Our law firm has achieved record jury verdicts in private aviation accident lawsuits, including the two 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.
The law firm of Robb & Robb has obtained record settlements that include a $100 million settlement for flight nurse’s severe burn injuries in the Colorado crash of a medical helicopter, which is also the largest pretrial settlement in U.S. history for a single plaintiff in a personal injury case, a $52.5 million settlement for the crash of a Twin Otter aircraft with five fatalities ($10.5 million per victim), a $38 million settlement for a young woman severely injured in a helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon, a $27.5 million settlement on behalf of skydivers killed in a small plane crash (highest total settlement for a small plane crash), and a $26 million settlement for the wrongful deaths of a husband and wife in a North Carolina plane crash (highest aviation settlement in U.S. history for the death of a husband and wife).
Private Plane Crash lawsuits are complex and challenging. Private aircraft do not have the “black boxes” which commercial planes do. In addition, regulation and enforcement of maintenance and certification procedures are not nearly as rigorous for private aircraft.