Airplane Crashes

Travel by air, whether in personal aircraft or on commercial airlines, has become a part of modern life. While air travel is safe overall, the results of airplane and passenger jet crashes are often disastrous. Sometimes the investigation reveals that the crash was preventable. Some select examples wherein a personal or commercial airplane crash may have been preventable:

  • Product defect
  • Mechanical failure
  • Design flaws
  • Pilot error
  • Weather influence
  • Air traffic controller error
  • Bird strike
  • On-board fire
  • Lack of fuel

Personal or commercial aircraft crashes are unusual cases—we know, we’ve handled many in our time. We have tried everything from single-engine plane malfunctions to high-profile airplane crash cases, like the one that killed Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife, and four other passengers.

If you have lost a loved one in an aircraft disaster, perhaps we can help. To get started, call us at 1.800.207.6771 or fill out the form on the right. 

Selected Results*

  • $7.4 million jury verdict on behalf of a widow and her children for the wrongful death of a 51-year-old man killed in a Cirrus plane crash near Hill City, Minnesota.  Read more >
  • $25 million in an airplane crash case which killed Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila, and four other passengers on the plane. Read more >

*Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the types of matters we handle and do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other situation as all legal matters are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.