The skies above Nevada and surrounding states host a high volume of traffic — tourist flights over the Grand Canyon, corporate planes, commuter planes and commercial jetliners. Flying is inherently dangerous, since even small errors can bring an aircraft down, and a helicopter crash or airplane accident typically occurs at a high speed and high elevation.

Causes of aviation accidents

When an in-flight breakup or crash during landing or takeoff occurs, the Federal Aviation Administration performs an investigation into the incident. Causes of helicopter and plane crashes include equipment malfunction, unavoidable weather issues and pilot error. Often, an aviation accident is the result of a combination of factors. A pilot’s distraction during a change in the weather, the stress on defective equipment when the craft flies through a storm, flying at low altitudes to provide tourists a better view — small errors cause fatal crashes.

If you have lost a member of your family, or suffered a serious injury as the result of an airplane or helicopter crash, you need and deserve full compensation for your losses. If you would like to speak to an attorney from Harris & Harris Lawyers, our Las Vegas personal injury firm, please contact our office to arrange a free, confidential consultation.

Airplane and helicopter crash injury claims

When investigating the cause of a private plane or helicopter crash, or commercial aviation accident, our lawyers call on aviation experts and experts in FAA regulations to identify those responsible and hold them accountable for our client’s loss. When preparing a wrongful death lawsuit, the attorneys call on economic experts to accurately calculate the full value of our client’s claim.

If faulty maintenance or defective equipment on a plane or helicopter caused the crash, our client may be entitled to a product liability claim. Pilot error may have resulted from negligent hiring practices on the part of a corporation. Our lawyers will coordinate all claims so our client receives maximum benefit. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf.