Modified: November 3, 2022

What is the Legal Procedure after a Fatal Helicopter Crash?

What is the Legal Procedure after a Fatal Helicopter Crash?
What is the Legal Procedure after a Fatal Helicopter Crash?

A Tragic Period for Families

There is often too much for a family to comprehend in the aftermath of a terrible air crash like Kobe Bryant’s. There are burial costs, potential injuries, and the loss of a beloved member of the family. All these factors combined make this the worst period of a person’s life. As a result, such a tragedy requires significant legal aid.

We don’t have all of the answers to a case like the tragedy in California today. The NTSB and Kobe Bryant’s family will need time to grieve and learn more about what happened. Most of us are in shock. As grieving becomes understanding, we should all recognize some common factors in helicopter crash aftermaths.

Understanding Common Factors

Often the federal government gets involved. Already, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the fatal crash. Due to the severe nature of such collisions, the NTSB often investigates the causes of such accidents. In the coming months, the NTSB will report to the public their findings.

The cause is not always straightforward. In some cases, pilot error or weather conditions easily explain the crash’s purpose. In other cases, extensive research is necessary. Furthermore, there could be a combination of factors. In some cases, manufacturing errors may have caused the crash. This often opens up the helicopter maker for legal action– sometimes civil and sometimes criminal. Liability usually gets split. Just one person or company rarely holds all of the standard faults.

In many cases, a variety of factors combined to create the issue. Inadequate maintenance, combined with the weather, may be one such example. Regardless, our firm is researching the cause of the crash and will update our readers.

Top Notch American Injury Lawyer, Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline

Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.

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