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DFW Airport Accident Lawyer

Dallas Fort Worth Airport is a huge, busy place with thousands of people hustling to make flights on time. Baggage can clutter ramps and hallways; beverages can be spilled on floors, making them slippery and wet; and all manner of accidents can happen both in an airport and on planes. If you’ve been injured in an accident, a DFW airport accident lawyer can fight for the compensation you deserve. Crain Brogdon, LLP has some of the best Dallas airplane accident attorneys around.

Why Choose Us

Crain Brogdon, LLP is a law firm made up of award-winning lawyers who excel in their fields of legal specialty. We have won more than $355 million in settlements and jury awards on behalf of our clients since the firm’s founding in 2001. Those millions of dollars helped injured clients and their families get back on their feet after injuries and tragedies.

  • Quentin Brogdon: Quentin has over 30 years of expertise and experience in personal injury trial law. He focuses on wrongful death, truck accidents, car accidents, defective products, premises liability, dram shop, and civil liability for criminal acts. Quentin is board certified in civil trial advocacy and personal injury trial law. He has won many awards and honors, including:
    • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
    • Thurgood Marshall “Fighting for Justice” Award — Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
    • 500 Plaintiffs’ Consumer Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine.
  • Robert D. Crain: A nationally renowned personal injury attorney, Robert has been in lists like U.S. News’ Best Lawyers in America. Rob is also AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which means fellow legal professionals and attorneys have rated him highly for his legal skill and ethical practice. His main practice areas are personal injury, wrongful death, product defects, and civil law plaintiff cases.

There are few attorneys in Dallas as skilled and experienced as our legal team at Crain Brogdon, LLP. We have achieved outstanding case results, and we provide exceptional client service. We understand that being injured in an accident can have life-changing consequences. Our legal team is professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile to get the justice you deserve.

The attorneys at Crain Brogdon, LLP are leaders in the legal field, serving as president and influential board members of several professional associations.

How We Can Help

Our Dallas airplane accident attorneys will never be outdone when it comes to preparing a lawsuit. We work tirelessly to build a powerful case for each of our clients. We will:

  • Gather medical records and prognosis reports
  • Review police reports
  • Interview eyewitnesses
  • Collect evidence
  • Conduct an accident scene investigation
  • Prepare you and accompany you to depositions
  • Hire expert witnesses, if needed
  • Negotiate aggressively with insurance companies or other defendants
  • Take a case to trial, if needed.

We’ll leave no stone unturned when gathering evidence that proves your case. We will fight aggressively for your rights. Let us do the legal heavy lifting while you focus on recovering from your injuries. After all, that’s why you hire an attorney.

Airplane Accident FAQs

A Dallas airplane accident lawyer hears a lot of the same questions over and over when interacting with clients. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.


At Crain Brogdon, LLP, we work on contingency, which means we get paid when you get paid. Our attorney’s fees and case expenses are paid by the defendant’s insurance company in successful personal injury claims.


Our Dallas airplane accident lawyers see head injuries when luggage falls out of overhead compartments on planes, hip fractures when a client slips and falls on a wet floor in an airport terminal, and burns when a flight attendant spills hot coffee on a passenger. These are just a few of the many injuries that can happen at airports and on planes.


Because every case is different, there is no “average” settlement amount. Typically, the more serious the injury, the higher the payout. If you’d like to know more about what your case might be worth, call our DFW airport accident lawyer for a free assessment of your claim.


Premises liability is a legal term that means the owner or operator of a property has the legal obligation to keep it safe and free of hazards. If the owner/operator fails in this duty and a visitor is injured, then the owner/operator can be held liable for damages for the injuries suffered by a plaintiff. A slip and fall accident caused by wet or uneven flooring is an example of a premises liability claim.


At Crain Brogdon, LLP, we provide high-level legal services that include meeting with senior-level lawyers. Unlike huge, multi-state and national law firms, you will get our attorneys’ full attention rather than being left on your own with a junior staffer.


Data shows that plane accidents are far less common than car accidents. Statistically, for every 1 million miles a person travels in a car, they can expect to be in about 4.5 crashes. For every 100,000 flights a person takes in the U.S., they can expect to be involved in about 1.05 accidents.

Airports are often large and crowded, and people are hurrying to catch flights and make connections. For this reason, falls and other accidents can happen. If you or your loved one has been injured at an airport or on a plane, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Speak to our skilled DFW airport accident lawyer to find out about your legal rights.

