Eagle Point, OR – Two Injured in Plane Crash on Yankee Creek RdOregon Legal News
Eagle Point, OR (January 22, 2021) – Two people were left injured following a plane crash on Thursday in Jackson County. Just before noon on January 21, the Jackson County Fire District 3 responded to the scene of a plane crash near Yankee Cree Road.
Reports provided by authorities show that a small fixed-wing aircraft was involved in a crash just east of White City between Yankee Creek Road and Meridian Road. After the crash, the plane caught on fire. Two people inside the plane, who were described as men in their 20s, were able to climb from the airplane.
The two men sustained serious injuries in the accident. They were transported via Mercy Flights to an area hospital for the treatment of injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident.
Plane Accidents in Oregon
Between 2017 and 2018, the number of airplane accidents in the United States increased from 1,315 to 1,347. This number continues to rise each year. Not only are we seeing more frequent airplane accidents, but the results are worsening as well. Although there are many reasons why plane accidents take place, pilot errors tend to be the leading cause. This is followed by defective parts, communication errors, negligence, and inexperience. Regrettably, human errors continue to claim the lives of hundreds of people each year in plane accidents. Thousands more are left with serious injuries that require immediate and ongoing medical attention.
Victims who are involved in airplane accidents are often left with serious injuries like broken bones, burn injuries, brain and neck injuries, and spinal cord damage. The consequences of airplane accidents are often catastrophic due to their very nature. When people are injured in airplane accidents, they should reach out to an aviation attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. In some cases, victims are able to obtain compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward, lost wages, suffering, and more. Working with a knowledgeable legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward and recover.
The Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping victims and their families get the justice they deserve after being harmed in accidents. Our team strives to help accident victims hold wrongdoers accountable for their accidents. We provide aggressive and responsive legal representation to our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights. If you have been injured in an accident involving an airplane, helicopter, or another form of aviation, contact our law firm today to see how we can help you. Call our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case review with our team. We are available to discuss your case and determine the legal options available to help you get the justice you deserve.
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