Helicopter Crash Lawyers



Helicopters are a unique form of transportation as their design allows for vertical takeoff and landing, but their complexity increases the likelihood of mechanical failures and technical malfunctions that can lead to a crash. Helicopters are small and light, so they provide little protection an accident. Crash fatalities are common; survivors face horrible physical and emotional injuries and may be left with mounting medical bills and expenses at a time they are unable to work. Victims and their families should be entitled to compensation, but helicopter companies and their insurance providers and lawyers often attempt to minimize or deny claims. It is difficult to fight for compensation on your own, but an experienced helicopter crash lawyer can help navigate the maze of laws and obstacles involved in getting justice and a fair settlement.

If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in a helicopter crash caused by someone else’s negligence or fault, the skilled and experienced lawyers at Crain Brogdon, LLP can help. When you have us on your side, we will handle all legal hurdles, deadlines, and requirements needed to hold the responsible parties liable and achieve optimum compensation.

We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case and determine the best way to handle it, so call us today.

Why Choose Our Helicopter Accident Attorneys

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Winning compensation in a helicopter crash case is complicated, as there are many safety regulations regarding helicopter operations and many causes of crashes. That is why it is so important to select an attorney who has the skills, experience, and resources to fight for the compensation you deserve. Here are some reasons why we feel you should choose Crain Brogdon LLP:

  • We are experienced. Our personal injury lawyers have been helping clients since 2001 and have over 125 years of combined experience. Quentin Brogdon has worked for over thirty years in personal injury trial law and is board certified.
  • We win big for our clients. The legal team at Crain Brogdon LLP has won more than $355 million in settlements for our clients, including a $142,000,000 net settlement in a fatal child care negligence case. We develop a personal relationship with our clients, and you can read testimonials
  • We know how to negotiate.  We handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies and other lawyers in an attempt to settle your case out of court, but we are fully prepared to take it to trial if necessary.
  • We are nationally recognized and respected. Our attorneys have received multiple awards and often provide national media analysis and train other attorneys. Attorney Robert Crain has been included in lists such as U.S. News’ Best Lawyers in America, and Quentin Brogdon has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating.

How Our Helicopter Crash Lawyers Work to Help You

After a helicopter crash, it is important to get started with your case quickly, while evidence and witnesses can be found. When you retain our helicopter accident attorneys, we will get to work immediately. We will:

  • Meet with you to discuss how the crash happened, the possible causes, and potentially responsible parties. We will estimate how much your case should be worth.
  • Investigate the crash and gather evidence. In the United States, aviation accidents are primarily governed and investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has rules and requirements for helicopters.  Our attorneys will look for evidence including weather reports, radar information, air traffic control recordings, administrative and maintenance records of the helicopter, pilot training and logbooks, and FAA or NTSB incident reports as to past problems with helicopter companies and their employees. We will examine the crash scene and interview witnesses and first responders to get all available information.
  • Hire experts familiar with the construction, operation, and maintenance of helicopters to reconstruct the accident and testify as to all parties who might have been at fault. We also hire experts to estimate your losses, the extent of injuries, and the expected costs and care needed into the future.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies and their attorneys to reach a fair settlement on your behalf.
  • Build your case and take it to trial and present compelling arguments, if necessary.

Helicopter Accident Lawyers Must Establish Liability


To win your case, our helicopter accident lawyers must prove there was negligence by another party, the defendant in the case, and that the defendant should be held liable for the damages you received.  To prove negligence legally, our attorneys must show the existence of the following elements:

  • Duty: The defendant had a duty not to cause harm.
  • Breach: The defendant breached this duty by actions or failure to act or use reasonable care.
  • Cause: This breach caused the crash that resulted in injuries.
  • Damages: You suffered actual damages as a result.

In many cases, there may be more than one defendant, as causes of helicopter crashes may include pilot error, inadequate safety training, improper maintenance of the helicopter, air controller failures, or defects in the helicopter or its parts. Depending on the situation, possible defendants may include:

  • the pilot
  • the helicopter company
  • safety inspectors
  • helicopter maintenance personnel
  • air traffic controllers
  • helicopter manufacturers.

If the defendant is a manufacturer for a defective helicopter or parts component, we may win compensation on a theory of strict liability. This allows a victim to establish fault if they were injured because the part was defective, regardless of whether the manufacturer used reasonable care.

Our attorneys will seek to identify all liable parties, as they all may have assets and insurance that can go toward a settlement.

Damages Our Helicopter Crash Lawyers May Recover


In a successful lawsuit, victims of helicopter crashes may be able to recover an award that covers their damages. Damages are the losses that resulted from the accident and cover both economic or monetary damages and noneconomic damages that do not have a specific dollar value but negatively impact life.  These may include:

  • Medical and rehabilitation and continuing care
  • Lost income, now and future
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering, physical and emotional
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium and enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death.

In cases involving extreme egregious behavior by the defendant, our attorneys may recover punitive damages as well. When serious injuries and deaths, damage awards may reach the millions of dollars.

Get Help from Our Helicopter Accident Lawyer

Helicopter accidents are devastating for victims and their families, who deserve justice and compensation for their losses. At Crain Brogdon, LLP, we know how to investigate helicopter crashes to find and secure evidence, and we have the resources and contacts with experts to help prove liability and hold defendants accountable. Let our compassionate legal team take the burden off you by handling all investigations, negotiations, communications, and court procedures associated with your case.

Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and will work to do the same for you. There are no fees to you until we win your case, so call us today at 214-522-9404 to schedule a free consultation.



Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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