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Helicopter Crashes

Helicopter crash claims can be an extremely complex legal process. The owner of a helicopter is often a private entity who does not have to fulfill the same requirements to be in the air as do commercial pilots. The difference in regulations can make it difficult to understand how to approach a case.

Helicopters are incredibly versatile, allowing for air transport to locations that planes cannot reach. While this is beneficial to passengers and emergency services, the capability of helicopters to maneuver in urban areas brings risks. The pilot and passengers are not the only ones who can suffer damages in a helicopter crash; people and buildings near the aircraft are in danger as well.

The structure and safety conditions of a helicopter can make for a dangerous environment if a crash occurs. While there are fewer helicopter accidents per year than there are other types of aviation accidents, helicopter crashes have a much higher fatality rate.

Because of the severity of potential injuries and the complexities of filing a lawsuit, it’s critical to have a skilled helicopter crash attorney by your side. The Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C. is here to support you.

Common Causes of Helicopter Crashes

Many possible factors can contribute to a helicopter crash, such as:

  • Operator error
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Design flaws
  • Poor maintenance
  • Mechanical error

No matter what the cause of the crash, it is important to act quickly after an accident. While pursuing a legal case may not be the first thing on your mind after a helicopter crash, waiting too long can affect your eligibility to receive compensation.

Helicopter accidents require a thorough investigation to determine the cause. Reach out to our attorneys as soon as possible after a helicopter crash so that we can help you take the proper steps to get your case started.

Common Helicopter Crash Injuries

More often than not, helicopter crashes lead to critical injuries. Victims of helicopter crashes can suffer amputation, paralysis, and brain injury, while many do not survive the crash at all. Even those who do not suffer severe injuries can incur expensive medical bills, diminished earning capacity, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Such severe injuries require proper compensation. No matter the extent of your injury or loss, we will not stop in our pursuit of your rights until the case concludes. You can count on our support from beginning to end.

Who Conducts Helicopter Crash Investigations?

In the United States, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates helicopter accidents. Depending on the accident, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may also become involved in the investigation, especially if there was a violation of FAA regulations during the accident.

No matter who leads the investigation, our attorneys will be there to provide our experience and resources to aid your case. We understand how to get in touch with the NTSB and FAA so that we can best represent your claim and look out for your interests. We can also consult other experts to make sure we’re doing everything in our power to reach your desired verdict.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a helicopter crash, we are here to help. We can evaluate your case, investigate the causes, negotiate between the many parties involved, and represent you in court, all while keeping you up-to-date on the case proceedings so that you know what’s going on every step of the way.

Helicopter crashes can be tragic and traumatic accidents. With hundreds of successful personal injury cases under our belts, you can trust that you’re in the right hands. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case.