A Michigan airplane accident lawyer notes that preliminary reports indicate that a crash involving a small plane and a bystander may have been caused by the pilot’s attempt to land while running low on fuel. An airplane accident attorney can help people injured, or families of those killed in aviation accidents.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Michigan. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Michigan airplane accident lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Bystander Electrocuted after Small Plane Strikes Power Lines
A pedestrian walking near the area of I-94 and Gratiot in Detroit, Michigan, suffered serious injuries after getting electrocuted by a power line during a bizarre incident involving a small plane. According to the Detroit Free Press, preliminary reports suggest that the plane struck a live power line after the pilot started to descend after he was believed to have started to run out of fuel.
It isn’t currently known if the pilot was pulling a banner or traveling above the Detroit River in preparation for the night’s fireworks show before landing in the center of a street, though reports suggest both are possible. Also injured in the accident was the 18-year-old pilot, although the extent of the injuries he suffered is not clear. The nature of the injuries suffered by the bystander who was electrocuted are also unclear, although they were severe enough to warrant prompt transportation to a nearby hospital.
How a Michigan Airplane Accident Lawyer Can Help
Airlines and aircraft owners have a duty to maintain and operate their aircraft in a safe manner. When they fail to do this, and an airplane accident causes injury or death, injured parties may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed in an airplane accident may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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