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Helicopter Accident Resulting in Wrongful Death

Jul 17, 2023 | Wrongful Death

Although you might not consider helicopter accidents frequent, they can occur and result in terrible losses. Even a modest helicopter collision can result in injuries and property damage costing millions of dollars. Also, helicopter accidents might result in lifetimes of mental pain and financial costs for surviving family members. After any helicopter accident, the California helicopter crash attorneys at KAASS LAW are here to defend your legal rights.

Typical Causes of a Helicopter Accident

Helicopter crashes can happen for a variety of causes. So, working with a lawyer familiar with aviation’s technical complexities is essential to establish liability for the accident. Here are some frequent reasons for helicopter accidents:

  • Pilot Mistake

All aviation accidents are most likely caused A careless pilots who can be responsible for the harm (or fatalities) they bring by pilot error. Both the aircraft owner and the pilot’s employer are liable. A wrongful death may also be the responsibility of related businesses, such as the private charter firm that organized the flight or a helicopter tour. Therefore, to guarantee that you receive all the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries, a skilled helicopter accident lawyer will be able to identify all potential defendants and establish their legal liability for the accident.

  • Wrong Maintenance

A helicopter may occasionally crash before it ever takes off. Before taking off, pilots must make sure their aircraft is safe to fly. Thus, like other aircraft, helicopters require routine inspection. Helicopter owners must complete annual reviews and maintain their aircraft in operable condition. In the event of a crash brought on by inadequate maintenance, the owner, the pilot, and the organization contracted to maintain or repair the aircraft may all be held accountable.

  • Defective Parts

A helicopter is a complex mechanical device with thousands of moving components susceptible to failure. There is a greater chance of flaws in parts, systems, or the entire helicopter because aircraft are even more complex machines than automobiles. Known as “strict product liability,” manufacturers may be held accountable for helicopter crashes brought on by malfunctioning components. Basically, an injury victim need not demonstrate the manufacturer’s negligence under strict responsibility. The maker can be held accountable for the victim’s injuries as long as the product was being used as intended at the time of the incident. Along with handling wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits, the helicopter attorneys at KAASS LAW have experience with these product liability claims.

Wrongful Death Claims after a Helicopter Accident in California

Unfortunately, wrongful deaths are a common outcome of helicopter accidents. While grieving, it can be challenging for surviving family members to consider submitting a claim and going through the legal system. However, it is crucial to hold negligent actors accountable for the deaths they bring about.

Pilots, helicopter owners, and negligent manufacturers must all be liable for the tragedies they bring about. This responsibility assists in preventing future instances of negligence. In the long run, it might even save lives.

Who Can Be Liable for a Wrongful Death?

There are several possible defendants if a helicopter accident results in wrongful death. These defendants include:

  • Pilots
  • Owners
  • Charter services
  • Manufacturers
  • Others whose negligence led to the victim’s demise

Damages that Family Members Can Recover

Survival family members can get compensation for an extensive list of damages, including:

Additionally, registered domestic partners and surviving spouses are eligible for compensation for loss of consortium. This loss of consortium stands in for the emotional losses brought on by a spouse’s premature passing, including care, companionship, affection, and even the inability to engage in sexual activity.

Call California Wrongful Death Attorneys Today!

Our knowledgeable helicopter crash attorneys at KAASS LAW have years of expertise. We are familiar with the legal and medical concerns that helicopter crash cases raise. Call 310-933-5171 to schedule your consultation now! Visit this website to see our other services.