Plane Crash Attorneys

Plane Crashes: Overview

Plane Crashes and Aviation Accidents: Overview

  • Have you or a loved one been injured in a plane crash or aviation accident?
  • Do not rely on insurance companies.
  • You are our top priority.

Call now for a private, free consultation at 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).

We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after a plane crash or aviation accident involving serious injury or death.  Accident victims and families in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, rely on the experienced plane crash or aviation accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to help them navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.


Although airline travel is considered one of the safest modes of transportation in the world, plane crashes occur frequently.  Whether traveling by commercial airliner, a private plane or a helicopter, airplane accidents usually result in serious injuries or death.

Aviation accidents are often complex and unique when it comes to legality.  In airplane crashes not involving an airline or other common carrier, the legal rules are usually similar to those for car accidents.  However, common carriers are held to very strict standards and regulations. 

Unlike other types of accidents, a plane crash is governed by unique state, federal and often international negligence laws.  Under federal law, beyond the specific and technical standards required for aircraft fitness, pilot licensing and other factors, a common carrier must demonstrate the highest degree of care for the safety of its passengers.

The families and survivors of aviation accidents may file a legal claim from one or more of the following causes:

  • Defective onboard computers or software
  • Fuel tank explosions
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Improper loading
  • Pilot error


Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney.  Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident.  Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence.  In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident.  The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company. 


Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is Minnesota’s largest personal injury law firm.  We maintain a national reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our plane crash and aviation accident clients.

Our success is attributed to the combination of experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client.  Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney.  Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured.  The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.


  • Medical reimbursement
  • Payment for past and future income loss
  • Full compensation for pain and suffering
  • Peace of mind in knowing your financial interests are being protected


  • Same day, evening and weekend appointments
  • Home and hospital visits
  • Never a fee until we receive a settlement for you
  • We will go to trial if a fair settlement is not obtained
  • Serving Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota

Call the attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben today at 612-377-7777 or toll free at 1-800-752-4265 for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your case.