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 sightseeing tour on a vacation, people do suffer serious physical injuries following helicopter accidents throughout the United States.
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 licenses.
Causes of Helicopter Crashes
There are a number of factors that must be considered when investigating a helicopter accident, such as:
- Mechanical failure
- Engine failure
- Defective parts
- Tail rotor failure
- Pilot error
- Poor weather conditions
- Improper maintenance
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. In helicopter crash litigation, defendants have several advantages over plaintiffs. These defendants will have immediate access to both the crash site and the wreckage, and they will retain defense counsel to protect their interests.
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. The GJEL Helicopter Accident Injury Lawyers have years of experience working alongside some of the best aviation experts in the country. We’ve also helped many families and victims of helicopter crashes get the best results possible from a claim. Whether your helicopter accident injury took place while the helicopter was in the air or on the ground, the distinguished aviation 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 1-855-508-9565 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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