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Miami Plane and Helicopter Accident Attorneys

Plane and Helicopter Accidents

Thousands of people travel to Florida each year for its beaches, tourist attractions, vacation destinations, and business opportunities. Florida’s Airports are busy year-round with thousands of private and public flights. Helicopter travel is also widely popular. Unfortunately, Floridians have seen their share of airplane and helicopter accidents, particularly those involving private, charter, and corporate aircrafts. Aviation accidents are invariably devastating, resulting in numerous fatalities, catastrophic injuries, and millions of dollars in property damage. The legal claims which follow are always complex, typically requiring years of hard work, litigation, and extensive expert discovery. Attorneys at Viñas & DeLuca are here to help.

While some aviation accidents are unavoidable, the vast majority of airplane and helicopter accidents can be traced back to one or more negligent acts or omissions, whether it be in the design, manufacturing, maintenance, or operation of an aircraft. Investigating airplane and helicopter accidents is never easy. But determining the probable cause of these crashes is essential to successfully litigating these important claims.

Investigating Airplane and Helicopter Crashes

Many plane crashes leave behind “black boxes,” which can be accessed by experts and professionals to determine what occurred in the minutes leading to a crash. This information can be critical in determining the cause of an aviation crash and building a viable personal injury or wrongful death case in Florida. If you are considering a personal injury or wrongful death claim related to an airplane or helicopter accident case in Florida, it is important to retain an attorney as early as possible to start investigating the crash, accessing and securing critical physical and electronic evidence, speaking with witnesses, and building your case.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) routinely investigates aviation crashes and maintains an accident database dating back to 1962. For many airplane crashes, the NTSB will complete a preliminary report, then add factual information as it becomes available. The FAA and aircraft manufacturers may also conduct investigations into the probable cause of an airplane or helicopter accident. The NTSB will eventually complete a final report, describing the accident and what it believes was the probable cause of the crash. You can learn more about NTSB investigations by clicking here.

Determining the probable cause of any airplane or helicopter accident is always a difficult, time-consuming, and exacting task. Once hired, attorneys at Viñas & DeLuca will retain industry-leading aviation experts from multiple disciplines to investigate and help build your case.

Types of Airplane and Helicopter Accidents

Aviation accidents typically fall into two categories: airplane and helicopter accidents. These accidents can involve private, charter, or public aircrafts. While airplane and helicopters may crash for a variety of reasons, many are caused by the following:

⦁ Pilot Error
⦁ Poor Maintenance
⦁ Dangerous Flying Conditions
⦁ Low-Level Flying
⦁ Defective Parts
⦁ Negligent Air Traffic Control
⦁ Mechanical or Technological Failures
⦁ Violation of Federal Aviation Administration Rules

Our Florida Office Locations

Viñas & DeLuca is headquartered in Miami, Florida and has offices available for consultation in Miami, Boca Raton/Palm Beach, and Tampa. We have handled cases in multiple state and federal jurisdictions throughout Florida. Click here for more information.

Contact a Miami Airplane Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one were injured in a Florida airplane accident, contact Viñas & DeLuca for a free and confidential consultation by calling (305) 372-3650. Or, you can complete our Free Case Evaluation Form or easily chat with us online and one of our attorneys will contact you right away. We are here 24/7/365 to speak with you and answer your questions. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you.

 Our Process

The 4 Steps We Take After You Retain Us

01. Report

We notify all insurance companies and potential defendants that we represent you. From there, we handle everything. You will not need to speak with anyone but your lawyers. All communications go through us – your advocates.


We help you get the medical care you need when you need it. Our lawyers and staff help you make appointments, obtain medical advice, and recover from your injuries, both physically and financially. We are at your side each step of the way.

03. Review

Our lawyers and medical experts review your medical records to determine the most effective way to present your injury claim. This may require forensic expert reports, professional medical illustrations, or 3D animations of your accident or injury. We spare no expense when it comes to effectively telling your story.


Drawing on decades of combined legal experience, our lawyers aggressively pursue top dollar settlements and verdicts for each of our clients. The vast majority of defendants in our cases choose not to go to trial against our law firm, setting the stage for our clients to receive satisfactory settlements and results.

Francisco Viñas
Personal Injury Attorney
Jarrett L. DeLuca
Personal Injury Attorney

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

The attorneys at Viñas and DeLuca have over 35 years of combined experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Miami and the State of Florida.  Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, representing them in both state and federal court.  Each of our attorneys is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.  The Attorneys at Viñas and DeLuca have also been recognized by Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 under 40, Avvo, and others. While the results of any case can vary depending on the facts, our commitment to winning big for our clients never changes.

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We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to worry about legal fees unless we win your case. That’s right. You get to focus all of your time, energy, and money on getting better while we handle your personal injury case. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim, so contact us today. We’re available to assist injury victims throughout Miami-Dade County.