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Helicopter Accident Attorney

Call at 773-917-5529 to obtain more information about your legal rights and options after an accident from the best helicopter accident attorney.

Helicopters are unique machines with the capability to fly vertically and close to the ground. Helicopter pilots are often presented with a myriad of dangers and hazards that airplanes simply do not face. It is crucial that the helicopter is in top shape with proper maintenance and that it is flown by an experienced and capable pilot. There are many causes of helicopter crashes.

Causes of Helicopter Accidents
Helicopters are so complex and intricate, the slightest malfunction or error may lead to a fatal crash. Some common causes of helicopter crashes include:

  • Operational Error: It takes an experienced and knowledgeable pilot to safely maneuver a helicopter. Pilots who make mistakes during flight may be held accountable for the damage they cause. Helicopter pilots have been known to operate the aircraft beyond its safe limitations, into dangerous weather conditions and without properly reviewing safety protocol. Operational error may also occur when there is improper or faulty maintenance, faulty manuals and guides and failure to plan a safe flight.
  • Electrical Malfunction: When the electrical source stops working or one of the many components malfunctions, serious helicopter accidents may occur. Defective design, testing and monitoring may lead to a crash.
  • Mechanical Malfunction: The people in charge of maintaining and inspecting a helicopter may be held liable for a mechanical malfunction. When the maintenance has been adequate but the design is faulty, the manufacturer may be held liable for the damages. When a specific part or component is defective, the parts manufacturer may be responsible for the damages. It is critical that a helicopter crash be carefully examined from all angles.
  • Who May be Held Liable for the Damages

    Every case is different and each case requires a thorough investigation. Everyone, from the helicopter designer and manufacturer to the operator, owner and air traffic controller may be held liable for a crash depending upon the situation. A skilled helicopter crash attorney will review every detail surrounding a crash to properly assess liability.

    Victims of helicopter crashes may be eligible to seek damages such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. The family of someone killed in a helicopter crash may be able to file a wrongful death claim to seek funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of love and companionship and other related damages.

    E. Ryan Bradley has the ability to handle such complex investigations. He always offers injured victims and their families a free, comprehensive and completely confidential investigation. Please call at 773-917-5529 to obtain more information about your legal rights and options.