- Medical Expenses and rehabilitation costs
- Disability care and prescription drug medication costs
- Lost waged and loss of future income
- Pain and suffering and emotional trauma
- Punitive damages – where possible
Do waivers limit my ability to recover?Waivers serve the purpose of shielding the operator from lawsuits when patrons are injured as a result of using their facilities or equipment. However, waivers are not a full line defense and can be overcome under certain circumstances. The primary question to ask with regards to waivers is whether a waiver can actually limit the negligence of the operator. While waivers do limit certain types of issues, they are not always a bar.
Who is liable for my injuries?A common question with regards to tour accident injuries is who is liable? Liability can depend on a number of different factors including, the type of accident and injuries. It is possible that multiple parties be held liable in the event that there is an accident including the tour company and any other vehicles involved in the incident. Common injuries can be moderate to severe depending on the type of accident and location. Generally helicopter accidents can cause serious head, neck and back injuries depending on the height of the helicopter at the time of incident and type of crash. If you have been involved in a helicopter accident or aviation accident after participating in a guided or scenic tour we can help with your recovery.
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Head Trauma injuries
- Severe neck and lower back injuries including ruptured discs
- Broken and fractures bones
- Severe burn injuries
- Loss of eyesight
- Loss of hearing
- Facial lacerations resulting in permanent disfigurement
What if my loved one died as a result of the accident?California law has what is known as survivor statutes allowing for the family of the deceased to bring a cause of action on behalf of his or her estate. In order to have standing in a wrongful death cause of action you must satisfy certain criteria. While not all family members can bring a cause of action, the spouse, children, parents and other decedents or issue can present a cause of action. Additionally, California recognizes domestic partnerships to have standing in a wrongful death statute. While this is not a complete list it is required that you speak with an attorney to have a better understanding of your rights.
How We Can HelpWe know that monetary compensation is not sufficient to fill the void or loss, but it can help to alleviate the costs incurred in their absence. Costs including medical bills, burial expenses and other related expenses can be substantial. Downtown LA Law’s represents victims who suffered injuries as a result of helicopter tour crashes or tour company accidents. Our Los Angeles tour accident attorneys handle a host of different issues and are available for free consultations. List of Helicopter Operators in the United States