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Jimmy's story — Offshore- Helicopter Crash

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Client was injured when the helicopter in which he was riding as a passenger, crashed on takeoff from an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The crash occurred as a result of fractured tail rotor shaft, which should have been detected during a routine inspection. A review of maintenance records disclosed that the manufacturer of the helicopter knew of the potential for problems with the tail rotor shaft, but neglected to see that the problem was corrected. 

 The client recovered from all of his injuries, except for a knee injury that caused permanent problems. Both the Appellate Court and Louisiana Supreme Court affirmed the Jury’s verdict. Through expert testimony and extensive discovery, The Broussard + Williamson Team was able to prove that Jimmy was unable to perform his previous job duties because of the numerous stairs and ladders he had to climb every day. The jury verdict included over $800,000.00 for future lost wages.  

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“This is just a classic example of a big-money defendant refusing to pay what they owe and forcing a case to trial. Because we were prepared and never gave up, our client got what he deserved.”

Steve Broussard

Lead Trial Attorney

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