Helicopters are used for numerous purposes, ranging from logging to sightseeing to agriculture. As a result, helicopters can and do crash for a variety of reasons. According to a recent report by the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), the fatal helicopter rate has progressively increased over the last three years, from .54 per 100,000 flight hours in 2016 to .60 in 2017 to .72 in 2018.
Our firm has decades of experience representing victims of helicopter crashes. We have brought lawsuits against negligent helicopter manufacturers, helicopter component manufacturers, maintenance companies, pilots, and more.
We have successfully handled matters involving deaths or injuries involving the following types of helicopters, in addition to others:
- Bell UH-1 Iroquois
- Bell 47
- Bell 206
- Robinson R44
- Robinson R22
- Hughes 269C (also known as MD Helicopters 269(C))
- Hughes 369(D) (also known as MD Helicopters 369(D)