The widow of a man who was killed when the plane he was piloting collided with a chartered helicopter over the Hudson River on August 8, 2009, filed a lawsuit on Friday, October 2, 2009. The personal injury attorneys who represent the widow of Steven Altman filed the suit in a Philadelphia federal court naming Liberty Helicopters, the helicopter’s owners, the manufacturer of the helicopter, and insurance companies as defendants in the wrongful death of her spouse. As reported by the New York Times, the plaintiff blames the sightseeing company, Liberty Helicopters, for carelessness and recklessness which led to their chopper slamming into Altman’s plane in midair resulting in the fatalities of all passengers and crew members of both aircraft. Liberty Helicopter’s insurance companies filed a suit against the dead airplane pilot’s wife, Pamela Altman, in a New Jersey state court to recover money the insurer paid out to cover the cost of the lost helicopter.
Aviation disasters, like the crash over the Hudson this past summer, are overwhelming, traumatic and complex. An experienced New York aviation/airline accident attorney may help you recover. J.C. Reiter, a New York personal injury lawyer, understands that the aftermath of an aviation accident is an extremely difficult time for victims and their families. The legal team at the law office of Jonathan C. Reiter has extensive knowledge and experience in helping victims and their families by successfully assisting their clients with the following:
- Informing you and your family of your rights
- Guiding you through the legal process
- Helping you obtain compensation for your injuries
The tragic crash involved a tour helicopter carrying five tourists from Italy, and the airplane piloted by Altman carrying his brother and nephew. This aviation disaster left nine people dead, numerous grieving families, an ongoing National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov investigation which remains inconclusive at this time, allegations against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) http://www.faa.gov and their lack of oversight, and serious questions about Teterboro Airport air traffic controllers and their failure to meet professional standards. Contacting a New York aviation accident attorney, skilled in airline and helicopter crashes may help you and your family obtain the relief you need.
New York helicopter crash and plane crash lawsuit education by Jonathan C. Reiter, a New York personal injury attorney. Phone: (212) 736-0979 www.jcreiterlaw.com/