Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) February 28, 2007
Gary C. Robb, a nationally-known aviation lawyer, has published an article titled "Handling Helicopter Crash Litigation: The 10 Indispensable Steps" in the current issue of Bureau of National Affairs' (BNA) Product Safety & Liability Reporter. Robb is a partner in the Kansas City Law firm of ROBB & ROBB LLC and the current Chair of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) Aviation Law Section.
"Helicopters are very different from fixed-wing planes in numerous respects," explained Robb. His purpose in writing the article was to help aviation attorneys avoid the pitfalls of treating a helicopter crash case as an ordinary plane crash case.
"Helicopters have unique flight and performance characteristics as well as completely different mission profiles," said Robb. Many of these flight regimes are hazardous including urban law enforcement, border patrol, air ambulance, news-gathering, fire-fighting, and sightseeing operations.
Robb is well-known within aviation circles as a helicopter crash lawyer. He has the two highest jury verdicts in helicopter crash cases in U.S. history, a $350 million jury verdict on behalf of a pilot killed in a helicopter crash and a $70 million verdict on behalf of a passenger killed in that same crash. His recent $38 million settlement on behalf of a young woman badly burned in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon is by far the largest settlement obtained by a helicopter crash attorney.
The article can be found at volume 35, page 151 of the Journal in the February 12, 2007 issue. Among other things, Robb addresses the most likely causes of helicopter crashes including loss of main rotor control, loss of tail rotor effectiveness, engine failure, wire strike, component part failure, and pilot error.
About Robb & Robb LLC:
Robb & Robb LLC was founded in 1984 by Gary C. Robb and Anita Porte Robb. Over the last 23 years, the firm has handled many precedent-setting, important, high-profile, and complex cases in the fields of aviation law, hazardous product liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, and trucking and transportation liability, including catastrophic automobile and bus accidents.