In certain situations, helicopters have an advantage over airplanes, such as in search and rescue scenarios because they are able to hover, descend and ascend in a vertical manner, and do not require a runway. Unfortunately, whether a helicopter is being used in an important rescue mission or for a leisurely sight seeing tour on a vacation, people do suffer serious physical injuries following helicopter accidents throughout the United States. There are countless causes which may result in a helicopter accident, such as:
- Mechanical failure
- Engine failure
- Defective parts
- Tail rotor failure
- Pilot error
- Poor weather conditions
- Improper maintenance
Like airplanes, helicopters are very complex forms of aircraft which must undergo routine maintenance by skilled professionals to ensure that they are safe for flight. Also due to their complexity, helicopters must be operated by skilled pilots who have been successfully trained in a helicopter flight program, and have the proper certifications and license.
As a helicopter accident victim you have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent helicopter operator, manufacturer of a faulty helicopter part, or any other person who is responsible for your pain and suffering.
Aviation litigation, including that of a helicopter accident case, is a very complicated area of law and requires the representation and guidance of an experienced and aggressive helicopter accident attorney. Whether your helicopter accident injury took place while the helicopter was in the air or on the ground, the distinguished helicopter accident lawyers at GJEL may be able to recover for you the monetary compensation that you deserve.
At Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey our helicopter accident injury lawyers will provide you with aggressive legal representation and accurate legal advice to assist you throughout your case.
Please call 1-866-218-3776 to speak with an experienced attorney at GJEL if you or a loved one has been injured in a helicopter accident. We provide free consultations, and we’re paid only when we win your claim. You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
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