Missing Marines Declared Dead After Helicopter Crash

An Iowa helicopter accident attorney notes that twelve Marines who went missing after a helicopter crash off Hawaii have been declared dead. When helicopter accidents are caused by the fault of an operator or other party, or by a defect in equipment, in many cases affected passengers and their families can seek compensation. An Iowa personal injury attorney can help.

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Report: High Surf Hampered Search-Debris Only Found

CNN.com reports that the 12 missing members of the U.S. Marine Corps were declared dead a week after two helicopters carrying them crashed off the coast of Hawaii on January, 14, 2016. The Marine Corps changed the status of the Marines to deceased after five days of search and rescue operations. High surf conditions and a green laser from an unidentified source are among the complications the U.S. Coast Guard faced as it searched for the missing marines near the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

Despite initial reports that the two downed helicopters collided in midair and a witness’s description of viewing a “fireball” in the sky, little is currently known about the cause of the missing helicopters. The marines onboard the two aircraft were participating in a nighttime training drill when they went down near what is thought to be the north shore of Oahu. Rescuers aboard two separate aircrafts reported debris in the water several miles off the island’s coast, the website reported.

How an Iowa Helicopter Accident Attorney Can Help

When negligence results in a helicopter accident, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to earn
  • Scarring and disfigurement

When negligence results in the death of another person, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:

  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
  • Loss of the economic support of the loved one
  • Loss of the companionship of the loved one
  • Funeral expenses

Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of an Iowa helicopter accident attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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