Phoenix Helicopter Crash Lawyer
Gallagher & Kennedy is a premier aviation accident law firm in Arizona. We have practiced aviation law for over 40 years, with a proven track record of favorable results on behalf of clients. Our Phoenix helicopter crash attorneys have obtained six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts for the significant losses victims and their loved ones have suffered in helicopter crashes.
Professionals in the industry regard one of our lawyers as among the finest aviation attorneys in the country. Call (602) 530-8400 today to speak to a lawyer about your helicopter crash and the related catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths you may have suffered. Your family could be eligible for compensation.
Why Choose Us?
- We have handled virtually every aircraft accident case in Arizona in the past 10 years, including multiple fatal helicopter accidents.
- We have the resources of a large firm to help you sort through the nuances of your specific claim, yet we dedicate personal attention to each client like a boutique firm.
- We accept clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay attorney’s fees unless we secure you a settlement or jury verdict.
The Facts on Helicopter Crashes
The rate of helicopter accidents has fallen in the U.S. over the past three years, according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration. In 2016, the U.S. recorded 106 total helicopter accidents, 17 of which were fatal. In 2015, these numbers were 121 and 17, respectively. In 2014 and 2013 the accident rates were even higher, reaching 146 total accidents and 30 deaths in 2013. Advanced safety technologies, policy changes and outreach efforts to educate the helicopter community may have helped reduce the number of helicopter crashes in the U.S.
What Causes Helicopter Crashes?
When a helicopter crash does occur, the aircraft manufacturer, owner, operator or another party could be liable for damages. Many different things could go wrong to cause a helicopter to crash, from mechanical failures to lapses by air traffic controllers. In our history of representing cases involving mid-air helicopter collisions, Air Evac helicopter accidents, and fatal EC-350 disasters, we have come to recognize several most common causes of helicopter crashes. Our Phoenix aviation accident attorneys know how to bring strong claims against the at-fault parties on behalf of our clients.
- Unsafe aircraft
- Rotor malfunctions
- Drone collisions
- Air traffic control mistakes
- Pilot error
- Dangerous weather
- Risky operations
Human error is a common theme when studying the causes of past injury and fatal helicopter crashes around the world. If the operators, owners, crew members, traffic controllers and people sharing airspace with helicopters behaved more prudently, it could prevent dozens of helicopter crashes each year. Lapses in judgment such as piloting fatigued or flying drones near manned helicopters can cause serious and fatal accidents. No matter what caused your helicopter crash in Arizona, our Phoenix injury attorneys can help you go up against the defendant(s) in the name of justice, fundamental industry changes and financial compensation for your family.
Common Helicopter Crash Injuries
Victims of helicopter crashes can suffer catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common are burns, broken bones, lacerations, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. If the helicopter goes down in a body of water, victims may also suffer injuries from drowning, including lack of oxygen that could cause permanent brain damage. If you survived a helicopter crash or lost a loved one, a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party could provide the financial stability you need to pay for years of expensive health care, treatments, disability accommodations, funeral expenses and more.
Contact Our Phoenix Helicopter Crash Lawyers Today
Gallagher & Kennedy has the aviation law experience, case history, resources and passion for justice to help you with even the most complex helicopter crash case in Arizona. We skillfully guide clients through every part of the legal experience, from the free initial consultation where we get to know the client to aggressive settlement negotiations with a helicopter owner, operator or company’s insurance provider. Our Phoenix helicopter crash attorneys know how to help you during this difficult time. Speak to an attorney today at (602) 530-8400.