the result of any bodily injury sustained by Plaintiff and any resulting pain and suffering disability or physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience or loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life experienced in the past or to be experienced in the future. (Florida Standard Jury Instruction, See 501.2).

How do I pick a lawyer?

Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to their Board of Directors. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their carriers change their game plan when an experienced lawyer is involved. For that reason -and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should select lawyers carefully.

Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and wrongful death cases and should stick to what they know. Other lawyers are just too young and inexperienced to be able earn the respect of insurance companies or have never tried a case by themselves. Insurance companies hire experienced lawyers on their side. You should, too. Personal injury law requires knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you’d think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

Pick:

  • (1) A Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. It’s the Bar’s gold standard.
  • (2) Pick a lawyer who has been to trial and achieved multiple million dollar verdicts. The insurance companies know.’
  • (3) Stay away from the TV advertisers. They pay for those ads by settling cases.
What is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer?

Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.

John is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer. The Bar certifies lawyers who pass a full day examination and undergo extra training and who have a documented history of going to trial and good peer reviews. If you are paying the same contingency fee, we’d recommend hiring a Board Certified lawyer. It makes a difference.

What You Need to Know About Your First Appointment With Us

All initial appointments are free. All appointments are confidential. You will sit down with a lawyer and discuss your issues and how we can help. If a lawyer doesn’t meet with you on day one, you have hired the wrong law firm.

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DO NOT BRING: Any money or retainer.

All injury cases are done on contingency. That means, we are not paid until the end of your case and are paid only IF we recover something. You do not have to pay us if we don’t win.

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BRING: Any Accident Report, Drivers Exchange of Information or Photos

Bring anything you have to the initial appointment. We will make a copy and then return it to you.

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BRING: Any Relevant Medical History

We keep all of your information secured and private. We need your medical information to make an injury claim. Do not worry if you do not have it. We will get it from your doctors and others.

Committed to Justice.™

Verdicts & Settlements

This is just a sample of our recent verdicts and settlements.

Do not hire a lawyer who has never been to trial. We try our own cases. Less experienced lawyers will bring another lawyer “if” it goes to trial. We do not recommend this strategy. You choose your lawyers and will actually pay less in the long run to choose wisely now. We are a smart choice.

$495,123,680

Jury Verdict: Duval County (2019). Wrongful Death by Shooting in Motor Vehicle. Punitive Damages Awarded.

$1,100,000

Jury Verdict: Alachua County (2012). Vehicle Negligence by Coca-Cola. Caused Laser Spine Surgery and Pain.

$2,600,000

Jury Verdict: Volusia County (2014). Vehicle Negligence by Volusia County Beach Patrol Caused Injuries.

$912,664

Jury Verdict: Duval County (2017). RSD / CRPS Caused by Negligent Driver of Motor Vehicle who Ran Stop Sign.

A prospective client’s individual facts and circumstances may differ from the above matters; results vary by case.

$1,750,000

Settlement: Martin County (2015). Multiple Surgeries Caused by Outback Employee Negligence.

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