San Diego Helicopter Accident Firm

More Than 120 Cases Won in Excess of $1 Million or More

Have you or someone you love been injured in a serious helicopter accident? Or have you lost someone in a fatal crash? If so, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at The McClellan Law Firm. Throughout the years, our legal team has proven successful in some of the most complex personal injury cases. This has led to our firm winning more than 120 cases in excess of at least $1 million— more than any other San Diego attorney.

Attorney McClellan is one of the nation’s most prominent trial attorneys. Consider just some of his awards:

If you are looking for a heavyweight to represent your best interests, you should not look any further. Contact our San Diego personal injury law firm today to schedule your free, confidential consultation.

Just How Dangerous Are Helicopters?

Helicopters are one of the most versatile, useful aircrafts. Due to their build, they are capable of flying not only forward, but backward; they can also hover, move vertically, and function without the need of a runway.

This very versatility is what makes them such a popular option in so many industries and for so many functions, including transporting maritime workers to and from offshore vessels, transporting individuals in need of emergency medical attention, being used by law enforcement, and being used in military operations.

However, this versatility also makes them unbelievably complicated. These machines are delicate, complex, and require an enormous amount of skill to operate. They also require incredible attention to detail in not only the design and construction of them, but also in the maintenance. Should any piece of their creation, upkeep, and use not be of the highest caliber, it could lead to catastrophic accidents for operators and passengers.

Consider the following statistics regarding 2014 helicopter accidents per the USHST:

  • There were 130 civil helicopter accidents.
  • There were more than 20 fatal civil helicopter accidents.
  • The civil helicopter accident rate was 3.64 accidents per 100,000 flight hours.

Who Is at Fault for a Helicopter Accident?

One of the most prominent issues for individuals facing aviation accident litigation is determining who can be held liable for the accident. While it may seem easy to point the finger at the pilot, that is not the only party who could be responsible. That is why it is so crucial that you work with a skilled injury attorney to take a look at the case; a lawyer can determine who is truly at fault and who can potentially be a defendant in a claim.

The following parties may be considered fully or partially at fault for the accident:

  • Helicopter owner
  • Helicopter pilot
  • Helicopter designer
  • Helicopter manufacturer
  • Seller of the helicopter
  • Flight school / instructor
  • Helicopter lessor / lessee
  • Maintainer of the helicopter
  • Air traffic control
  • Control tower operator
  • Publisher of the flight chart
  • Publisher of an operational manual
  • Owner / operator of the helicopter page
  • Owner / lessor of an obstruction (ex: TV tower)

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Do not hesitate to get in touch with the helicopter accident attorneys from our San Diego law firm as soon as you can. We know just how complex these situations are, and we are prepared to do everything that we can to help our clients recover maximum financial recovery.

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  • Endorced by the Inner Circle of Advocates

    Craig McClellan is a member of the invitation-only group of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the United States

  • Attorney McClellan earned a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his achievements.

  • Attorney McClellan has been selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 1993.

  • Attorney McClellan is listed as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Business, Personal Injury, and Product Liability.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan earned one of the top 50 verdicts in California, securing a $15,771,234 verdict for a client seriously injured in a car accident.

  • Attorney McClellan has a 10/10 “Superb” rating, the highest rating an attorney can receive from Avvo.

  • The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest possible rating offered by the organization.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Personal Injury in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • The firm earned a Tier 1 ranking in Product Liability in the 2019 list of the Best Law Firms.

  • Attorney McClellan has been named the Lawyer of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America in 2012, twice in 2014, and in 2019.

  • Attorney McClellan is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and previously served on its Board of Directors.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named as one of the “Best Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Times.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the “Best Lawyers” by San Diego Metro.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan was named one of the Top Lawyers in San Diego in Business Litigation by San Diego Magazine.

  • Attorney Craig McClellan has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2007.

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