Earlier this week in the Washington DC suburb of Gaithersburg, a plane crash took the lives of six people. Three of the accident victims were on board the plane, and three others were in a home that the plane crashed into. According to a report by one local news source, the plane was about a mile away from the Montgomery County Airport when the fatal crash occurred.
Evidently, the plane had left North Carolina earlier that morning, and it is believed that the plane was heading to Maryland and was about to land when the crash occurred. For some unknown reason, the plane went down before it could safely land. As it did, the plane crashed into a two-story home, demolishing one of the exterior walls and starting a large fire that spread throughout a neighborhood. Sadly, reports indicate that one young mother and her two children were killed in their home as the plane came down. It is not clear if they were killed in the crash itself or in the resulting fire.
The Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the scene shortly after the accident and is conducting its own in-depth investigation.
Airplane Accidents in the DC Area
While the plane crash discussed above is still under investigation, it is likely that it was the result of at least one party’s negligence. Whether that negligence was on the part of the pilot, the manufacturer of the plane, or even the air-traffic controller, these types of accidents rarely occur without someone neglecting their duties or obligations.
Whenever there is a serious or fatal accident, the accident victims or their families may be able to recover from those responsible for the accident. Most often, this is done through a negligence or wrongful death action brought in an Maryland civil court.
In either case, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was somehow negligent and that the defendant’s negligence was the cause for the plaintiff’s injuries. This is generally done through a combination of witnesses, physical evidence, and expert testimony. While there is no exact formula on how to succeed in a Maryland negligence case, a dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney will be able to help you navigate the system in pursuit of justice.
Have You Been Involved in a Maryland Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a serious Maryland accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation based on the other party’s negligent conduct. It is important to keep in mind, however, that Maryland personal injury plaintiffs only get one chance to bring a lawsuit. On top of that, there are many procedural and technical requirements that must be met with exacting scrutiny. Therefore, having the assistance of a skilled attorney is extremely important to make sure that you comply with everything needed in order to set your case up for a favorable result. To learn more about Maryland personal injury cases, and to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney, call 410-654-3600 today.
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