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Air Ambulance Accident Attorneys

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Air ambulances have been patrolling the skies since World War I. Designed to evacuate injured people in remote or inaccessible locations, these aircraft have no doubt helped save the lives of thousands.

Air Ambulance Accidents

Historically, air ambulances have earned a strong track record for safety. During the Vietnam War, for instance, the U.S. air ambulance services were so precise and quick that hurt soldiers enjoyed a better chance of surviving their injuries than did drivers hurt on the highways of California.

All this said, air ambulance crashes can and do happen. Obviously, air ambulance pilots must perform under a higher degree of pressure than do their carrier pilot counterparts. However, there has been a disturbing trend over the past decade that demonstrates that air ambulances disasters seem to be on the rise. From 2000 to 2005, for instance, the air ambulance accident rate doubled. In 2006, the National Travel Safety Board publicly reprimanded the air ambulance industry for its reckless practices. The report found that a significant percentage of all crashes were avoidable.

"In 2006, the National Travel Safety Board publicly reprimanded the air ambulance industry for its reckless practices."

Air Ambulance Crash Lawyer

Air ambulance accidents and helicopter accidents nationwide and all over the world don’t just injure and kill patients -- they also injure and kill pilots and health providers. If you or someone you care about was hurt due to an air ambulance accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To explore your options for getting remunerated for medical costs, pain and suffering, wages lost, and other concerns, connect with an associate of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP now. Our top-rated team of expert trial lawyers has represented airline accident victims successfully in dozens of landmark trials.

We are very comfortable taking on high-profile cases, and we have the trial experience, intellectual fire power, and familiarity with procedural rules to ensure that you get the best and most aggressive representation possible. Phone us at 1-877-800-1700 to discuss setting up a free consultation with an associate.

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