Helicopter Accident Lawyer
Helicopter accidents often involved complex questions of causation, touching upon many areas of specialty, such as piloting, component design, avionics (and avionics software), and human factors. Mithoff Law has decades of experience conducting in-depth, independent investigations with subject-matter experts to determine the underlying causes that may have contributed to a crash. Whether you were injured as a passenger or a pilot, or are a family member who lost a loved one, the trial-ready lawyers at Mithoff Law have extensive experience pursuing aviation claims.
To get the help you need, contact a helicopter accident attorney at Mithoff Law by calling 713-654-1122.
“Mithoff, a Houston personal injury lawyer, is no stranger to winning big payoffs for large groups of people. He negotiated a $2.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry for Harris and other counties, and he won $80 million for residents of a nursing home who were killed in a 2005 bus explosion while fleeing Hurricane Rita.”
– Houston Chronicle, November 22, 2017
Our aviation accident attorneys have real experience helping plaintiffs recover damages from helicopter accidents, including those involving:
Improper maintenance guidance:
Mithoff Law also represents the pilot and passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed while performing fire control work, killing the pilot and one passenger, and seriously injuring another passenger. The plaintiffs have alleged that the Type Certificate Holder for the helicopter’s engine provided improper maintenance procedures for the engine, and that maintenance was negligently performed on the helicopter’s engine.
Who may be liable in a helicopter accident?
Proving liability is one of the most challenging and critical components of any personal injury case. Was the crash a result of pilot error, a lapse in maintenance, or a defect in the helicopter, its engine, or its avionics?
Our helicopter accident attorneys work closely with a team of subject matter experts to investigate and pursue claims. With and through our experts, we review relevant National Transportation Safety Board investigation reports, and conduct our own independent investigation.
Our investigations are intended to determine contributing causes, through investigatory methods such as component part or avionics testing, radar and flight reconstruction, detailed materials analysis (including metallurgical testing or industrial CT scanning), investigation of meteorological conditions, and aviation human factors analysis.
Through this in-depth research we seek to identify potentially responsible parties, such as:
- Helicopter pilots
- Aircraft or component part designers and manufacturers
- Maintenance providers
- Helicopter charter companies
- Helicopter owners and operators
- Airport personnel
Why do helicopter accidents occur?
While aviation accidents can be caused by factors outside of human control, there are often negligent acts or design or manufacturing defects that play a role in such crashes.
Our Houston personal injury law firm has represented numerous victims of helicopter crashes, including:
- Human error
- Design and manufacturing defects
- Hazardous conditions
- Improper training
Other types of personal injury accidents
Finding a helicopter accident law firm with experience winning cases can be difficult due to the rarity of aviation accidents. Mithoff Law has won large settlements in multiple aviation cases and is comfortable taking your case to court if a settlement is not agreed upon.
Our Houston law firm has also tried and won multiple cases for other personal injury accidents including:
Consult an experienced helicopter accident attorney
Mithoff Law is home to the top helicopter accident attorneys in Houston and will work tirelessly to gain justice for you and your family. Helicopter accidents involve several complex issues, including jurisdiction and causation, which require expert analysis and a deep understanding of relevant laws and regulations.
Our skilled aviation attorneys have that experience, and are ready to help you explore your options. To get started, call 713-654-1122 to request a consultation with one of our helicopter accident attorneys.