Aviation

 

Commercial, Helicopter, General Aviation
 
Baum Hedlund's Helicopter Accident Experience

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman’s Helicopter Accident Litigation Experience


Over the past 40 years, the aviation accident attorneys of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman have represented many victims in a wide variety of helicopter crashes, including helicopter sightseeing tour accidents in the Hawaiian Islands and other vacation destinations.


Baum Hedlund helicopter crash attorney Ilyas Akbari inspecting several helicopters at a regional aviation facility


The firm’s experienced helicopter attorneys have also represented victims in medical air-ambulance rescue operations and work-related helicopter accidents, including industrial and construction type operations as well as professional aerial photography and logging enterprises.


Dawson [Lee] v. Robinson Helicopter Company Trial   Jose Ricardo Cabrera's Family HiresBaum Hedlund Aviation Attorneys to Represent Them Against Robinson Helicopter Company in First Fatal R66 Crash   Juan Pablo Gavira's Family HiresBaum Hedlund Aviation Attorneys to Represent Them Against Robinson Helicopter Company in First Fatal R66 Crash
Dawson [Lee] v. Robinson Helicopter Company Trial
Settled March 1, 2012 in
Seattle, Washington
 
Jose Ricardo Cabrera's Family HiresBaum Hedlund Aviation Attorneys to Represent Them Against Robinson Helicopter Company in First Fatal R66 Crash
 
Juan Pablo Gavira's Family HiresBaum Hedlund Aviation Attorneys to Represent Them Against Robinson Helicopter Company in First Fatal R66 Crash


We have decades of experience representing nearly 600 victims in aviation accidents including aviation related product liability lawsuits against helicopter manufacturers. We have represented victims in helicopter accident general negligence and product liability claims against various defendants including manufacturers such as Aerospatiale, Bell Helicopter Textron, Eurocopter, Hughes Helicopters, McDonnell Douglas, Messerschmitt-Bolkow Blohm, Robinson Helicopters and Sikorsky.


Lead aviation law attorney, Ronald Goldman, provides insight into the various casuses of a recent spike in helicopter crashes in the US


At Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC, our lawyers have extensive experience in investigating helicopter accidents and pursuing full and fair compensation on behalf of the victims and families. Contact our experienced helicopter accident attorneys for thorough investigation and aggressive pursuit of your personal injury or wrongful death claim.


If you or a loved one have been in a helicopter or other aviation accident,
Contact Baum Hedlund today for a free consultation.

We can assist you with the following matters related to commercial
and noncommercial helicopter accidents:

Manufacturer defect / Product liability
Pilot error 
Poor craft design
Maintenance failure
Air Traffic Control government or contractor error
Helicopter pad operator negligence
Obstructions
Poor weather conditions


Baum Hedlund Changed Aviation Law, Making Helicopters Safer

Our firm took a helicopter air ambulance case to trial and changed aviation law in the process. The case involved a helicopter made by Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. The Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter picked up a girl seriously injured in a car accident. While the helicopter air ambulance was transporting the girl to Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, the tail rotor cracked and the helicopter crashed in Griffith Park. Three paramedics and the injured girl were killed. Although the helicopter company knew previously of the rotor problem and in turn told the military to change all of the helicopters, civil aviation was not notified. Our firm changed aviation law when we argued that a life is a life and that the same military aviation standard should apply to civil aviation matters. The Appeals Court agreed.

View Simulation Videos of the Bell Helicopter Crash in Griffith Park

Griffith Part Bell Helicoptor crash simulation video:  tail rotor loss
Griffith Part Bell Helicoptor crash simulation video:  yoke breakdown
Griffith Part Bell Helicoptor crash simulation video:  shot peening
Griffith Part Bell Helicoptor crash simulation video:  flexure loss
Griffith Part Bell Helicoptor crash simulation video:  cracking yoke


After winning the appeal, Paul Hedlund (an aviation attorney for the families) said, "They have been hiding behind this military exemption for as long as I can remember. It was time somebody called them on it."

Skilled helicopter accident attorneys are experienced in aviation laws as well as the technical operations of an aircraft. We understand how to investigate the causes of helicopter accidents and identify responsible parties and hold them accountable.

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman's Helicopter Cases

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