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$3.1 Million Verdict in Helicopter Crash Trial

Chavez & Gertler won a $3.1 million jury verdict for an injured electrical worker in a jury trial arising out of a helicopter crash. Chavez & Gertler partner Jon Gertler tried the case for a month in San Francisco Superior Court. The worker was working on a tower 100 feet above the ground when a helicopter that was used to transport the workers struck the tower, knocking him to a lower level. He suffered spinal injuries and was permanently disabled. Scott v. Trinity Helicopters, Inc. Case No: 02-408924 (San Francisco County Superior Court).

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