Lawsuit: Helicopter Design Defect Caused Severe Burns

The families of two men who suffered severe burns in a Colorado helicopter accident have filed suit against several defendants, claiming that defective aircraft design led to the accident. A Colorado burn injury attorney can assist people injured, as well as the families of those killed, in accidents resulting in severe burns, when those accidents caused by the negligence of others.

For more information, contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Colorado burn injury attorney.

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Report: Survivor Suffered Burns To 90 Percent of His Body

Helicopter design defects are among the factors that led to a deadly helicopter crash in Colorado, according to a lawsuit filed by the families of two survivors of the accident. According to Fox 31 Denver, several parties have been named as defendants in the July 2015 lawsuit, including Airbus Helicopters S.A.S, the helicopter manufacturer, Airbus Helicopters, Inc., the helicopter distributor, and Air Methods Corporation, the helicopter operator.

Additional lawsuit details allege that a helicopter design defect is suspected in the Flight for Life helicopter crash, and that the aircraft’s fuel tank ruptured upon only moderate impact, indicating it was “not crashworthy” and unsafe. Witnesses at the scene also described viewing the helicopter moving in motions indicative of tail rotor failure soon after it left the ground. One of the survivors seeking unspecified damages now faces permanent disability as a result of the crash, and the other survivor suffered serious burns to 90 percent of his body. The helicopter pilot died in the July 2015 crash, the website reported.

How a Colorado Burn Injury Attorney Can Help

If a victim suffers a burn caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another party, he or she may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

If a victim dies as a result of a burn injury caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:

  • Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
  • Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
  • Funeral expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death

People who have been injured in a burn accident are advised to seek the advice of a Colorado burn injury attorney to help them protect their legal rights.

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If you have been injured, or a loved one killed, in a burn accident, contact Attorney Group for Colorado to learn more about your options. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at

When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.

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