Helicopter Tour Injury Attorney in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known to have several different helicopter tour companies all around the city. Some helicopter tours also take passengers all the way to the Grand Canyon, while others take a trip around the Las Vegas strip. 

Helicopter tours are a great way to get to know the state of Nevada, and to see all of its natural beauty. But, there are some unfortunate circumstances where helicopter tours don’t go as planned. If you or a loved one have been injured as a passenger while on a helicopter tour, give our Las Vegas attorneys a call today to discuss your potential lawsuit. Many people are unaware that they could file a lawsuit against a responsible party for any injuries that they have suffered. 

Can I file a lawsuit if I have been injured in a helicopter accident in Las Vegas?

If you have been injured in a helicopter accident in Las vegas, you have the right to get compensated for your injuries, along with any lost wages from the hours that you missed out on from work. Nevada law allows accident victims to hold negligent parties responsible for any injuries caused by an accident.

However, given that helicopter accidents could get very complex, especially if the cause was a mechanical error, it takes a highly qualified attorney to investigate the circumstances. Call our top-rated Las Vegas lawyers today to discuss your specific helicopter accident case.

What type of injuries are caused by a helicopter crash?

You should seek medical attention right away after being involved in a helicopter accident.

What causes a helicopter tour accident in Las Vegas?

There are several common reasons why a helicopter tour accident could take place. Some examples include:

  • Pilot negligence: a helicopter pilot must be extensively trained by their employer, and have the required license. Besides a license, a pilot must also have passed several different background checks in order to safely fly a helicopter. In the case of a pilot’s negligence, the injured victim could hold the pilot responsible.
  • Improper training: Flying a helicopter needs multiple months, even years of training and experience. When hiring a pilot, a helicopter touring company must make sure that their pilots are all trained properly.
  • Air traffic controller negligence: an air traffic controller is responsible for managing all of the helicopters and planes in the sky to make sure that there is no possibility of a collision. When an air traffic control acts negligently, the possibility of aircraft and aircraft collision, or an aircraft and structure collision is increased.
  • Improper maintenance: There are so many different parts of a helicopter that need to constantly be maintained. In the event that the helicopter is not maintained, the risk of an accident is very high.
  • Defective helicopter parts: defective parts could cause a helicopter accident. There are three types of defects, which include a design defect, a warranty defect and a manufacturer defect. There are several different parts that go into a fully functioning helicopter. Examples include the engine, the seat belt, the transmission, etc. When just one of these parts fails to work properly, the entire helicopter could result in an accident.
  • Low fuel: it is the pilot’s and the helicopter tour company’s responsibility to make sure that the helicopter has enough fuel. Extensive training is required for those operating a helicopter to determine exactly how much fuel they need.
  • Poor weather conditions: when the weather conditions are poor, such as fog or rain, the likelihood of a helicopter accident is increased. When there is the possibility of a poor environment, the helicopter tour company, or the pilot could be held responsible for continuing with the tour despite poor weather conditions.
  • High structures: a pilot must be trained with how high they should fly the helicopter, given that there are several high structures in Las Vegas. 
  • Flying objects: objects in a helicopter must be safely secured onto overhead bins or under the chair. In the event that it is not safely secured, a passenger has the right to hold the helicopter touring company responsible.

What if I was also responsible for my helicopter tour injuries?

Sometimes, an injured person could also be responsible for the injuries that they have suffered in a helicopter tour. This falls under Nevada’s comparative fault laws. For example, if you failed to wear your helicopter seat belt, and were injured from a collision with another aircraft, you could also be held responsible for your injuries. If you had worn your seatbelt, it’s possible that the injuries would not have been so severe.

In the case described above, you could still get compensated for the injuries you have suffered. In Nevada, if you were more than 51% responsible for your injuries, you will not be able to recover compensation. But, if you are less than 51% responsible, then you could receive financial compensation for your injuries. 

Percentages are determined when attorneys and investigators look into the circumstances of the accident. This means that insurance companies may try to increase your percentage of fault as much as possible. That is why having a highly qualified Las Vegas attorney will work in your favor. Our attorneys at Heidari Law will look into all of the circumstances as soon as possible to make sure that we have strong evidence in your favor. 

Death from a Helicopter Accident

Unfortunately, there’s also the possibility that helicopter accidents could be so severe that it causes fatalities. In the event of a fatality, the deceased’s family members could still file a lawsuit against the responsible party. This is filed under a wrongful death claim, which is a type of lawsuit where the family members’ loved ones file a lawsuit against the responsible party. The family member could receive compensation for the deceased’s loss of income, pain and suffering, as well as:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Interest for the compensation owed by the responsible party 
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of companionship 
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost benefits
  • Expenses related to probate and estate administration
  • Punitive damages

If you have lost a loved one from a helicopter accident in Las Vegas, give our wrongful death attorneys in Las Vegas a call to discuss the different options that you may have.

When should I file my helicopter accident injury lawsuit?

In Nevada there is a statute of limitations that goes into detail about the deadline for filing a helicopter accident lawsuit. You should file your helicopter accident lawsuit as soon as possible. If you were involved in a helicopter accident, you have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. 

If you believe there is a party responsible for your helicopter tour accident, give us a call today. 2 years may seem like a long time, however the longer you wait, the more difficult it could be to get the evidence that you need to help you win, and therefore the more you have to lose. Since helicopter accidents could be complex, it could take months, even years to gather all the evidence to piece together exactly how the accident happened.

How much do our helicopter injury attorneys cost?

Our attorneys work through a contingency fee agreement, and will only get paid if we win compensation in your favor. You do not owe us anything until we win for you. 

Contact Our Helicopter Tour Injury Attorneys Today

Helicopter tour injuries could be very severe, and may require thousands of dollars or more in medical bills and treatments. You should not have to pay for these unexpected expenses if you were not responsible for the accident. Give us a call today to hold the responsible parties liable financially. Our Las Vegas injury attorneys work tirelessly to make sure that you get the legal help you deserve.

Our highly qualified attorneys will investigate the circumstances of the helicopter accident. This is not something that all aviation accident attorneys in Las Vegas do for their clients. After investigating the aircraft accident, we will then be able to determine liability and fight for you to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Helicopter injury lawsuits are a very specific type of case that requires an experienced attorney. Our attorneys have decades of experience representing victims who have been injured in circumstances just like these. Give us a call today for a free case evaluation.

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