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Once school starts and your kids go full swing back into sports and other activities, it can be difficult to get a handle on everything that’s going on. But, if you think you’re exhausted after an afternoon of chasing your kids from soccer to karate to ballet before doing homework, imagine what they’re going through.
We were deeply troubled by the news of a Flagstaff sledding accident that took the life of a Tempe teenager on Monday, January 21, 2013, according to news reports from ABC 15 News.
The incident occurred on Monday afternoon when the teen went on an outing with several of his classmates and two parents. Reports indicated that the teen hit a tree while traveling at a high rate of speed. He was transferred to a local hospital for emergency surgery to treat severe internal and external injuries, but was not able to recover the serious wounds he suffered. The accident occurred on a hill not far from Interstate 17.
At the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we were saddened and shocked to hear that a recent helicopter accident was caused by pilot error, according to reports from Arizona Central News. The crash happened in early July 2012, killing four people, and has been under investigation ever since. Reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), released on July 23, indicated that the pilot was flying too low and hit a cable pulley system in a canyon before crashing. A final report on the crash has yet to be released. We are truly distressed over the deaths of the three passengers and pilot and our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to their families through their continued grief.
Helicopter Accident Statistics and This Camp Verde Crash
This Camp Verde helicopter crash was not the only crash that has occurred in recent months in the state of Arizona. Recent news reports indicate the occurrence of at least four additional accidents involving helicopters between civilian aircraft and military aircraft since May, though these figures are not complete. Recent national statistics reported by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) indicate that 8.09 civil helicopter accidents occur for every 100,000 flight hours logged and that nearly 1.5 fatalities are experienced in the same number of hours nationwide. The number of civilian helicopter crashes is much higher than that of commercial airliners, where the accident rate sits at 6.22.
Unfortunately, there’s no formula for legal success if you’re a grieving family. The decision to retain a lawyer often feels like a necessity on one hand, and a chore on the other. The most important consideration is whether or not the one you pick is the right fit for your family.
Find out if the wrongful death attorney in Phoenix you want to hire has handled past wrongful death cases so that legal knowledge and experience will never be in question. We believe it is far too easy to mislead a grieving family into believing they should bring a claim when no claim is warranted, and that’s a mistake. Use your instincts. Is the advice you’re getting honest and straightforward?
In many cases we’ve seen, the potential client is aware they need to hire an Arizona wrongful death lawyer. They’re aware that tragedy was brought on by the reckless behavior of another party or parties. They already have questions that only a lawyer should answer. Finally, many potential clients are all too aware that they’ll need serious compensation to overcome the financial void created in the wake of their unfortunate loss.
The knowledge that money cannot undo a painful tragedy often makes people think finding a lawyer is not vitally important. Money can never change our feelings; that’s a claim no one would support. What’s imperative is that potential defendants in wrongful death lawsuits limit the harm they suffer, whether financial or emotional.
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