Helicopters are unlike other aircraft in that they can maneuver differently, including the ability to take off and land vertically as well as fly close to the ground. Helicopters are popular in tourist areas, offering site seeing tours above the ground that are often breathtaking. However, helicopters are also difficult to fly and are more likely to be involved in accidents than any type of aircraft.
According to our helicopter accident attorneys, accidents are often caused by pilot error, which may include failure to conduct preflight safety checks, misuse of the equipment or miscalculations in speed and trajectory. The pilot may also attempt to operate the aircraft in poor weather conditions or may not be properly trained to operate that particular helicopter. Mechanical malfunctions may also lead to crashes as can electrical failure.
It may initially be difficult to determine what mechanical malfunction caused the crash, which is why you need to speak to a qualified helicopter accident lawyer if you are involved in a crash.
Research indicates that helicopters may be more dangerous than planes as they operate much closer to the ground, buildings and other obstacles. Although there are already stringent regulations in place for the operation of helicopters, the regulations are much stricter for planes.
When a helicopter pilot makes a mistake that leads to an accident, an attorney can help you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages as well as pain and suffering due to the pilot’s error, negligence or carelessness.
When a helicopter crashes, injuries can be catastrophic and can even lead to death. There have been reports of traumatic brain injury, paralysis, severe burns and other injuries that can lead to lifelong medical treatment. The injuries may be severe enough that you are disabled and unable to work. This can lead you to worry about how you will support your family or how you will pay your medical bills.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a helicopter crash, or a loved one has died in a helicopter accident, contact Lundy Law today to learn whether you qualify for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. We will look out for your interests and fight for the compensation you deserve after a helicopter crash has left you in pain, unable to work and facing extensive medical treatment. You can schedule an appointment by completing the form online or calling 1-800-Lundy Law.