New Mexico suffers from more than its share of air ambulance crashes. Air Ambulances are the helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft that fly patients from facility-to-facility, and rescue critically injured patients from remote crash sites for quicker trips to the hospital. The most tragic part of an air ambulance crash is that the victims are already injured, and their loved ones place them in the hands of the air ambulance flight crew in order to get well. It is therefore critical that such flights are completed safely. All too often, however, medevac helicopters and airplanes crash, which often results in the deaths of or injuries to the crew, and kills or further injures the patient-passengers.
The Dane Law Firm believes that all aviation crashes–air ambulance crashes included, are preventable. They are typically caused by lapses in the pilot’s aeronautical decision making process, or poor decisions made by the pilot in response to an emergency, including: flight into bad weather, flight in conditions for which the pilot is not adequately trained, flights into and out of dangerous terrain areas without proper precautions, and overloading the aircraft with gear and/or personnel, leading to unrecoverable weight-and-balance problems.
Air accident litigation is not your average day in court. You do not have to confront these tragic circumstances alone. If the crash was due to someone else’s negligence, The Dane Law Firm will fight to recover damages for your:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning potential
- Prescription drug expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Wrongful death
- Pain and suffering
In addition to fighting to recover these compensatory damages, we seek compensation for punitive damages to punish the parties responsible and help prevent others from acting in similar ways. You want justice and safety for your family, and improvement to the New Mexico aviation community. You want the Dane Law Firm, P.C.
*All claims arising from or relating to airplane, helicopter, and hot air balloon crashes and accidents are subject to time limitations, within which written tort claim notices must be served upon governmental agencies, and other time limits within which suit must be filed or the claim will be forever barred. These time limits and written tort claim notices to governmental agencies vary widely depending upon a careful legal analysis which includes the location of the crash, the domicile of the parties, the domicile of the survivors and their families, and choice-of-law issues. Therefore, if your crash occurred some time ago, it is strongly recommended that you contact The Dane Law Firm immediately to protect your rights. Moreover, no attorney-client relationship will exist between you and The Dane Law Firm until a written engagement agreement has been fully executed by the client, personal representative, conservator, or other legally authorized client representative and the Dane Law Firm, P.C.