Plane Crashes: What should I do?

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Plane Accident: What Should I Do?


  • Call the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB, and ask to be informed of any investigation developments.
  • Obtain your own copies of names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses, and keep them in a safe place for future reference.
  • If possible, photograph the accident scene and any visible injuries (cuts, bruises).
  • Do not talk to anyone or sign anything about the crash without first consulting with an attorney.
  • Expect airline and insurance company representatives to contact you immediately following the crash, but do not discuss the details of the accident without first consulting with an attorney.
  • Obtain and keep receipts for all expenses relating to the disaster.
  • Do not accept or sign a settlement from any insurer. You will waive all rights to any further action against the insurer or other parties involved in the cause of the accident.
  • Contact Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben immediately following a plane crash at 1-800-752-4265 to learn your legal rights and receive the just compensation you deserve.