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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.
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Helicopters are sophisticated aircraft 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 into 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:
Electrical malfunction means any failure in the electrical setup of the helicopter that causes an accident. Because the aircraft requires energy and various circuits to work, it is important that the craft is properly maintained. Some common examples of electrical malfunctions include:
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:
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 all types of personal injury cases. With our access to a nationwide network of investigators, we examine every detail.
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