It is very tragic when a medical helicopter transporting a person needing immediate medical care may itself become the vehicle for further injury or death to the crew members and the patient.
Medical helicopter accidents happen more than most people realize because of the frequency of their flights. However, because human life is usually at risk necessitating a helicopter, flights are made in all kinds of bad weather and into areas of wilderness or urban buildings concentrations which are highly dangerous. Other hazards such as power lines and fatigue can play a role in the medical helicopter crash.
Medical helicopters are required to maintain standards as specified in Federal Aviation Regulations Part 135 which requires a high standard of pilot qualifications and maintenance to the helicopter. Unfortunately, these standards are not always complied with by the medical helicopter company.
The Franecke Law Group has been investigating and representing victims of helicopter accidents for more than 30 years. Call today for a free legal consultation 888.457.7040