Representing the Victims of Serious Helicopter Accidents in Dallas
Helicopters offer certain advantages over other aircraft—specifically related to their smaller size, their ability to make complicated maneuvers, and the fact that they can operate close to the ground and hover in place. This is ideal for shorter trips, rescues, and police or news surveillance. However, if a helicopter operator is inexperienced or careless, or equipment malfunctions, the results can be catastrophic.
If you lost a loved one or were catastrophically injured in a helicopter crash, just getting up in the morning can be difficult. It may seem like you'll never be able to move on without answers. At Arnold & Itkin, we represent people who have suffered harm and losses in helicopter and all aircraft accidents. Our Dallas helicopter accident attorneys fight for the settlements and awards that help our clients rebuild.
The Risks of Helicopter Flight
Because helicopters operate closer to the ground than other aircraft, they are at a higher risk of facing hazards like power lines, trees, and the ground itself when visibility is poor. The pilot must be vigilant and have the training to maneuver the aircraft properly—and the helicopter and all its systems must be in perfect working order. A single mistake or defect could spell disaster for everyone on board.
Dallas helicopter accidents may be caused by:
- Operating a helicopter outside of its limits and capabilities
- Operating a helicopter in unsafe weather/environmental conditions
- Operating a helicopter without a license
- Improper maintenance
- Defective helicopter parts
Taking a Closer Look at What Causes Helicopter Crashes
According to a 2016 presentation on helicopter accidents by the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the leading "immediate" causes of helicopter crashes were:
- Errors (38% of accidents)
- Inadequate pilot judgment
- Flight below a minimum safe altitude
- Misassessment of weather
- Poor circumspection
- Violations (33% of accidents)
- Minimum safe altitude violations
- Weather minima violations
- System Failure (22% of accidents)
Contact Our Dallas Aviation Attorneys: (888) 493-1629
If you or a loved one were in an aviation accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. It may be difficult to know where to start in an event like this, which is why our Dallas plane crash lawyers at Arnold & Itkin are here to help you every step of the way. We're focused on fighting for the results that clients need to move forward. Our attorneys have what it takes to recover compensation so that you and your family's future is secured. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients, and we continue to seek the best results possible every day.
Contact our Dallas aviation crash law firm at (888) 493-1629 for your free, private consultation.