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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 Our California Helicopter Tour Accident Lawyers?

  • 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 continuing into adverse “microweather,” resulting in a “CFIT” accident
  • 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 Experienced Helicopter Tour Accident 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 California helicopter tour accident 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.