Helicopter Accident Attorney in Fort Meyers12800 University Drive, Suite 600
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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Fort Meyers Helicopter Accident Attorney
What better way to see the beach and the Atlantic coast than from a helicopter? Fort Meyers is home to a few helicopter tours, and their popularity is increasing with residents and visitors. Even though helicopter crashes are uncommon. You have a better chance of being involved in a car crash. Helicopters can still go down, often resulting in catastrophic injuries. If you need a Fort Meyers helicopter accident lawyer, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help. We have ten years of experience fighting for our client’s legal rights. Contact Morgan & Morgan to learn more about your legal options.
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Causes of Helicopter Accidents in Fort Meyers
Helicopter crashes can be caused by a variety of factors. Determining the cause of the crash is the first step toward supporting your personal injury case. Some common reasons helicopters can go down include the following examples.
Manufacturer defects. All aircraft have to be designed and constructed in a way that ensures pilot and passenger safety. However, some helicopters are made with cheap or untested materials, while others are flawed before their construction even begins. When this happens, helicopter designers and manufacturers can be held liable in a product liability claim.
Component failure. Even if a helicopter is designed and assembled without defects, the craft relies on many parts and systems working together. Any part that is replaced, installed, or fitted on the aircraft has the potential to fail, putting occupants at risk during flight. Common malfunctioning helicopter components include electrical systems, seat belts, safety harnesses, and rotor systems.
Pilot error. The vast majority of helicopter accidents involve some form of pilot error. This can include loss of aircraft control, improper training, failure to recognize a potential crash situation, or flying while intoxicated, distracted, or overtired. Pilots may also place profits over safety, agreeing to take on passengers despite adverse weather conditions.
Obstructions. Helicopter rotors striking an object account for a startlingly high number of crashes. The helicopter blades may contact trees, radio and cell phone towers, and even mountains or buildings. A helicopter that flies too close to a power line, telephone wire, or cable risks entanglement with rotors that can cause the craft to land suddenly in an unsuitable location. Entanglement crashes can occur even when weather conditions are clear and are likely to involve pilot negligence.
If you’re involved in a helicopter accident, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help.
Why Choose Morgan & Morgan as Your Fort Meyers Helicopter Accident Lawyer
Morgan & Morgan is the largest personal injury law firm in the nation, and we have a proven track record of success. Contact Morgan & Morgan today to learn more about your helicopter accident case.
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