Bay Area Helicopter Crash Lawyer
Helicopters are essential but dangerous tools of modern transportation. They crash with much greater frequency, and with higher fatality rates, than other types of aircraft.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a helicopter accident, contact the Bay Area aviation accident attorneys at Sterns & Walker today.
Hiring a Helicopter Crash Attorney
Helicopter accidents are emotionally wrenching events for all individuals involved. Take your time to recover your emotional bearings in the days after a helicopter accident, but bear in mind the limited amount of time you have to research the legal ramifications of the accident—and to file suit. As soon as you are emotionally ready to do so, contact an experienced helicopter accident attorney.
If there are fatalities involved in the helicopter crash, remember that each state has varying laws regarding who may bring a wrongful death suit. Most states restrict this right to the personal representative of the estate of the deceased victim.
Helicopter Accident Lawyer Solicitation
Do not trust unsolicited contact from helicopter accident attorneys in the days and weeks following a helicopter crash. Unethical lawyers may be trying to take advantage of your delicate emotional state, and they may not be experienced aviation accident lawyers. It is best to do your homework and reach out to attorneys on your own.
Always hire an experienced helicopter accident attorney, one who has:
- Successfully litigated helicopter crash lawsuits over a period of years, especially those involving accidents similar to yours
- Has acquired personal experience as a helicopter pilot or mechanic, or who has access to expert witnesses with experience of this type
Do not be constrained by the fear of expecting too much from your helicopter crash attorney. You will need to work very closely with this attorney to bring your case to a satisfactory conclusion, and you have the right to high expectations. You require a lawyer who behaves professionally and communicates well—a lawyer with whom you have an easy time communicating.
Experienced Helicopter Accident Attorneys
Since its founding in 1977, Sterns & Walker has negotiated settlements and achieved verdicts in hundreds of aviation cases around the world, including almost every major air carrier accident case of the past three decades. If you are seeking exceptional legal representation in connection with an aviation or other major accident, contact the Law Offices of Sterns & Walker today.