Aviation & Helicopter Accidents

Aviation accidents are a highly specialized area of personal injury law. Few law firms have handled plane crash and helicopter accident cases and fewer still have the resources we possess at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, to go the extra mile in investigating aviation accident cases.

Investigating Aviation Accidents

While the National Transportation Safety Board investigates every plane and helicopter crash in the U.S. — examining air traffic control tapes, maintenance logs and pilot training logs — the Board is backlogged with cases. They need to identify a case and wrap up the case. They do not have the same incentive we do to investigate whether multiple causes may have led to the accident.

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our California aviation accident lawyers start with the NTSB determination but we don't end there. We look at every possible cause, from pilot error to air traffic control error to airplane component malfunction. If questions are unanswered, we begin our own investigation and bring in our own experts. The NTSB report is a starting point, not a substitute for a diligent investigation of your case.

That's because our goal is to be able to prove to an insurer or a jury that our client deserves compensation, without question. We've been able to build strong cases for thousands of clients and client families of those injured or killed in negligently caused accidents, including several plane crashes involving private pilots and major carriers, as well as helicopter crashes. For example:

  • We secured a significant (confidential) settlement for a passenger on Singapore Airline Flight SQ006 who suffered massive burn injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder when the plane in which he was riding crashed due to pilot error in using the wrong runway.

Southern California Helicopter Crashes

There is extensive helicopter air traffic in Southern California, both private business helicopters and sightseeing and transportation helicopters going to and from recreational areas. We represent the victims and families of those hurt or killed in helicopter crashes.

To speak to Los Angeles helicopter and airplane crash attorney, please contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. From offices in Santa Monica, we represent clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California and the entire state. We also consult with attorneys and clients nationwide.