New York Helicopter Accident Attorneys
Any number of factors can cause or contribute to a helicopter accident occurring. If you have been injured — or if you have lost a loved one in an accident — it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can take steps to determine what caused the accident and who is responsible.
At the law firm of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP, we represent helicopter accident victims, and the families of those who have died in a fatal helicopter accident. We can help you determine your options for seeking compensation after the personal and financial devastation of an accident. Contact a New York helicopter accident lawyer today to schedule an initial consultation.
Causes of Helicopter Accidents
Helicopters can be difficult to operate. Additionally, because they are operated at a lower altitude than other types of aircraft, there is a higher risk of coming in contact with buildings, power lines, trees and other potential hazards. Common causes of helicopter accidents include:
- Pilot negligence
- Flying in dangerous weather conditions
- Error in design
- Faulty maintenance
- Error by air traffic controller
Our lawyers represent victims of both commercial and noncommercial helicopter accidents. We represent people who have been injured while being airlifted in an air ambulance, those injured while on a helicopter sightseeing tour, employees of news organizations covering an event from a helicopter, private helicopter passengers and operators, and others.