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Airplanes and helicopters are complex machines that must meet specific and strict requirements of design, standards, and maintenance. Cueria Law Firm, LLC is experienced in representing people who were hurt or injured in aviation and helicopter cases. Attorney Brent…
Airplanes and helicopters are complex machines that must meet specific and strict requirements of design, standards, and maintenance. Cueria Law Firm, LLC is experienced in representing people who were hurt or injured in aviation and helicopter cases. Attorney Brent Cueria was counsel for a passenger in the Air New Orleans litigation, and he has handled numerous cases involving Louisiana helicopter negligence.
New Orleans Helicopter Accident Attorney
In Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast, helicopters are frequently used in the maritime industry, by emergency responders and government agencies. They are easy to maneuver and can go over land and sea, making them a go-to option for transport. These aircraft require a highly trained individual to design, manufacture, and operate.
Help Paying For Injuries Received In a Helicopter Crash
For those who survive a helicopter crash, the injuries they sustain are often life-altering. While they are lucky to have made it out of the accident, these injuries require costly treatment, lifestyle changes such as accessibility ramps, as well as costly medical charges.
- Spinal injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Burns or abrasions
- Broken bones or fractures
- Emotional trauma
Proving Negligence in a Helicopter or Aviation Case
If you or a loved one have been injured due to another party’s negligence, we urge you to discuss your case with a helicopter accident attorney. During your consultation, the helicopter accident attorney will review the facts of your case to determine which parties were negligent and who is responsible for your injuries. Depending on what they find, this lawyer can help you file a helicopter accident claim against:
- The pilot that was operating the helicopter at the time of the crash and who may have flown irresponsibly.
- The owner of the company who employed the pilot for negligent hiring or training them.
- The manufacturer of the helicopter, if they ignored industry standards and regulations.
- Maintenance or the hangar-keeper who failed to keep the helicopter in working condition.
- Air traffic control, who may have negligently allowed the helicopter to fly a path which led to the helicopter accident.
Offshore Helicopter Accidents
Helicopter accidents are the most common fatalities on oil rig deaths, accounting for 75% of the transportation accidents in the maritime industry. The risk of helicopter accidents is so prevalent in this industry that many oil and gas companies are providing accident survival training for those individuals who visit their offshore facilities. They understand that there are many ways things can go wrong when a helicopter is being used, including:
- Inclement weather conditions
- Improperly maintained helicopters
- Pilot error or negligence
- Mechanical failure of the aircraft
The Federal Aviation Administration maintains a strict set of rules which involve specific safety requirements to prevent offshore accidents involving helicopters. These include making changes to the kinds of helicopters which can be used in the industry and the safety equipment on board including:
- Larger windows which allow for easier escape from the aircraft
- High-quality flotation devices to ensure survival in the water
- Underwater air systems in the event they cannot escape a downed helicopter
Even with these changes, the use of a helicopter is still one of the most dangerous parts of working offshore. With over 4000 oil rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico, the workers must know their rights in the event of a helicopter accident.
If you have been involved in a helicopter accident, we strongly recommend you contact our helicopter accident attorney right away. The attorneys and staff at Cueria Law Firm, LLC, can examine the facts of your case and determine which damages you may be able to receive financial compensation for. You can contact our office to speak with a helicopter accident attorney by calling (504) 525-5211.
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Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.
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