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Military helicopters, as well as, military planes, are highly complex machines requiring intricate design, construction, maintenance, and skills in operation. Because these machines require such precision in order to ensure safe manufacture and use, the smallest problem could lead to a disastrous military aircraft crash. A tiny part malfunction or a momentary negligent act could result in serious injury or death. With so many possible contributing factors involved in a military helicopter and military plane crash, it is often difficult to identify the true cause of the accident or who is ultimately responsible for it.

At the Veteran Legal Assistance Program, we stand with the men and women who wear a uniform, and their families. Our team will investigate your claim to discover the cause of the crash.

Our team has extensive experience in performing a thorough military helicopter and plane crash investigation. We will pursue full and fair compensation on behalf of the victims and their families. In many cases, the injured service member or the surviving family members can file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to hold the negligent party responsible for the fatal or injurious accident.

If someone you love was injured in a military helicopter crash, contact VLAP today. We have the resources and skills it takes to pursue the monetary compensation you and your family deserve.

What Causes a Military Helicopter or Military Plane Crash?

After a military aircraft crash, family members or next of kin are left questioning what went wrong. VLAP can help you get answers. With decades of experience in this field, we have seen many reasons why helicopter crashes occur. Moreover, we have worked hard to improve aviation safety by bringing many of these issues to light.

Among the most common causes of a military aircraft crash are:

Manufacturing defect/product liability

Pilot error or other human factors

Aircraft design defect

Aircraft maintenance negligence

Air traffic control — government or contractor error

Helicopter pad operator negligence


Poor weather condition

Given these points, a majority of the reasons for aircraft crashes are preventable. If you suffered an injury or a loved one was killed in a military aviation crash, contact us today. We can answer your questions and help you get the answers you deserve.

Who Can I Hold Responsible?

While the Feres Doctrine protects the military from lawsuits, manufacturers of defective or negligent products that injure a service member are not. Many people are not aware that our men and women in the service still have rights to lawsuits against manufacturers. However, there are several hurdles to overcome to successfully hold the manufacturer responsible for an injury to a person while in the service. An expert military aircraft crash lawyer can help you overcome these hurdles.

When contractors put a higher value on profit and quickly churning our products, they put the lives of service members at risk.

Qui Tam Action Against Military Contractors

In the United States, any individual who has information about possible, fraud, negligence or another type of violation on behalf of a military contractor can bring a qui tam action according to the U.S.C. § 3729 on behalf of the federal government for offenses committed against it.

Top 10 U.S. Defense Contractors

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Boeing Company
General Dynamics Corporation
Raytheon Company
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Bechtel Group
BAE Systems
L-3 Communications
Leidos Holdings Inc.

If you believe one of these companies is responsible for the injury, illness or death of a loved one contact us. We can help you determine if your suspicions are legitimate. Please do not hesitate to call us to discuss your legal options. The more time passes the more evidence erodes. A military aircraft crash lawyer from our firm can help you decide if taking legal action is the right step for you and your family.

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