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Helicopter Accidents

Unique aircraft, helicopters have capabilities that are operational not possessed by airplanes. Naturally, this includes the ability to land and take off vertically, fly near to the ground, and administer maneuvers that are highly sophisticated.

Nevertheless, helicopters are also more of a challenge to operate, and the likelihood is much higher to get involved in helicopter accidents than airplanes.

Many individuals vastly underestimate just how hazardous helicopters can be, not to mention the risks involved when piloting or accompanying flying them. While helicopter accidents occur not too frequently in comparison to other modes of travel, they do occur.

If you became involved in a collision, it is crucial to understand your legal rights and responsibilities of the helicopter pilot and owner, because you may be entitled to receive financial compensation.

The Causes of Accidents in Helicopters

Aviator accidents are primarily the cause of mechanical, electrical, or pilot error in design flaws and malfunctions.

Regarding these factors, one or more can be the severity and cause of such an accident, and making a determination of the specific cause of this type of accident will enable victims to seek liability from at-fault parties.

Pilot errors can entail neglecting to administer safety checks in preflight, misuse of any equipment, speed miscalculation, and mid-flight trajectory, when operating a helicopter in inclement weather conditions, and not trained appropriately to pilot such an aircraft.

Crews of maintenance are responsible for making sure that aircraft safely operate, and according to how they were intended to operate in the first place. Unfortunately, not all problems can be detected.

When there is a malfunction in equipment or defects are considered to be the result of an accident, it is crucial to make identification of whether the repairman was liable for servicing the aircraft improperly, or the part manufactured was produced with defective or faulty materials.

Controls on a helicopter rely immensely on electricity, and are subject to failure in electricity because of shorts in wiring or controls. The source of electricity can malfunction, and the equipment could even cause a short, or a component that is integral can fail.

Flaws in design, and lack of routine inspections of the electrical system of an aircraft can result in these kinds of electrical failure.

Individuals responsible for maintaining a helicopter could be held liable for neglecting to detect in advance of a flight any electrical flaw.

Aviation accidents have a high risk, and they suggest any need for more stringent regulations, and protocols of safety for the operation and service of helicopters.

When the neglect to hold mechanics and pilots to high standards cause catastrophic injuries and even loss of life, it is crucial that victims are fairly compensated for their healthcare treatment, suffering and pain, and all other costs pertaining to helicopter accidents.

If you or a family member have been involved in this type of accident, contact a personal injury attorney immediately to arrange an evaluation with a seasoned attorney specializing in aviation accidents.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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