What Happens After a Plane Crash?

airplaneThe moments following a plane crash are traumatic. There is the initial shock of not knowing what happened and the fear of what’s going on. Unfortunately, this is a scenario that has been real for a number of people. However, not many people are sure of what happens after a plane crash. How do they determine the fault? Is negligence involved? Is there possible legal action? All of these things are reasonable questions and it requires skilled legal advocates to help get answers.


As soon as a plane crashes, the whole situation is investigated by multiple parties, including the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration. Investigation is one of the most important aspects because it helps to determine how the plane crashed and who could be considered to be at fault.

Our Philadelphia aviation accident lawyers understand how these investigations work and we can even go above and beyond to help our clients get the answers they need. This evidence can be used to help present a viable case for compensation.

Proving Negligence

When it comes to proving negligence, it’s important to understand a couple of different factors. It must be shown that the responsible party had a duty of care to the victim, that duty of care was breached, the breach resulted in the accident, and the accident is the direct cause of the injury. Proving this requires extensive work and investigation, as well as thorough evidence from the crash.

Taking Legal Action

Whether you were injured in a plane crash or you are the family member of a fatal plane crash, taking legal action alone is never advised. Having a skilled and experienced attorney on your side helps you with the necessary resources to move forward in either settlement or trial. The Beasley Firm has extensive experience handling aviation accident cases and we can help you determine if you have a cause for legal action and what your rights and options may be.

Having secured hundreds of millions of dollars for aviation accident victims means we know what it takes to succeed. We have helped countless injury victims or their families navigate the complex legal system when holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Call our firm today and we can discuss your potential case in a free consultation.