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Helicopter Accidents

Las Vegas Helicopter Crash Injury Lawyers

When a helicopter crashes, it can be devastating for all on board. People are often killed or sustain severe injuries such as traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries, severe burns and crushed or lost limbs. If someone you love is seriously injured or killed in ahelicopter accident, the personal injury attorneys at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen can assist you in finding out what happened and who is responsible for the accident.

Determining Liability

There are several factors that can cause a helicopter to crash. When negligence plays a role, the person or company at fault can and should be held accountable. Negligent parties can include the pilot, the owner of the aircraft, the company responsible for maintenance and repairs, and the manufacturing company that supplied the parts.

Helicopter Accidents Are Often the Result Of:

  • Pilot error such as flying into harsh weather conditions
  • Poor maintenance of the aircraft
  • Inadequate repairs
  • Faulty equipment
  • Regulation violations
  • Communication failures

Recent Las Vegas Helicopter Crashes

1. On October 23, 2019, a helicopter crashed near the visitor’s center of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center in Clark County, Nevada.

The Nevada High Patrol Southern Command responded to the helicopter crash that occurred at SR 159 near the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, where witnesses described the helicopter crashing approximately 20 feet from the road.

The helicopter had two people on board at the time of the crash, the pilot and a male passenger. Both helicopter crash in Red Rock Canyon victims were transported to UMC once medical emergency crews arrived. Sadly, within twelve hours of the helicopter crash occurring, the pilot succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the trauma center, while the passenger remained hospitalized with critical injuries.

2. Four passengers and the pilot were killed in a Las Vegas helicopter crash on Dec. 7, 2011. The helicopter, operated by Sundance Helicopters, was taking the passengers on a luxury tour that was scheduled to fly over downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas strip and the Hoover Dam.

The helicopter, reportedly, crashed into the River Mountains surrounding Lake Mead at about 5 p.m. The cause of the accident is not known and the identities of the deceased have not been released.

Helicopter Accident Lawsuits

When a private or commercial helicopter crashes, it is important that a thorough investigation be conducted to determine the cause of the accident. If negligence played a role in the crash, the injured parties or the surviving family members of those killed can pursue damages by filing a helicopter accident lawsuit.

Thehelicopter accident lawyers at Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen offer qualified legal assistance for individuals and families affected by helicopter crashes. To schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm, please contact us today at (702) 505-8115. Our Las Vegas Helicopter Injury Lawyers will conduct an investigation to determine what happened and why and will help you find the answers to the questions you are seeking.

Source: CBS News

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