No doubt that traveling via airplane continues to be one of the safest modes of transportation. As per The Economist, in every 5.4 million flights, there is a remote chance of a plane crashing, just as the chances of dying in a vehicle crash are low, i.e., 1 out of 106. However, after going through the stats, which paint a comforting picture, aircraft accidents happen. Even in 2018, there were around 1300 aircraft accidents in the United States. What’s more, a total of 393 deaths were due to aviation accidents only. 

The possibility of aircraft accidents is still very unlikely. Nevertheless, losses can be immeasurable when they happen due to any mechanical failure, pilot error, air traffic controller error, or weather. In addition, dealing with multiple liabilities, parties, and injury claims can be daunting. However, a recognized wrongful death lawyer in Boston can help you with the legal complexities of an aircraft crash. From catastrophic to negligible, minor, major, and hazardous incidents, an expert attorney can help you. You need to know that even minor injuries that occurred in the incident can manifest into much bigger problems. Only a reputable personal injury law firm can help you receive the compensation and care you need. 


The time right after an aircraft accident or a plane crash can be stressful and disorienting for anyone. Even so, understanding some of your basic rights will be favorable to your compensation process. Here are a few factors that one should consider right after a plane crash incident. 

  • Seek Medical Care 

It goes without saying that you should seek proper medical attention right after the incident. Even if the injuries were minor, it is better to visit a doctor. Unfortunately, waiting to get proper medical treatment can progressively worsen minor injuries. What’s more, applying for claims can be a headache without proper documentation to prove your injuries were directly related to the aircraft incident. 

  • Contacting Your Insurance Provider 

Requesting a claim with the negligent airline insurance group can be complicated. Usually, they are not likely to give up monetary compensation so easily. Especially for commercial airlines, they have reputable insurance companies with a full-fledged legal team assisting them. 

So, after the incident, an airline’s insurance company may try to settle directly with the victim. Still, the disappointing thing may be much lower than what you deserve. It is much better to have an expert lawyer by your side to deal with the insurance providers instead. 

  • Know Your Legal Rights 

In any aircraft accident, you as a victim have the right to take legal action against the airline for the losses/injuries due to their act of negligence. Aircraft incidents are much more complicated due to the large number of individuals involved, like the air traffic controllers, airlines company, pilots, maintenance groups, passengers, and mechanical parts manufacturers. 

At times, it could be that a combination of more than one or two parties can be found negligent in the incident. Keep in mind that the aviation industry is tremendously regulated with several safety protocols. For that reason, any incident of a greater magnitude of an aircraft crash would most likely have been caused by the negligence of multiple parties.

How Our Aircraft Accident Lawyers in Boston Can Help? 

Aircraft crashes are rare, still, they can cause major damages leading to life-long consequences. Getting the maximum compensation and the support you deserve as a victim has to be a priority. Our expert lawyers at Swartz Law will not only help you determine the liable party but also figure out the value of your losses/damages from the incident. Furthermore, they are very well-versed in negotiating with insurance companies, ensuring to pursue legal actions within the time limits and most applicable laws. 

If you, too, have been injured in an airplane crash, you are entitled to certain compensation, and there’s nothing else better than having legal experts working on your case. 

To find excellent an Aircraft accident lawyer in Boston, all you need is Swartz Law. Our lawyers possess all the qualities that a good an Aircraft accident lawyer must have.

You can call (617) 742-1900 or, if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732 to book your free consultation today!



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About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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