What Are Some Common Causes of Helicopter Accidents?
Negligence causes a significant percentage of all crashes. Human error, poor maintenance, bad weather, and flying with an unsafe load can all set the table for disaster. In addition, helicopter equipment can rundown over time; when gearboxes, main rotor heads, or engines fail, accidents often follow.
Unfortunately, due to the physics of helicopter accidents, a significant percentage of crash victims are either injured or killed. Survivors report a diverse catalog of ailments, including injuries to the head and neck, quadriplegia and paraplegia, injuries to the back and brain, and bruising, contusions, and broken bones.
Who is Responsible for Helicopter Accidents?
To seek a legal remedy for injuries sustained in a helicopter wreck, you first need to identify potential liable parties and explore possible causes for the crash. A negligent pilot, defective part that caused a mechanical malfunction, badly trained or poorly deployed ground crew, or aircraft owner can all be targeted for liability, depending on the circumstances. In addition, a claimant may target the insurance companies that represent various liable parties. A helicopter crash lawyer can help you determine liability and seek compensation for your injuries or wrongful death.
“To seek a legal remedy for injuries sustained in a helicopter crash, you first need to identify potential liable parties and explore possible causes for the accident.”
Seeking compensation for aviation accident injuries can become quite sophisticated. Given the dramatic nature of most helicopter crashes and the large amounts of money often at stake, claimants are well-advised to retain high-level helicopter accident lawyers who have proven themselves in court in similar cases.
Contact Our Helicopter Accident Attorneys
We at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP invite you to take a look at our verdicts and settlements for aviation disaster cases here on our website. In addition to winning dozens of awards and honors for our client-driven service (including Southern California’s “Trial Attorney of the Year” in 2000 and Super Lawyers’ “Top Ten Lawyers in LA/Orange County” in 2005), we have battled some of the nation’s most legally adroit companies — and won. Verdicts by our experienced helicopter crash attorneys for aviation accidents have reached into seven and even eight figures in certain cases. For instance, we won a verdict totaling nearly $5 million for U.S. Marines killed in an AH-1 Cobra helicopter crash.
To find out how we can help you with your helicopter crash case, contact us now at (877) 800-1700. We offer our services on a contingency basis, and we are happy to provide a free consultation to potential claimants.