What Should I Do If I’m Injured in a Plane Crash?

November 4, 2013  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Not all plane crashes involve large commercial airlines, and not all plane crashes end in death. It is possible to sustain significant injuries during a crash.
Even if you are killed in a plane crash your loved ones may still be able to pursue a wrongful death suit on your behalf.
However, plane crash personal injury suits can get complex fast. Responsibility for a crash can ultimately lie with many different parties. For example, the problem could have been pilot error, failure to maintain the plane, or a defective mechanical component. Each of those situations assigns the responsibility to very different parties. In some cases the responsibility could be spread out between a number of different parties.
It’s vital to have an experienced attorney on your side during any plane crash personal injury case. As with car accidents and boating accidents, plane accidents can result in pain, disfigurement, high medical bills, and lost wages. A personal injury case can help you recoup some or all of these losses.
Take the following steps immediately after the crash:

  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Document anything and everything you can about the crash.
  • Avoid signing anything for any reason.
  • Contact a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

BGS has over 75 years of experience serving the Minneapolis metro area. If you’ve been injured in a plane crash, call us today. Our PI attorneys will be by your side at every step of the process, to help you get back on your feet after any accident.