Helicopters allow you to traverse long distances in urban areas in a relatively short amount of time. They are ideal for busy executives that don’t want to spend hours stuck in a jam, or those that want the convenience of not sharing craft with 50 other passengers. That being said, helicopters can be deathtraps waiting to happen due to their small size and sometimes unstable maneuverability. Getting injured in a helicopter accident can result in catastrophic head, spine and internal organ injuries which will take a long time to recover from as well as require extensive surgery.
The most common causes of helicopter accidents include:
- Poor pilot training – It’s not uncommon for poorly-trained pilots to get in the cockpit of a helicopter. Sometimes, due to the smallness of these craft, people may assume that it’s easy to maneuver them and that a fully-trained pilot may not be needed. Hiring a poorly-trained individual eventually leads to critical errors as well as negligence, resulting in accidents.
- Helicopter design issues – The different parts of a helicopter are made by different companies. This makes quality conformity a tricky affair since all these companies may have different protocol that they use during the manufacturing process. Should one of these parts fail, it will be hard to institute life-saving measures in time to avert an accident
- Poor weather conditions – Pilots may sometimes exercise poor judgment and go out flying in snowy, humid or rainy conditions. This is not only unacceptable, but it also places the lives of passengers at risk.
- Operational mistakes – which involve ground crew and the pilot is another cause of helicopter accidents. Not providing the pilot with timely or correct information during flight may force them to make an emergency landing or fatal mistake during flight, leading to an accident.
Helicopter Accidents are Complex
Helicopter accidents are complex due to the confluence of factors that all play a part. You will need to consult with a law firm such as ours to determine the parties that will be held liable. In addition, there might be wrongful death, product liability, and negligence claims brought up against the defendants, increasing the amount you may get as your payout. Please contact Michael McCready on 877-561-3004 today for more information on what we can do for you and your helicopter crash. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.