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Aviation Accidents

It has been predicted that airline accident rates will grow in a corresponding ratio to the increasing number of airline passengers.

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The NTSB, which operates independently of other government agencies, is primarily responsible for investigating aviation accidents and issuing safety recommendations based on its findings. While the NTSB has no direct regulatory or enforcement power with regard to aviation law, it does have significant power of influence on those who can effect change. In fact, approximately 80 percent of all NTSB safety recommendations are adopted by the FAA or other regulatory agencies.

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Your Legal Rights

Aviation law is becoming increasingly important, as the number of passengers and airplane flights grows larger. Human mistakes and mechanical difficulties are two of the most common causes of aviation accidents. Our expert aviation accident attorneys can help families and victims of aircraft accidents and help eliminate preventable disasters from occurring in the future.

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Helicopter Crash

A helicopter crash is a catastrophic event, which may result in serious injuries and/or fatalities to the pilot, crew, passengers, or other parties that are involved in the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regulate helicopter safety standards and investigate helicopter crashes to determine the cause or causes of these accidents.

Common causes of helicopter crashes

There are numerous possible causes of helicopter crashes, which may be a result of operational errors, mechanical malfunctions, and/or electrical malfunctions. Some common causes of helicopter crashes include, but are not limited to:

  • Pilot error
  • Collisions
  • Engine failure
  • Faulty equipment
  • Design or manufacturing defects
  • Improper repair and/or maintenance
  • Improper fueling
  • Electrical complications
  • Violation of FAA safety standards
  • Negligence on part of Federal Air Traffic Controllers
  • Poor Weather conditions

Helicopter crash liability

Depending on the cause of the accident, there are a number of parties who can be held liable for helicopter crashes including the owner or operator of the helicopter, the designer, manufacturer, or retailer, the maintenance and repair crew, Air Traffic Controllers, the federal government, and more. In some cases, more than one party may be responsible for the helicopter crash.

Helicopter crash lawsuits

Helicopter crash lawsuits are a complex area of litigation that can involve several claims of liability under state and federal law. It is important to know that the burden of proof in helicopter crash lawsuits falls on the plaintiff. With the help of a qualified aviation attorney, an injured party must prove that the defendants failed to meet the safety and regulation standards for operating, engineering, or regulating the helicopter.

All helicopter crash lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, which limits the time you may have to file a claim. It is important to seek the immediate assistance of a qualified attorney who can evaluate your case and inform you of your legal rights. Please contact us today to speak with an experienced aviation attorney FREE of charge.

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