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Unlike airplanes, helicopters can hover in the air for extended periods of time and are designed to take off and land vertically.

Helicopters can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • aerial firefighting,
  • medical transportation,
  • military operation,
  • news and reporting,
  • offshore operation,
  • search and rescue missions,
  • sightseeing,
  • and more.

Fatal Factors

Helicopters can be utilized on an on-demand basis because they can fly under more severe circumstances and weather conditions than other fixed-wing aircrafts. Unfortunately, this leaves helicopters susceptible to more accidents.

In addition, there is usually only one pilot operating a helicopter and there is no auto-pilot—he or she must be in control of multiple systems in the helicopter all at the same time and can’t rely on the same technology systems that airplanes have.

We Know How to Handle Your Claim

At Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, we recognize that airplanes and helicopters are different, and we know that accidents involving helicopters need to be handled differently.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a helicopter accident, you need a professional legal team that knows the regulations, standards, and procedures for helicopters. We do—and we can help. Call (888) 900-6075 or fill out a free initial consultation form to talk to an experienced helicopter accident lawyer at Nurenberg Paris.