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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 Pilot Error

Helicopter accidents are catastrophic events that take the lives of hundreds of people each year. Helicopter accidents are often the result of operational errors or mechanical and/or electrical malfunctions. Helicopter pilot errors are one of the most common causes of helicopter crashes. Helicopter pilot errors can occur during flight planning, training, or the actual flight. There are a number of mistakes a pilot can make, which can lead to helicopter accidents including, but not limited to:

  • Failure to properly plan a flight
  • Failure to operate within the means of helicopter’s operational limitations
  • Violation of Federal Aviation Administration regulations
  • Operating the helicopter in unsafe environmental and/or weather conditions
  • Failure to properly oversee, audit, and review flight procedures
  • More

While helicopter pilot error is a significant causal factor in helicopter crashes, there are a number of other causes of aviation accidents, which may include design and structural flaws, improper maintenance or repair, improper fueling, mechanical malfunctions, poor weather conditions, and more.

Have you been harmed due to a helicopter pilot error?

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury or fatality as a result of a helicopter pilot error, you may be eligible to file an aviation lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income capacity, loss of consortium, and more.

Aviation lawsuits involving helicopter pilot error are complex and require the help of a qualified attorney along with additional experts who can help prove your case. It is important to know that all aviation lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, which restricts the amount of time a victim has to file a claim.

Please contact us today to learn more about helicopter pilot error or to speak with a qualified and experienced aviation attorney who can protect your legal rights and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

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