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Miami is the second-most visited city in America, according to a report. More than four million people visited this city in 2022; only New York had more visitors (about seven million). Most people who visit Miami arrive by flight. Let's not forget those who work long shifts in the airport, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. When an aviation accident happens, it's always important to get to the bottom of the matter and figure out why it happened and, most importantly, if there's any way the victims can obtain compensation for their injuries and losses. If you've been injured in an aviation accident, contact Morgan and Morgan today. We might assign a highly skilled Miami aviation attorney to your case.
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Can I Sue a Pilot for an Aviation Accident?
Yes, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against a pilot for an aviation accident if their actions or negligence contributed to the incident. This could include scenarios like —but not limited to — the following:
- Piloting errors.
- Failure to comply with safety protocols.
- Operating the aircraft under the influence.
That said, determining liability can be complex and often involves proving that the pilot breached their duty of care, directly leading to the accident and your injuries. The pilot aside, the airline employing the pilot might also be held liable under certain legal principles, such as negligent hiring.
Where Will My Compensation Come From?
Compensation in such cases typically comes from various sources, especially given that the aviation industry involves many different companies working together.
If the airline is found liable, for example, their insurance company usually covers the compensation. In cases involving pilot error or negligence, the pilot's insurance might be a source.
When manufacturing defects are at fault, the aircraft or parts manufacturer's insurance can be liable for compensation. Similarly, if air traffic control errors are to blame, compensation might come from government sources since this department falls under the Federal Aviation Administration.
With that said, the specifics of each case determine the exact source of compensation, which is why you should have your case reviewed by an expert from our team.
Can Aviation Workers File a Lawsuit If They Have Workers' Compensation?
Aviation workers who have workers' compensation generally cannot sue their employer for injuries sustained on the job, as workers' compensation is designed to be an exclusive remedy. However, this rule is not written in stone; there may be some exceptions.
For instance, if the injury was caused by intentional acts or gross negligence, or if a third party (not the employer) is responsible, the worker might have a valid lawsuit.
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