The helicopter crash incident took the life of Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant, and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna Bryant, which left his wife in grief along with the other three daughters. The incident took place earlier this year, on January 26, 2020. Within a month of this accident that took her husband and daughter away, Vanessa filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company named, Island Express Helicopters and the pilot of that helicopter, Ara George Zobayan. Vanessa has claimed that the death of the famous NBA player has cost major financial loss to Bryant family.Image Credit: News Break
The attorney of Vanessa Bryant filed a 72-page long wrongful death lawsuit against the company, agents, employees, and pilot of the flight in which her husband and daughter lost their lives. The popularity of Kobe and the future earnings he would have earned if the fatal crash hadn’t occurred is the claim made in the court documents. The documents state that the exact amount of damage due to this incident is yet to be decided, but it may equal hundreds of millions of dollars, which is a huge financial blow to Bryant family.
The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa in February 2020 is submitted to the court with a motive to obtain the damages that have turned Bryant’s family world upside down. According to the reports, Vanessa has demanded economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages, prejudgment interest, and other relief that the court decides.
Moreover, the lawsuit contains several allegations on the late pilot of this flight, who also died in the same accident. The accusations against the pilot include, failure to assess and monitor before taking off the helicopter, failure to gather weather data before the flight, didn’t cancel the flight despite knowing the cloudy weather, inability to control helicopter, failure to save the helicopter from contacting it with natural objects in the surroundings of flight, and failure to safely operate a helicopter.
The Islands Express Helicopters company has decided to remain silent on the tragic plane crash that took place and lawsuit filed against them. But, the personal representative of the pilot, Berge Zobayan, answered to the allegations made against the late pilot, Ara George Zobabyan.
Losing a husband-father and daughter-sister isn’t easy for Vanessa and her three daughters, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. The major financial loss to Bryant family might get settled sooner or later. Still, no amount would cover the expense of losing two family members in a tragic helicopter crash. The eldest daughter, Natalia, is supportive to her mother as Vanessa celebrated mother’s day, and she gifted her present from the behalf of all daughters. Natalia also cheered her mother by celebrating her 38th birthday a few weeks back. We hope that mother daughters’ relation keeps them happy and console their hearts.