In an effort to calm nervous passengers about to take a flight, people often mention how rare plane accidents or crashes are. The fact that a plane crash often gets so much media attention can be linked to how uncommon they are, but it may also be because they are almost always very serious and the likelihood of permanent injury and death to the crew and passengers is increased because of the speed at which an airplane travels.
A plane crash can occur for many reasons that can be traced to the negligence or carelessness of the people charged with your safety as you fly. Weather conditions may make flying hazardous, the airlines may ignore warnings that it is particularly dangerous to fly in order to maximize profits, or a negligent pilot may fail to land the plane safely. If you are injured as a result, you may be able to obtain compensation for the injuries you have suffered.