11 May

The last thing any one expects when they set out to see the beautiful landscape of Hawaii is that something tragic will happen. However, a recent helicopter crash in Kailua has raised many questions about the safety of tour helicopter operations.

At Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt, we are here when you need a Hawaii wrongful death attorney. Our qualified and experienced team will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you need during this difficult time.

What Happened Here?

By now, most of you have heard about the tragic tour helicopter crash that happened in early May. What we are learning now is that this is not the first time that this helicopter tour company has had one of their helicopters crash.

In this case, three people were killed when the helicopter crashes onto Oneawa Street in Kailua. The cause of death for all three victims was listed as “multiple blunt force injuries due to helicopter crash.”

The NTSB is investigating the incident, though it will likely be some time before a final report is released.
The same model of helicopter, owned by the same company, crashed in October of 2018 in the waters off of Honolulu. In that case, nobody died.

This does raise questions about the safety measures put into place by the tour company and the families of those killed will likely be searching for answers.

Wrongful Death Cases

There are many ways in which wrongful death cases arise. Today, we will go over some of the more common ways they happen, but please understand that this is not a complete list. Always speak with an personal injury attorney regarding your particular case.

  • Vehicle Accidents – Wrongful death cases arise from vehicle accidents that are caused due to negligent driving behavior, including drunk and distracted driving.
  • Product Liability – If you look at the website that tracks current recalls in the US, you will see products that could cause death due to design and manufacturing errors as well as labeling problems.
  • Workplace Accidents – It is up to employers to provide a safe working environment for their workers. This includes ensuring they have the right equipment and training at all times.
  • Medical Mistakes – Over 250,000 people are killed each year due to mistakes made by medical professionals. This can include medication errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, birth injuries, and more.

What Happens Now?

If you are here because you have lost a loved one and you think their death was due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Kurzban, Kurzban, Tetzeli and Pratt, you can count on us to be by your side.

We will investigate every aspect of your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of companionship damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Hawaii wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 808-736-5035. We know this is a difficult time for you and your family, so let us be your advocate.

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Catastrophic Injury Attorney Hawaii

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