National Helicopter Accident Lawyers

Los Angeles Sikorsky S-76 Helicopter Crash Update

Kreindler partners are closely following the investigation of the tragic January 26, 2020 crash of the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter near Los Angeles, CA. Kreindler legal team includes five commercially licensed helicopter pilots and one former helicopter maintenance specialist (who is also a graduate of the NTSB Accident Investigation Course).

Justin Green Talks to CNN

Kreindler Partner and Former U.S. Marines Helicopter
Pilot Justin Green Talks to CNN about Sikorsky S-76 crash
in Los Angeles

Brian Alexander Talks to NBC

Kreindler Partner and Former U.S. Army Helicopter
Pilot Brian Alexander Talked to NBC about LA Crash

Andrew Maloney Talks to Law & Crime Trial Network

Kreindler Partner Andrew Maloney discusses LA Sikorsky Crash
on Law & Crime Trial Network

Investigating and Pursuing Helicopter Crash Claims

Flying is safer today, due in no small part to the seventy-year legacy of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP's impact on aviation industry standards, practices, laws and safety regulations. Kreindler has earned an unrivaled reputation for excellence, honesty, performance and results in aviation accident litigation.

Our sole mission is to find out why the accident happened,
make sure it doesn't happen again and take care of the family left behind.

Brian J. Alexander | Army Helicopter Pilot and Kreindler Partner

Kreindler has represented victims of aviation accidents and their families since the firm's founding in 1950. Our goal is nothing less than an exhaustive investigation of the facts and absolute excellence in the quality of legal services we provide on behalf of our clients, regardless of where the crash occurred. In each case, we assemble a team litigators, investigators, outside experts and staff to meticulously examine and prepare all aspects of the our claim's liability and damages in order to determine the cause of the accident, identify responsible entities, present the strongest case and obtain the highest possible compensatory award for the plaintiffs we represent.

  • Kreindler has earned an unrivaled reputation for excellence, honesty, performance and results in aviation accident litigation.
  • Kreindler is the largest and oldest law firm in the U.S. devoted to aviation law.
  • We have offices in New York, Boston and Los Angeles.
  • Kreindler has litigated cases in nearly every state in the Country.
  • Kreindler partners are commercial helicopter and fixed wing pilot ratings and are former military helicopter aviators

We know, we fly

Our team of experienced attorneys includes five commercially licensed helicopter pilots and one former helicopter maintenance specialist. We have litigated hundreds of general aviation and military helicopter cases.

Our long history of cases includes those with proven liability based on negligent operations, maintenance, product defects and combinations of these theories. Many of these cases have been complex product liability actions.

We have handled major aviation accident cases involving every major helicopter manufacturer, including:

  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Boeing Vertol
  • Boeing McDonnell Douglas
  • Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter Group)
  • Robinson Helicopter

In addition to our in-house assets, the firm has access to resources that include the country's foremost technical experts in helicopter aerodynamics, design, maintenance and operations.

Understanding the Differences Between Helicopter and Airplane Accidents

From the trial lawyer's standpoint, there are many important differences between helicopter accidents and other aircraft crashes. For example, forensic investigation of a helicopter accident scene and the aircraft itself tends to produce a great deal of information regarding the causes of the accident - perhaps even more than in airplane crashes. The condition of the rotors alone can speak volumes about what happened and why.

Kreindler attorneys include licensed helicopter pilots with accident investigation training and experience. We know what to look for in the investigation of helicopter accidents under many different circumstances:

  • Emergency rescue
  • Outsourced military operations handled by private contractors
  • Transportation to and from offshore oil or gas platforms
  • Firefighting operations
  • Commuter traffic monitoring and reporting
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Chartered or corporate helicopter operations

National Helicopter Accident Lawyers

With a record of success in aviation accident litigation, Kreindler is prepared to advise and represent clients on a national basis. Contact us for a free consultation about your legal options.