Why Helicopter Crashes in Mississippi Happen

Why Helicopter Crashes in Mississippi Happen

In  2016, there were 3.19 fatal helicopter accidents per 100,000 flight hours showing a decrease from the previous year that recorded 3.67 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, of the 106 helicopter accidents that occurred in 2016, 17 of them were deadly. Helicopters are not often thought of when discussing aviation accidents, but helicopters are widely used for several important functions. They help fight fires, capture the news, for military operations, assisting police searches, and to perform emergency rescue missions. 

In the state of Mississippi, as is the case with all states across the country, many factors can lead to a catastrophic helicopter accident including:

  • Pilot misjudgment
  • Air traffic controller error
  • Mechanical issues 
  • Helicopter defects
  • Poor weather conditions

Helicopter accidents in Mississippi frequently have deadly results. If you were harmed or if you lost a loved one in a deadly Mississippi helicopter crash, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and losses. Not every legal professional is going to be able to assist you with these complicated and highly specialized incidents. Germany Law Firm, PLLC knows the way that helicopters operate and how to comprehensively analyze helicopter crashes.

How Do Helicopter Crashes Take Place in Mississippi?

Why Helicopter Crashes in Mississippi HappenTo fly a helicopter safely, the aircraft itself must be in good working order. Then, the helicopter needs an experienced and alert pilot to precisely operate the aircraft. Distinct communication between the pilot and an air traffic controller is also essential. In good weather conditions, when all of these factors are present there is a lowered risk for accidents. But in bad weather conditions even if all of these elements exist, there is a substantial risk that a Jackson helicopter crash can happen.

Similar to car accidents, the most common reason why helicopter crashes happen is due to pilot error. Although, even the most distinguished pilot could get bad or unclear information from an air traffic controller and that is just as dangerous. Bob Germany is a Mississippi helicopter accident attorney that understands all the facets of what is needed for a helicopter to operate properly. When a crash happens because of negligence, Bob Germany can identify the issues and determine liability. 

When a Mississippi helicopter accident happens, a detailed investigation will take place. If the aircraft is commercial, the National Transportation Safety Board will be responsible for inspecting the crash. Victims must have a Mississippi helicopter crash lawyer who understands the intricacies of helicopter incidents monitoring the investigation. When you work with Germany Law Firm, PLLC you will have the most effective and equipped Mississippi personal injury attorney following the NTSB investigation and then breaking down their report to find areas that support your case for compensation. 

Speak with a Mississippi Helicopter Accident Attorney Today

Only a legal professional who has worked on helicopter accident cases in Mississippi should be employed to manage your claim and represent you. Bob Germany is a Jackson personal injury attorney that has been advocating for victims of injury incidents, including helicopter accidents in Mississippi for more than 40 years. Call Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule your free consultation at (601) 487-0555.