A skilled DFW airport accident lawyer at Crain Brogdon LLP would be happy to answer your questions about your airport injury. Call us for a free consultation at 214-522-9404.

An Airplane Accident Lawyer Who Fights for Your Rights

According to data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there are more than 40,000 flights, with 2.6 million passengers, every day in the U.S. There are approximately 5,000 public-use (open to the public) airports, heliports, and seaplane bases and 14,400 private-use (closed to the public) airports in the U.S., according to the FAA. DFW – at 17,207 acres (27 square miles) — is larger than the island of Manhattan, and it is the second largest airport by land area in the U.S., after Denver International Airport.

If you’ve been injured at DFW or while flying on a plane, you want to choose the right attorney to represent you. A DFW airport accident lawyer at Crain Brogdon, LLP possesses these qualities that make them excellent at what they do:

  • Trustworthy
  • Educated and experienced
  • Well prepared
  • Patient and compassionate
  • Good at communicating
  • Authoritative
  • Determined to succeed.

When you are hurt, scared, and overwhelmed, you want to know that you are in good legal hands. You get that at Crain Brogdon, LLP.

Modified Comparative Negligence Laws in Texas

In calculating damages/compensation, Texas uses a modified comparative negligence formula (also known as “proportionate responsibility”). This means that if you are found partially at fault for causing the injury accident, your damages will be reduced proportionately. If you are more than 50% responsible for the accident, the law does not allow you to seek compensation for your losses.

For example, if you were running and shoving other passengers when you slipped on a wet floor in an airport, then the court might find that you were 10% responsible for the accident and the airport operator was 90% responsible. If the total payout awarded was $200,000, then the amount you receive would be reduced by 10% (you would receive $180,000).

In another example, if a flight attendant spilled hot coffee on you during turbulence on an airplane, but the “fasten seatbelt” sign was on and you got up and moved around anyway – then a court could find you were partially at fault for your injury accident and your compensation would be reduced.

Damages You May Be Entitled To

If you’ve been injured in an airport or airplane accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation, including economic and non-economic damages. These include:

Economic

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Medical and hospital bills
  • Future medical care and rehabilitation
  • Property damages

Non-Economic

  • Pain and suffering
  • PTSD and emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium (spouse files suit)
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In some cases, but not all, a judge can also award punitive damages (sometimes called “exemplary damages”) to punish a defendant for their careless disregard for the safety of others.

Wrongful Death in an Airplane Accident

In the horrible event that your loved one dies in an airport accident or plane crash, you can file a wrongful death claim. By doing this, you can recover the economic and non-economic damages mentioned above as well as additional damages that include:

  • The mental pain and anguish of surviving family members
  • Lost care, support, maintenance, and advice the deceased would have provided to surviving family members had they lived
  • Lost inheritance from the deceased person’s lifetime earnings
  • Lost love, companionship, and comfort to surviving children and family members
  • Funeral and burial costs.

In Texas, the persons who are allowed to file a wrongful death claim include the deceased person’s . . .

  • Surviving spouse or
  • Surviving children or
  • Surviving parents or
  • One or more of these individuals on behalf of them all.

If the persons listed above do not file a wrongful death claim within three months of the date of the death, then the executor of the estate can file the claim instead, unless family members object. (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 71.004 (2021).) The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Texas is two years from the person’s death. (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003 (2021).)

Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury or Premises Liability Claim in Texas

The statute of limitations for personal injury and premises liability claims in Texas is two years (Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003). The clock starts ticking on the date of the airplane accident. If symptoms of an injury are delayed, the clock begins on the date you were diagnosed with injuries caused by the accident. If the two-year statute of limitations expires, a judge can dismiss your claim, and you’ll be barred from recovering damages. So don’t delay. Contact a DFW airport injury lawyer today.

Contact A Skilled Dallas Airplane Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an airport or airplane accident, we want to hear from you. Our skilled and experienced Dallas personal injury lawyers have represented many clients who have been hurt on planes and in airports. You don’t have to face mounting medical bills and an uncertain future alone. Our legal team is caring, professional, and engaged with each of our clients. We are always on hand to answer your questions and take your calls. To find out more about how we can help, call us for a free consultation at 214-522-9404.

Attorney Robert D. Crain

Robert D. Crain is a nationally renowned personal injury attorney who has been included in lists such as U.S. News’ Best Lawyers in America. Additional publications often include Rob on their “Best Lawyers” lists, including Texas Monthly and D Magazine. As a testament to his excellence, he is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. [ Attorney Bio ]

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