Robinson R22 Helicopter Accident Attorney
The Robinson R22 manufactured by Robinson Helicopter Company. It was designed in 1973 and has been in production since 1979. The R22 is a two-seat, two-blade single-engine helicopter. Robinson Helicopter Company has been the center of many controversies due to incidents involving their helicopters in the past, mostly involving their R44 helicopter; however, the R22 helicopter has also been involved in many incidents over the years.
Between 1979 and 2010 specifically, the R22 has been associated with over 1,200 incidents – over 180 which were fatal incidents. In 1981, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily revoked the R22’s type certificate due to an issue with the main rotor blade – the company had to replace all main rotor blades of the fleet of R22’s in service at the time and implement stricter quality procedures/requirements. In addition, the R22 helicopters were associated in a number of incidents involving student pilots, which caused the company to create a safety course. This caused the number of incidents to decline significantly.
Regardless, the R22 helicopter’s accident rate per 100,000 flight hours remains in the Top 5 with a value of 0.67. Although the company has always been quick to blame student pilots and a lack of experience for accidents involving their helicopters, it is important to note that this company has been associated with helicopter defects.
Were you or a member of your family injured in a helicopter accident involving an R22 helicopter? If the accident was caused by a defect present in the helicopter, then you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against Robinson Helicopter Company.
If you are interested in exploring the legal options available to you, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm immediately. Our helicopter accident lawyers here at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to understand your right to sue and take action against Robinson Helicopter Company for either the injuries that you suffered or the wrongful death of a loved one associated with a defect in their helicopter. If you are ready to discuss your right to sue with the experts at our law firm, contact us today.
Possible Helicopter Crash Injuries
Helicopter accidents are devastating. They can lead to critical injuries and are often fatal. Some of the injuries that have been associated with helicopter accidents in the past include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (leading to paralysis/quadriplegia)
- Broken bones (usually multiple broken bones)
- Ruptured and/or punctured organs
- Severed limbs
- Severe nerve damage (resulting in loss of function/feeling or chronic pain)
- Severe burn injuries
Survivors of helicopter crashes often suffer critical injuries that can be disabling. Unfortunately, these injuries can be fatal.
Regardless of the specific harm that you or a member of your family suffered in a helicopter accident, you might have grounds to sue for the harm suffered. You should contact a helicopter accident lawyer as soon as possible to explore the legal options available to you and your family.
Liability for Helicopter Crashes
Who is liable for the harm resulting from helicopter crashes? In cases where the crash was directly associated with a defect present in the helicopter, then the company that manufactures the helicopter could definitely be liable. This is because these companies have a duty of care towards consumers – they must thoroughly inspect their products to be able to identify and address any defects in labeling, design, manufacturing. If they fail to do so and make defective products available to the public, then they can be liable for any resulting harm.
If you were injured in a helicopter crash involving an R22, Robinson Helicopter Co. could certainly be liable for your injuries. If a loved one was killed in a R22 helicopter crash, the company could likewise be liable for the wrongful death. This means that you could sue.
For more information about your right to sue for the harm resulting from an accident involving a R22 helicopter, contact the experts at our law firm today.
Compensation after a Robinson R22 Helicopter Accident
Whether you are pursuing an injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit, you could be eligible to recover significant monetary compensation. What could you recover? Some of the common categories of compensation include the following:
Wrongful death benefits
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Legal costs
These include funeral/burial costs, pre-death medical expenses, loss of consortium, loss of financial support, etc.
If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover given that your R22 helicopter lawsuit is ultimately successful, contact us immediately. Our attorneys are ready to evaluate your case and fight for your right to win. You can trust that our helicopter accident lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest settlement available for your claim.
File Your Claim on Time
Your helicopter accident claim is subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to sue. If claimants do not file their claims on time, then they could lose their right to file a lawsuit entirely. How long do you have to file your lawsuit? In California, personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Similarly, wrongful death claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Of course, there are some exceptions to the statute of limitations that could affect the time that claimants have to sue. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your helicopter accident lawsuit, contact us immediately. Our lawyers are ready to help you file your claim quickly.
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?
Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit? Can a divorced parent, a brother, a sister, or stepchildren file a wrongful death claim? Not everyone can file a lawsuit for wrongful death. Based on California law, only the following parties can file a wrongful death lawsuit:
- A surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children (if there is no surviving family, then anyone who is entitled to the decedent’s assets based on intestate succession can sue)
- A putative spouse, a putative spouse’ children, the decedent’s stepchildren, or the decedent’s parents (if these parties where financially dependent on the decedent)
- A minor who was residing with the decedent and who was financially dependent on the decedent for the last 180 days
If you have any further questions about whether you could file a wrongful death claim, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Contact Us Today – Downtown L.A. Law Group is here to help
If you or a member of your family suffered harm in a helicopter crash involving a defective R22 helicopter, you can trust the experts at our law firm to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue Robinson Helicopter Company. Here at Downtown L.A. Law Group, our helicopter accident lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you start the legal process. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling all sorts of claims, including helicopter accident claims.
We are proud to offer free legal services. These services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address absolutely all of your concerns. It doesn’t matter whether you want to begin your claim or redirect it, our experts can help you.
Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, because we work on contingency, our clients will never have to pay anything until after reaching a positive claim outcome. If you don’t win, you simply won’t pay.
If you are ready to speak with our helicopter accident experts, contact us today. Our lawyers are ready to help you every step of the way.
Help with Funeral Costs
Besides being able to offer legal help with your helicopter accident claim, we can also help you with funeral costs after the wrongful death of a loved one. Here at Downtown L.A. Law Group, we can help you with covering funeral costs after a helicopter accident. For more information, contact us at your earliest convenience – we can help you with funeral costs during this difficult time in your life.