It's a rule of thumb that the smaller the vessel we travel in, the more likely an accident is to occur. This logic holds true for helicopters. These dangerous aircrafts have the highest fatality rate in air transportation. This can be due to inexperienced pilots, unsuccessfully maneuvering the aircraft to avoid a collision, or the amount of weight on board being too heavy for the craft, causing it to crash.
No matter the reason, helicopter accidents are tragic. Very often there are no survivors and families are left without a loved one. These accidents are far too common, and helicopters should not be a preferred mode of transportation due to their high risk of injury and death. However, there are times when a life changing experience such as a tour of the Grand Canyon or flying above places like Alaska where the only mode of transportation is a helicopter tour. It's most tragic when helicopter accidents occur during these fun, memory making experiences.
After a devastating helicopter accident, it's important for the victim, or in the case of a tragic and unexpected wrongful death, their family, to retain Board Certified legal counsel right away. The Helicopter Accident Lawyers at Shaked Law Firm have years of plane and helicopter accident experience and have successfully dealt with the complexities of the NTSB and FAA for our clients.
Within the scope of a wrongful death lawsuit lies a nuanced approach to collecting damages. While a family can never put a dollar amount on the loss of a loved one, and shouldn’t have to, there are still financial burdens that must be dealt with after death. For this reason, it’s important to obtain board certified legal counsel to help navigate both the judicial and financial aspects of a wrongful death lawsuit.Read More