Helicopter tours have been popular with tourists for many years, and this pastime allows visitors to see more of a place than if they simply drove around or walked. In addition, riding in a helicopter can be a thrill for anyone. Unfortunately, helicopter crashes can and do occur, and tragically five people were killed two weeks ago in a Nevada helicopter accident that still seems to have federal investigators searching for clues.
According to the authorities, this fatal Nevada helicopter accident occurred on December 7 near Lake Mead. The helicopter was part of a fleet owned by a tour company, and all that’s known at this point is that for some reason, the chopper started to make erratic turns in the moments before it violently crashed. The pilot and four other people who were taking a tour were killed in this crash, and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
First, we’d like to express our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people who were killed in this Nevada helicopter accident. We also hope that the NTSB is able to identify a cause for the crash soon so that the families can obtain some closure on the matter. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding helicopter crashes in the United States. Every year, approximately 150 of these incidents occur, leading to approximately 50 fatalities and the same number of serious injuries.
While it may be some time before the cause of this fatal Nevada helicopter accident is identified, it may not stop those who have lost loved ones from filing Nevada wrongful death lawsuits against those who were responsible for the safety of the passengers. If such claims are filed and they’re successful, they could lead to damages awards that compensate the plaintiffs for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in any type of accident that was due to negligence, you need to seek the help of Nevada wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for many years. Contact the Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.