Helicopter Crash Accidents

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
Founder of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.

According to statistics compiled by the Helicopter Association International, helicopter crash accidents amount to nearly 200 incidents per year, of which approximately 50 lead to fatal injuries.  Another 100 non-fatal injuries are attributed to these same accidents. 

Even though helicopter crash statistics may not seem very impressive, when a helicopter crash accident does happen, the injuries sustained might be catastrophic and life changing.  Furthermore, helicopter aviation produces a 30% higher accident rate compared to general aviation accident statistics.  In other words, it's 30% more dangerous to fly in a helicopter than an airplane.

Since most helicopter manufacturers are located in the United States, we are prepared to provide effective representation to clients from around the world.  Even if the helicopter crash accident took place in another country, we may still be able to represent you or surviving family members.

Dissecting a helicopter disaster requires a team of specialists and experts to determine the cause of the crash.  Aside from the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) own accident investigation report, we compile our own team to investigate and determine the cause of accident.  Fully investigating and producing a final report on any aviation disaster case can take over one year. 

Common causes of injuries due to a helicopter accident can include:

  • 1. Pilot Error
  • 2. Engine or Mechanical Failure
  • 3. Defective Helicopter Design
  • 4. Air Traffic Controller Error
  • 5. Federal Aviation Administration Negligence
  • 6. Airport Ground Crew Negligence

Other causes of helicopter accidents include poor weather conditions, inadequate maintenance negligence, faulty repairs, poor record keeping & inspections, takeoff issues, approach & landing, runway accidents, turbulence and acts of terrorism.

Common injuries sustained due to a helicopter crash accident can include:

  • Amputations
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Concussion
  • Disfigurement
  • Facial and Body Scarring
  • Fractured Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Knee Damage
  • Leg Injuries
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Vision
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Permanent Disability
  • Quadriplegia
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Some of the helicopter crash accidents we investigate include:

  • Helicopter Crash Accident
  • Offshore Rotary Wing Aircraft Accident
  • Private Helicopter Crash
  • Charter Helicopter Crash
  • Tourist Helicopter Accident
  • Airline Disaster Accident
  • Small Plane Crash Accident
  • Commercial Airline Crash Accident
  • Private Plane Crash Accident
  • Cargo Plane Crash Accident
  • Charter Fight Crash Accident
  • Single Engine Plane Crash Accident
  • Glider Plane Crash Accident
  • Balloon Crash Accident
  • Blimp Crash Accident
  • Ultralight Plane Crash Accident
  • Gyroplane Crash Accident
  • Any Aircraft Crash Accident

Miami Florida Local Airports

  • 1. Miami International Airport
  • 2. Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport
  • 3. Homestead General Airport
  • 4. Opa Locka Executive Airport

You can reach Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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