Houston Helicopter Crash Lawyer
Helicopter accidents are unique and complicated. It takes a highly experienced lawyer to determine fault and recover the compensation you udeserve
Finding the underlying cause and liability for helicopter accidents takes knowledge, skill, and resources. Many attorneys know how to investigate car accidents, but aviation incidents are entirely different.
Few lawyers have experience representing individuals who have suffered becasue of a traumatic helicopter crash.
Our Houston aviation attorneys. have represented individuals in some of the most well-known aviation and aerospace disasters. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a helicopter accident, contact us to learn about your legal options. We will investigate to determine liability, how you are best able to recover compensation, and then fight for you to receive maximum recovery.
Call us today at 281-283-8500 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced aviation accident lawyer.
Common Causes of Helicopter Crashes
After you or your loved one has been hurt in an accident, you want to know why. The more you know about what happened prior to, during, and after the accident, the more evidence have to support your claim.
Many helicopter accidents are due to:
- Pilot error
- Failure to operate helicopter within its limitations
- Failure to create a proper flight plan
- Lack of proper training
- Lack of maintenance
- Mechanical or electrical failure
- Maintenance personnel’s lack of proper training
- Design defects
- Defective parts
- Improper loading
- Colliding with another aircraft, building, or terrain
- Miscommunication or incorrect information from air traffic control
- Poor weather conditions
- Operating the helicopter in an unsafe environment
- Running out of fuel
We Will Investigate the Helicopter Crash
At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we will independintley investigate helicopter accidents and work with federal and state agencies to determine the underlying cause. We know the various models of helicopters and what makes them unique compared to other aircrafts. We know how pilot training, maintenance, and design can all affect the safety of a flight, and understand federal aviation regulations to determine whether the parties involved were compliant with the law.
Common Injuries Associated with Helicopter Crashes
Helicopter crashes are often severe, if not fatal due to their size, weight, speed, and altitude. In fact, it is rare for a helicopter accident to result in only minor injuries.
Common injuries from helicopter accidents include:
- Blunt force trauma
- Bone fractures, most commonly to the ribs, skull, and facial bones
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Internal organ injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Lacerations and scarring
Your Legal Options to Recover
Following any serious accident, your recovery options include making an insurance claim against the at-fault party’s liability insurer or filing a lawsuit. In most cases, you will attempt to recover compensation through an insurer prior to heading toward a trial.
When you make a third-party insurance claim, you will still need to prove the other party was responsible for the crash and the type and extent of your injuries. This requires evidence against the pilot, maintenance provider or another business as well as your medical records.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process, which can become complicated. An attorney can ensure you present the appropriate the evidence and negotiate for maximum compensation.
Insurance claims do not always lead to the compensation you need. This can happen for various reasons, such as the insurer contesting its client’s responsibility or the policy limit is too low to meet the compensation you need to recover. Whatever the circumstances, an attorney can represent your interests and explain when a lawsuit is necessary.
A Houston Aviation Accident Lawyer Can Help
The best way to recover the compensation you need after a helicopter accident is to work with an experienced attorney. Through a personal injury claim, you can recover:
- Medical costs
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical limitations
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
To file a successful claim, an attorney will gather evidence of the cause of the helicopter accident and who was responsible for what happened. This includes working with state and federal agencies, hiring crash reconstructionists and other experts, and obtaining the pilot and maintenance logbooks. The individuals who are commonly at fault for a helicopter crash are the pilot, helicopter owner, maintenance provider, manufacturer or distributors, and/or air traffic controller.
Contact The Krist Law Firm Today
The personal injury attorneys of The Krist Law Firm, P.C. will also properly calculate your damages, ensuring you do not miss out-of-pocket expenses or neglect the value of your physical pain and mental suffering. Gaining you the most compensation for your injuries will always remain our top priority.
To learn more about your rights and options after being injured in a helicopter crash, contact The Krist Law Firm, P.C. at 281-283-8500 .