Families of Iron 44 Helicopter Crash File Wrongful Death Suits
Posted on February 18th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Last August, a tragic accident in Portland, Oregon took the lives of nine people when a helicopter crashed in the Siskiyou-Trinity National Forest while attempting to ferry firefighters away from wildfires. At the time, seven firefighters, a U.S. Forest Service employee, and the pilot were on board.
An initial investigation of the crash revealed evidence that the helicopter’s main rotor lost power during takeoff, causing it to hit trees and fall into the forest. All on board were killed.
This month, the families of two of the firefighters filed lawsuits alleging wrongful death and negligence against all the companies involved, citing a, “failure to perform duties and provide a safe and adequate helicopter.” They each seek $10 million in damages, plus the cost of burial fees.
Losing a loved one is an extremely emotional and difficult time, especially when the cause is due to the intentional or negligent acts of someone else. At Page Cagle, we have the skill and knowledge necessary to sift through the facts of your case and determine whether or not you have a wrongful death claim. Contact a St. Louis Wrongful Death Attorney at Page Cagle today for a free consultation. Call Zane T. Cagle at 1(314) 276-1681 to determine if you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim.