Lakeland, FL (May 3, 2021) – On Saturday, May 1, a single-engine plane crashed in the Lakeland area, leaving two people seriously injured.
Emergency responders were called to the site, located near an industrial park area at the 4150 block of Pipkin Road. At around 2:30 p.m. that afternoon, the airplane went down in a hard crash. Two adults were onboard at the time of the incident.
Both occupants were airlifted to a regional hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. No other injuries have been reported at this time. The identities of the involved parties have been withheld.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Airplane Accidents in Florida
There are many licensed pilots in the state of Florida and mean civilians who own their own personal aircraft. Unfortunately, national statistics show that the rate of deadly aviation accidents has increased in recent years. In 2018, the number of people killed in plane accidents in the United States increased by nearly 13%, growing from 347 deaths in 2017 to 393 in 2018.
In most cases, the negligence of one or more parties is responsible for serious plane crashes across the state of Florida, and these accidents can leave victims with severe or life-threatening injuries. What you do in the moments immediately following an accident can greatly impact any potential Florida personal injury claim, determining your ability to obtain a reasonable settlement. Injured parties should contact a Tampa plane accident attorney for efficient, knowledgeable, and compassionate legal representation.
The team of lawyers at Catania and Catania strives to help victims who are harmed in all kinds of accidents throughout Florida to ensure their rights are protected after being unfairly injured by another party. Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for victims to ensure they have the compensation they deserve to cover the medical treatment they need to make a full recovery. If you have been unfairly injured in a Tampa airplane accident, contact us today at (813) 544-7096 to see how we can help.
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