Helicopter Accident Lawyers
If you lost a loved one in a helicopter crash, you may be entitled to receive significant compensation for your losses.
Helicopter Crash Fatalities
Helicopters are one of the most dangerous ways to fly and pilot error is one of the most common reasons for crashes. Even though aviation agencies are working to improve helicopter crash statistics, the accident rate remains much higher than with other forms of aviation. In fact, the total accident rate for helicopters sits around 3.37 per 100,000 flight hours, while the total accident rate for planes is just over 1 death per 100,000 hours. The accident rate for personal/private helicopters is even worse at 29.6 accidents per 100,000, making it one of the most dangerous ways to fly.
If you lost a loved one in a commercial or private helicopter crash, contact us today to learn if you are eligible to seek justice for your loss.
Crash Victims Have Rights
All aviation crash cases are complicated because they may be caused by many different things. Your pilot may be to blame, but so may be the designer, manufacturer, equipment manufacturer, or maintenance personnel.
When we investigate your claim, we do more than apply the appropriate laws. We analyze news reports, eyewitness testimony, FAA files, aircraft model specifications and accident history, navigation charts, emergency responder reports, and all other evidence and data needed to determine the cause of the crash. We use this information to determine liability and then determine an estimate of the damages you may be entitled to.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a helicopter accident, contact us as soon as possible. We have been fighting for the rights of aviation crash victims for decades and we stand ready to fight for you now. We will ensure you are treated fairly, that your rights are protected, and that you receive the justice you deserve for your grief, agony, and pain.
Common Causes of Helicopter Crashes – Human Error
While loss of control and flying into terrain or objects are two of the most common causes of fatal crashes, the FAA reports that systems failures, fuel issues, component failure, and midair collisions also cause a great number of accidents. But the fact is, most of these issues are avoidable and preventable.
If you lost a loved one in a helicopter crash, understand that you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim, and the clock starts ticking at the moment of the crash. In some states, the statute of limitations could be as short as one year. If you want justice, contact us as soon as possible.
Why Choose Us?
We are dedicated to holding negligent entities responsible for the injuries they cause, and we don’t let them get away with short-changing your grief, pain, and suffering. We won’t let them take advantage of your or your family and we will help you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about how we handle aviation claims, including how we-
Analyze the evidence, black box data, eyewitness testimony, and expert testimony to see exactly what caused the crash and determine the scope of your injuries and losses so you know exactly how to file your claims.
Estimate the cost of damages and loss with medical and aviation experts who know how to estimate the true cost of helicopter crash injuries and deaths.
Advocate on behalf of helicopter crash victims and their families to ensure you get the most compensation possible for your injuries and losses.
Negotiate with the responsible entitles on your behalf to reach the best settlement possible.
When necessary, litigate your case in court and use every lawful measure to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Recent Private Plane Crash Verdicts and Settlements
$21 million awarded to the families of two army reservists who died when their helicopter hit power lines
$16 million awarded to the families of two couples who died in helicopter crash caused by inadequate maintenance
$12.7 million award to the families of three people who died in a medical helicopter crash
$7.2 million awarded to the family of man killed when his helicopter hit a power line
$2.7 million awarded to two families after a helicopter crash caused by ‘chugging’ or severe vibrations