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If you or your family were injured in an aviation or airplane accident in Tampa, FL, you might be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, pain, and other damages. Reach out a Tampa aviation accident lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to get legal assistance at (813) 223-6200.

Our experienced attorneys have over 119 years of experience handling personal injury cases including Tampa car accident cases, Tampa truck accident cases, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death claims, and more. In the more than 20 years since we opened our law firm, we have obtained millions of dollars for our clients.

How Our Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After an Aviation or Airplane Accident 


The lawyers with Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers are known as “The Aggressive Attorneys” because we diligently pursue justice for our clients. Our team includes award-winning trial lawyers, paralegals, and investigators. In addition, we can work with experts in the aviation field when necessary.

Attorneys Bill Winters and Marc Yonker lead a team of exceptional trial lawyers. Through decades of experience and thousands of cases, we have developed considerable skills and knowledge of personal injury claims. When you need trusted legal counsel and proven results, Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers is the law firm you hire.

We understand the seriousness of your case and what is at stake for you. If you choose us to represent you, we’ll treat your case with the respect and attention it deserves. When you hire our Tampa personal injury lawyers, you can rely on our lawyers to:

  • Provide sound legal advice, support, and guidance
  • Investigate your accident to gather evidence and identify all parties liable for your claim
  • Monitor investigations by state and federal agencies
  • Carefully document your damages to maximize the value of your injury claim
  • File insurance claims and aggressively negotiate fair settlements
  • Defend you against allegations of contributory fault
  • File a lawsuit and have a skilled trial lawyer argue your case before a judge and jury

Airplane and aviation accidents can cause life-altering injuries. You need money to continue to recover from your injuries. Let Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers help you get the compensation you deserve. 

We accept cases on a contingency fee basis. Therefore, you do not pay any upfront attorneys’ fees. You only pay us when we recover money for your personal injury claim. 

Contact our law firm in Tampa to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

How Common Are Aviation and Airplane Accidents?

You expect to arrive at your destination safely when you board an aircraft. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Accidents involving airplanes are more common than many people realize.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reported nearly 1,200 general aviation accidents in 2021. There were over 300 deaths and just over 200 serious injuries.

General aviation includes:

  • Corporate jets
  • Passenger planes
  • Private airplanes
  • Helicopters
  • Air taxis
  • Single-prop airplanes
  • Turbojets
  • Cargo and other aircraft that do not transport passengers

Our Tampa aviation injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers handle all types of airplane and aviation accidents. Our law firm has the resources and expertise to handle these complex cases successfully.

Common Injuries Aviation and Airplane Accidents Cause in Tampa, Florida 

The injuries sustained in airplane and aviation accidents vary from mild to life-threatening. Common injuries sustained in a plane accident include:

  • Severe burns
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputations and loss of limbs
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries and nerve damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Organ damage and failure
  • Crushing injuries
  • Significant disfigurement and scarring 

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could sustain a permanent impairment or disability. Our legal team at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers carefully documents and analyzes your damages to calculate how much your claim is worth. We leave nothing out when we demand compensation for all damages. 

How Much Is My Tampa Airplane Injury Case Worth?

How much you receive for an aviation/airplane accident depends on the facts of your case. Circumstances that affect the value of damages include:

  • The severity and type of injuries sustained
  • The length of your recovery
  • Your loss of income, medical bills, and other expenses
  • Whether you sustained permanent impairments
  • The effect on your quality of life
  • Whether you are partially to blame for the cause of your injury

Being partially to blame for your injury does not prevent you from recovering compensation for a claim. Florida’s contributory fault laws assign damages based on a party’s percentage of fault. Therefore, if a jury finds you were 10% to blame for the cause of your airplane injury, you could receive 90% of the damages awarded for your case. 

An insurance company for the airline or airplane owner might offer a quick settlement before you have a chance to speak with a Tampa aviation/airplane accident attorney. However, in most cases, the initial offer is far below the value of your claim.

Before accepting a settlement offer or signing a settlement agreement, contact our personal injury attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers We can work to build a case that adequately makes you whole again as best as possible.

What Types of Damages Can Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Help Me Recover After an Aviation/Airplane Accident?

Airplane accidents cause catastrophic injuries. Even a minor injury can result in costly medical expenses and lost wages. We want to ensure you receive all the money you are entitled to after being injured on an airplane or other aircraft.

We examine every facet of your case and fight to recover reimbursement for your economic damages, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Nursing care
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical devices and medication
  • Loss of earning capacity

Our lawyers also work to recover a fair settlement for your non-economic damages. These damages compensate you for the pain and suffering you experience and include:

  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Physical pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Impairments and disabilities
  • Emotional distress
  • Decrease in quality of life

Injured victims and their families have their lives turned upside down because of the negligence and wrongdoing of other parties. At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we won’t stop until we hold each party who contributed to your injury accountable for their actions.

Who Is Responsible for My Damages After an Airplane or Aviation Accident?

The parties who could be responsible for your damages include:

  • Airlines
  • Pilots
  • The owner of the aircraft
  • Airports
  • Companies that maintain and inspect planes
  • Airplane and plane component manufacturers 
  • Air traffic control and airport personnel
  • Aircraft mechanics 
  • Government agencies

Proving that a party is liable for your damages requires you to prove the legal elements of your claim. For example, negligence is the basis for most personal injury claims. Negligence requires you to prove:

However, you do not need to worry about this aspect of your case if you hire us to represent you. Our Tampa aviation/airplane accident lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, can handle all matters related to your legal claim. We know what needs to be done and are prepared to do it to win your case. 

Common Causes of Aviation and Airplane Accidents in Tampa, FL

Negligence and intentional acts are the most common reasons people are injured in airplane accidents. Common causes of aviation/airplane accidents include:

  • Human error by pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers, and others involved in the operation of the aircraft
  • Failure to inspect the aircraft
  • Failing to maintain an aircraft and make necessary repairs
  • Hazards that cause slips, trips, and falls
  • Fatigued and overworked pilots and other employees
  • Defective airplanes and airplane parts
  • Violations of state and federal aviation regulations 
  • Failure to communicate with air traffic control
  • Using drugs and/or alcohol on the job
  • Mechanical failure
  • Design defects in planes or systems

There are many other reasons why airplane accidents occur. Our injury lawyers thoroughly investigate every aspect of the accident to identify each factor contributing to your injury. Then, we identify all responsible parties and pursue claims against each party.

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit for a Tampa Aviation/Airplane Accident? 

The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in Florida is two years from the injury date. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

For example, if a government entity is responsible for an aviation/airplane accident, you could have much less time to file a claim. You might need to file a notice of the claim within months after your injury. You may also have more time depending on when your accident occurred.

Waiting too long causes you to lose your right to pursue a legal claim. The best way to avoid missing a deadline to file a lawsuit is to talk with our Tampa aviation/airplane accident lawyers as soon as possible. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Tampa Aviation/Airplane Accident Lawyers

You are not alone. You don’t have to deal with the airline, its insurance provider, and defense attorneys alone. You can have the full force of our resources on your side.

Call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, or contact our office online for more information or to schedule your free consultation with a Tampa aviation/airplane accident attorney.

Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
coleman vera
coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
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Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
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