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Helicopter Tour Accidents

Not all helicopter sightseeing tours are safe. In fact, the helicopter tour industry has one of the worst safety records in all of aviation.  If you or a family member was injured in a helicopter tour anywhere in the country, contact Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers to talk with a helicopter crash attorney. The consultation is free.  Our national trial attorneys have years of experience handling aviation accident claims.

Why Choose Us?

  • We’ve handled more than a dozen cases involving crashes of tour helicopters, especially in Hawai’i and Nevada.
  • Our representative cases show our commitment to uncovering the truth, regardless of the details of the accident. We have secured millions of dollars on behalf of aviation accident clients.
  • Our record of success at trial motivates tour operators and their insurance carriers to offer victims and their families higher settlements out of court, sooner.
  • We accept our helicopter tour accident clients on a contingency fee basis. The client pays attorney’s fees only if we win a recovery.

Common Causes of Helicopter Tour Accidents

Helicopter tour crashes are not uncommon.  Frequently, the operator’s insurance carrier pays the operator for a new helicopter and, within a few of weeks of the crash, the tour company re0pens its door.  The tour company advertises to arriving tourists that it is a “safe” operation, despite its history of disaster, and it’s back to business as usual.

Price competition in the helicopter tour industry leads to cost-cutting.  Competition for glowing Yelp reviews leads to risk-taking. Common causes of tour helicopter accidents include:

  • “Crowd-pleasing” pilots flying too close to terrain or water features
  • Pilots pressing on through adverse “microweather”
  • Poor helicopter maintenance
  • Using helicopter models and types that are not appropriate for the job
  • Defects in the design of the helicopter’s flight control system
  • Improper ground operations
  • Fatigued or complacent pilots

Pursuing a Claim for a Helicopter Crash

Many tour operators use shell corporations to make their assets difficult to reach.  Then, after a crash, they will contact families and make low-ball offers of settlement. A lawyer who knows the industry can help you fight for fair compensation.

Contact an Attorney Today

You do not have to go up against a helicopter sightseeing company in Hawai’i, Las Vegas, or other tourist destination alone. The aviation attorneys at Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers have what it takes to help.  Contact us online for a free consultation today with one of our helicopter crash attorneys, or call (650) 453-3600.