Airplane accident attorneys note the remarkable news of a Washington plane crash survivor who was found by a motorist days after her aircraft crashed into the mountains in north-central Washington state. The teenage girl suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Her step-grandparents, however, perished in the July 2015 crash.
If you or a loved one was involved in an airplane accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact Attorney Group to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated airplane accident attorney.
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Traumatized Teen Fought For Survival
The teenager and her step-grandparents were flying to Lynden, Washington from Kalispell, Montana. The plane never made it to Washington however. According to a news report, the girl said that they encountered some clouds during the flight and crashed shortly afterwards.
The teenager was the sole survivor of the crash. She remained at the crash scene for at least a day before finally finding her way out of the mountains. It took her a couple of days to reach a nearby road, where she was able to flag down a passing motorist and raise the alarm. The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
Although accident can happen without fault on the part of anyone, when someone’s negligence causes harm, people who are injured in airplane accidents may be entitled to compensation. Airplane accidents can be caused by pilot error, improper maintenance, or manufacturing errors. People who are injured in airplane accidents may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a person is killed in an airplane accident, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for the wrongful death of a loved one. Wrongful death compensation may include:
- Medical expenses attributable to a fatal injury
- Pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Airplane accidents often present complicated issues, such as determining all potential responsible parties, and negotiating fair and reasonable compensation for injuries and other damages is likewise often difficult. People who have been injured in an airplane accident are advised to seek the counsel of an airplane accident attorney.
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