Helicopter crashes and accidents can be among the most dangerous that a person can go through. When faced with such a tragedy, the need for proper legal representation shoots up, as does the need to hold those responsible liable for their errors and negligence. A free consultation to review your legal rights can be exactly what is needed in the recovery process.
Helicopters, commonly known as auto-giros, whirlybirds and choppers are amazing machines requiring advanced engineering and many safety features. Even just to perform relatively simple maneuvers, the work needed to get a helicopter off the ground is tremendous. Pilots require extra exceptional training, and the risk increases from having no fixed wings. Thus, auto rotation, and other safety training is a must. Operators must also understand how to use the foot-pedals and limitations of rotor blades on aerodynamic flight. Consequently, chopper crashes can be life ending and risky. Their construction requires advanced engineering and redundant safety features, as well as efficient mechanics to perform regular inspection sand maintenance upon them. These agile craft can’t just glide back to earth if there is an engine failure or malfunction. A copter crash can easily be a life ending event.
Fatalities and Vertical Flight
- Pilot error (Helicopter crashes into building and catches fire, etc.)
- Defective parts (poorly made or designed rotors, etc.)
- Improper maintenance
- Weather events
- Poor designs
Many different hands are responsible for the flight of these machines, and could be liable for a crash, including:
- Air traffic controller error
- Flight service negligence
- Helicopter pad operator negligence
- Bird strikes
Due to the severity of injuries sustained, death, and negligence factors, litigation around chopper accidents can be complicated. This type of lawsuit could require a complete investigation into the circumstances the incident occurred. There will be a need for expert witness testimony to be presented and compiled. Only attorneys specialized in such aircraft crash cases are ready to deal with the issues both in and out of court following such a disaster. There could be enormous costs of hospital bills and funeral costs, among others. Our attorneys try to lessen this burden on you and make those responsible pay.
Experience Matters in Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
This type of legal claim needs a certain kind of skilled lawyer with a foreknowledge of the case law, precedent, and court system to take on a party or parties liable. The attorneys at the Ehline Law Firm PC’s experience is second to none in cases like this. Our track record fighting on behalf of victims is backed by our vast knowledge of the operation and law revolving around aircraft. This could be vital, especially if there is a crash of a military aircraft or civilian machine.
To reach a skilled helicopter crash attorney, please call our 24 hour line for a free consultation today at 888-400-9721. Remember: we don’t ask for a cent until we win. Call us for a fighter in your corner.