Nashville Helicopter Accident Lawyers
Protecting Injury Victims Throughout Nashville
In 2013, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that
helicopter accidents were a leading cause of death in the industrial industry.
Since helicopters are also for private and recreational use, injuries
and fatalities caused by helicopter crashes are not exclusive to the industrial industry.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety
Board found that more than 140 civil helicopter accidents occurred in
2008, with almost 30 deaths. When they do not cause death, helicopter
accidents often cause extensive, catastrophic injuries. It is important
that injured victims seek the legal help they need.
We advocate for you! Call (615) 933-2893today to speak with our attorneys!
Common Causes of Helicopter Accidents
Helicopters are sophisticated aircrafts designed to withstand a number
of circumstances. Heavily used in oil and gas extraction industries, as
well as sightseeing, they offer quick modes of transportation. However,
factors like poor design and pilot inattention can cause serious accidents.
The causes of helicopter accidents can be categorized in three main groups.
Operational error refers to human errors that cause the accident. This
can include pilot error or mistakes made by traffic control. Examples
of operational errors include, but are not limited to:
- Flying while intoxicated
- Failure to properly plan a flight
- Inadequate training
- Failure to operate the aircraft in adherence to guidelines
Electrical malfunction means any failure in the electrical set up of the
helicopter that causes an accident. Because the aircraft requires energy
and various circuits to work, it is important that the craft be properly
maintained. Some common examples of electrical malfunctions include:
- An electrical short
- Inadequate testing of the design
- Failure to check quality control
- The electrical source malfunctions
Mechanical malfunction occurs when a certain part of the helicopter malfunctions
or fails to perform its intended function. This can happen at any point
in the part’s lifespan. Common examples include:
- Improper design
- Poor maintenance
- Improper use
- Inadequate testing
- Faulty manufacturing
- Improper installation
Allow Us to Fight On Your Behalf
If you or someone you love was injured in a helicopter accident, it is
imperative that you act quickly. The aviation and insurance companies
are probably already building their case. Allow our Nashville helicopter
accident attorneys help you! We have
over 100 years of collective legal experience and know how to handle such cases. With our access to a nationwide network
of investigators, we examine every detail.
Our attorneys have been recognized by organizations such as the Inner Circle
of Advocates, have been included in the “Best Law Firms” list,
and are AV Preeminent® rated. We do not rest until we have exhausted
every avenue and angle to achieve our clients’ deserved outcome.
Contact Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge today to schedule a free consultation!