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Published by Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.
Helicopter Crash Litigation by Gary Robb is an essential authoritative companion for any trial lawyer litigating helicopter crashes. This book provides the most comprehensive look at the intricate workings of a helicopter and how these complex machines most often crash. Aviation attorneys are given the opportunity to educate themselves on how to litigate these cases from pre-trial preparation through trial.
"Gary Robb is one of the most accomplished trial lawyers in the United States and the leading plaintiff's lawyer concentrating in helicopter crash litigation. Based on decades of successfull experience, his book combines mastery of the technical aspects and aerodynamics characteristics of helicopters — and their salient differences from other aircraft — with the key insight and broad legal knowledge of a master trial lawyer. The book is both comprehensive and practical."
Table of Contents
About The Author
Introduction: Background and Scope of this Book
Part I: The Basics of Helicopter Structure, Operation and Performance
Part II: The Basics of Helicopter Crash Litigation
Part III: Safety Recommendations for the Helicopter Industry
Table of Cases and Statutes
"This is an essential volume in the library of every trial lawyer litigating a helicopter crash cases..... Only an author with a $350 million jury verdict under his belt can provide trial advice with the authority and insight that this volume provides."
Examples of Our Results
— Verdicts and Settlements
In Helicopter Crash Cases
Our law firm has obtained the two (2) highest jury verdicts ever in helicopter crash trials:
$350 million Our law firm obtained the two (2) highest jury verdicts ever in helicopter crash trials: A $350 million verdict for a pilot killed in a life flight helicopter crash, and a separate $70 million verdict for a passenger killed in that same helicopter crash. This crash involved a Turbomeca helicopter engine which failed in flight due to a defect in the nozzle guide vane.
Our law firm has obtained the largest settlement in U.S. history for a single injury in a helicopter crash:
$38 million A $38 million settlement for a young woman severely injured in a touring helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon which is the highest settlement in U.S. history for a single helicopter crash injury. Defendants in the case included Papillon, Eurocopter and Turbomeca.
$18.4 million In 2008, the firm obtained a $18.4 million settlement in a triple fatality helicopter crash in Nebraska due to a defect in the tail rotor system. Defendant Eurocopter later announced plans to re-design the tail rotor units of all similar models.
$7.2 million In July 2009, the firm won a $7.2 million jury verdict for a cameraman killed when a helicopter flew into power lines and crashed in Iowa during filming of a major motion picture, "The Final Season."