ATL Media Pass Staff
FAMILIES SUE FOR WRONGFUL DEATH IN THE KOBE BRYANT HELICOPTER CRASH!
The families of four of the victims who passed away in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant have filled wrongful death lawsuits after Vanessa Bryant had already taken her own action against the company in court. The families claim the Island Express's negligence was the reason for the death of their loved ones.
In both suits -- obtained by TMZ -- the surviving family members claim Island Express negligently and carelessly breached its duty to own, lease, manage, maintain, control, entrust, charter and operate the helicopter in question in a reasonable manner.
They claim as a direct result of this negligent behavior by the company, their loved ones died in the crash -- which has caused an insurmountable amount of anguish on every level -- physical, emotional, mental and otherwise ... for which the families want damages, both over their own turmoil, but also for what their loved ones could have earned themselves if they had survived the crash and continued to work.
As Vanessa Bryant's wrongful death lawsuit ... when TMZ looked into it appeared Island Express might very well go bankrupt because her damages are so enormous. Their insurance policy will only cover so much.
Island Express said they were not at fault. We will follow this story and keep you updated.