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:
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.