On April 4, 2016, a Bell 206-L helicopter on a sightseeing tour crashed before bursting into flames, killing the pilot and all four passengers on board. The helicopter was destroyed by fire. The crash also sparked a forest fire that created massive plumes of smoke.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the helicopter hit the side of a mountain before it went down; the agency has yet to release a final report.
The first lawsuit was filed by the husband and mother of one of the victims. She had gone on the flight with her son, daughter, and her daughter’s boyfriend who were in town visiting the woman and her husband. The complaint alleges negligence on the part of the owner of the helicopter company, claiming that he failed to properly maintain the helicopter and ensure the pilot was competent. The lawsuit goes on to state “the helicopter crash and subsequent death of [his wife] were the direct and proximate result of the negligent acts and omissions and conduct of [the owner],” and his team.
Litigation resulting from a helicopter crash can take years before a settlement is reached. It is difficult enough to suffer the death of a loved from a helicopter crash; the last thing surviving family members should worry about is their finances.
For victims in need of financial relief, pre-settlement litigation funding is a viable option. With non-recourse funding from Litigation Funding Corporation, plaintiffs can get immediate cash to pay the mounting bills and to meet monthly living expenses. Our litigation funding services are provided on a non-recourse basis. There are no credit or employment requirements to be met and no monthly payments to make. Funding is based strictly on the strengths and merits of the lawsuit. Most importantly, if our client does not win or settle, repayment of the lawsuit cash advance is waived.
The application and approval process is quite simple. All it takes to get started is to complete a one-page application; we do the rest. We will contact the plaintiff’s attorney for case documentation, and typical make a funding decision within 24 – 48 hours. When the lawsuit successfully settles, we are repaid from the case proceeds. Again, if the case fails, the repayment is waived.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a crash, are currently involved in a drawn-out legal battle, have retained a contingent-fee attorney, have strong liability against a sufficiently insured defendant and need financial assistance, call Litigation Funding for a free analysis of your case funding situation.