Lawsuit Filed Over Channel 13 Chopper Crash
It’s been slightly more than two weeks since KTRK Channel 13 photographer Dave Garrett died in a helicopter crash, more than enough time to sue.
Shelley Garrett, guardian over Dave Garrett’s only son and heir, filed a product-liability and negligence lawsuit late last week against Bell Helicopter in Harris County District Court.
Garrett, more than a 10-year journalism veteran, was flying to cover a triple-shooting in Montgomery County on October 13 when “according to one eyewitness the helicopter exploded in midair,” the law suit states. The chopper crashed in a wooded area, where Garrett died.
In the complaint, Garrett is described as “a passionate young man who loved his family, writing songs and beautiful poetry.”
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His estate is seeking to recover expenses for medical care, the funeral and burial, Garrett’s lost wages and future income, as well as damages for “mental anguish, bereavement and grief; loss of love, affection, solace, society, emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment” and other claims, according to the lawsuit.
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