Were You or a Loved One Injured in a Helicopter Accident?
Although helicopter accidents are on the decline, scores of accidents still occur every year. In 2016 alone, there were 106 helicopter accidents, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Tragically, 17 of these were fatal.
Why are helicopters more accident-prone than airplanes? Commercial airplanes fly through highly regulated space, usually going over the same flight paths as other planes, while in constant contact with ground control. Helicopters, by contrast, often fly where airplanes can’t go and fly lower to the ground. This makes their paths less predictable and increases the possibility of an incident. But that’s not an excuse for helicopter companies to be negligent about the safety of their passengers and their fleet.
If you or a loved one were injured during a helicopter accident, you may feel angry, confused, and unsure of where to turn. If you were severely injured, you may be struggling with high medical bills. If a loved one lost his or her life, you may be grieving, angry, and confused.
An experienced attorney can help you get justice. If your accident was caused by issues like pilot negligence, poorly managed helicopters, or defective helicopter parts, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A settlement cannot make up for injury or loss of life, of course, but it can be an important step in holding negligent parties accountable.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe that you have the right to feel safe when you fly, regardless of the type of aircraft involved. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured by a helicopter crash, we understand why you are seeking justice — and we can help you achieve it.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss helicopter accident injuries and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.