Las Vegas Helicopter Injury Attorney
Attorney Lawrence J. Smith discusses Las Vegas airplane and helicopter accidents and the importance of having an experienced attorney handle your case. To learn more about Las Vegas airplane and helicopter accidents, watch this video.
When a helicopter crashes, it can be devastating for all on board. People are often killed or sustain severe injuries such as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, severe burns and crushed or lost limbs. If someone you love is seriously injured or killed in a helicopter accident, the personal injury attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith can assist you in finding out what happened and who is responsible for the accident.
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
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.
The helicopter accident lawyers at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith 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 702-228-2600. Our attorneys 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