It's a rule of thumb that the smaller the vessel we travel in, the more likely an accident is to occur. This logic holds true for helicopters. These dangerous aircrafts have the highest fatality rate in air transportation. This can be due to inexperienced pilots, unsuccessfully maneuvering the aircraft to avoid a collision, or the amount of weight on board being too heavy for the craft, causing it to crash.
No matter the reason, helicopter accidents are tragic. Very often there are no survivors and families are left without a loved one. These accidents are far too common, and helicopters should not be a preferred mode of transportation due to their high risk of injury and death. However, there are times when a life changing experience such as a tour of the Grand Canyon or flying above places like Alaska where the only mode of transportation is a helicopter tour. It's most tragic when helicopter accidents occur during these fun, memory making experiences.
After a devastating helicopter accident, it's important for the victim, or in the case of a tragic and unexpected wrongful death, their family, to retain Board Certified legal counsel right away. The Helicopter Accident Lawyers at Shaked Law Firm have years of plane and helicopter accident experience and have successfully dealt with the complexities of the NTSB and FAA for our clients.
In 2018, we’ve all used airlines to get us anywhere we want to travel. Safer than railroads and faster than automobiles, airplanes cut down our travel time and provide the luxuries and comforts that other means of travel simply cannot. Travel today is not so much unlike it was in the early 1900s when air travel became the way to get from one coast to another more quickly than ever before. Aside from the convenience that remains the same, we’re still offered food and beverage in-flight, and safety precautions are still announced over the speakers.Read More