According to Fox4news.com, A test helicopter owned by Bell helicopter has crashed just outside the town of Italy on North Bell Ranch Road. Another helicopter registered to Bell Helicopters landed safely nearby. The crash happened around noon and it is still unknown whether or not there were any survivors.
For more information see: http://www.fox4news.com/news/170202233-story. (Photo courtesy of fox4news.com)
Commentary: Helicopter accidents are much more complicated than a standard motor vehicle crash simply because of the technical nature of the air craft. Quite often, the crash is related to an instrument failure. However, if you look at the picture, you can see that the crash occurred right next to powerlines. So it appears that several variables will be at play: was the crash due to pilot error, or was it the result of a malfunction, or even a mixture of both?
These accidents have a tendency to be deadly. It is a fast moving craft that has minimal armor and flies above the ground. It is heart breaking to hear about these types of accidents, but it is important to understand them because they happen and real families are affected. Everyone has their place in these sorts of accidents. Any victim of this or a similar helicopter accident will have a claim for negligence and will also need to investigate the accident as to whether there was a malfunction in one of the helicopter flight components. What can complicate this situation is whether or not everyone in the helicopter was an employee, a contractor, or someone else. This is a complicated job, and they will need an experienced attorney to investigate their claims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a helicopter accident, contact a licensed attorney who can evaluate your case and present you with a game plan for how they can get you the compensation you deserve.
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