Lyon Township, MI (January 5, 2021) – A plane accident reported in the Lyon Township area claimed the lives of several people on Saturday. On January 2, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a plane crash.
Reports from authorities show that a family of five was inside their home located on Dakota Drive near Grand River Avenue and Pontiac Trail. For unknown reasons, a single-engine Piper PA-24 carrying a total of three people, identified as a pilot and two passengers, crashed into the home.
The family was able to escape without injuries. However, the pilot and both passengers on board were fatally injured. All three victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Plane Accidents in Michigan
Every year, numerous people across the United States lose their lives in plane accidents. Although aviation collisions do not happen as often as other types of vehicle collisions, their very nature means they are more likely to end catastrophically. In most cases, aviation accidents take place due to pilot error, communication problems, inclement weather, defects and malfunctions, and various other reasons. These accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to witness the overwhelming impact they have on victims and their families.
In many cases, families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, burial costs, and go without wages they have grown to depend upon. Dealing with the unexpected costs after the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. For this reason, families are able to file legal claims against at-fault parties to hold them accountable for their actions. Working with a wrongful death attorney in Michigan will ensure families are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights after the loss of a loved one. In some cases, families are able to obtain compensation from those at-fault to help alleviate the costs of funeral expenses, the impacts of lost earnings, and more.
We at Vahdat Weisman, PLC have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of our clients as they move forward after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. Our Michigan plane accident attorneys provide our clients with the most effective legal representation imaginable to ensure their legal rights and best interests are protected. We are committed to helping families get the justice they truly deserve for their loved ones. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another person’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Dearborn at (734) 469-4994. Schedule a case evaluation with our team to discuss legal options available for you.
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