Unfortunate Coincidence in Air Accident in Southern Nevada
Air accidents in Nevada have been in the news quite a lot recently, with crashes of small airplanes, news of defective helicopter manufacturing by the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and now, recently, the death of a search and rescue officer who fell from a police helicopter while on a rescue operation on Mount Charleston, which did in the end rescue the person they set out to save. Unfortunately, this accident, or others like it, were seen coming by at least one member of helicopter team with the police department. If you were injured, or a loved one was killed, in helicopter accident in the Las Vegas area, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options, and opportunities to collect compensation to help defray medical and other costs.
The man who foresaw and foretold problems with the helicopter unit was Lieutenant Gawain Guedry, a veteran of the air unit in Las Vegas. He sent a letter in which he specifically noted problems which had led to helicopter accidents in Southern Nevada, or near accidents. The purpose of his letter was to disagree with a decision by the department to put a halt to an investigation of shortcomings in the helicopter unit and reasons for accidents or near accidents, of which there were many. Lt. Guedry noted that issues had been going on for decades, and warned that only luck had let the department avoid a serious air accident in Las Vegas. His letter was sent, in a tragic coincidence, earlier in the same day that saw the death of the member of the department’s search and rescue operation. It is not clear if that death was a result of issues that Lt. Guedry noted, but the timing is painful.
Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law are no strangers to air accident lawsuits in Southern Nevada. Nevada has more than its share of air accidents, and Benson & Bingham know how to help clients who are involved, or have had loved ones involved, in these tragedies. Our lawyers have been practicing personal injury law in Southern Nevada for years, and always get the best outcomes for our clients, securing over $36 million in compensation for our clients just from 2010 through 2012. We offer free consultations so you can come meet with us even if you’re not sure if you have a case – we’re here to listen, and help you understand your legal options. Contact Benson & Bingham today.