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March 28, 2017

NYC Accident Lawyer Discusses Rise In NYC Cycling And Pedestrian Deaths

Overall, the big picture view of New York City traffic fatalities is promising — the city saw an historic low for traffic deaths in 2016. Although even a single fatality is one too many, city administrators say that the 229 traffic deaths last year — a decrease over previous years — is a sign that new safety measures are working to reduce the number of serious and catastrophic accidents. ...
NYC Accident Lawyer Discusses Rise In NYC Cycling And Pedestrian Deaths
March 27, 2017

Lawyer Talks About Dangerous Magnets Being Allowed Back In Stores

A few years ago, desktop magnet sculptures were a popular gift, especially around the holidays. Made up of dozens of tiny magnetic balls, they decorated the offices of numerous executives and hard-to-shop-for bosses. Sometimes marketed under the name Buckyballs, Zen Magnets, Magnicube, or Neoballs, the little metal balls are actually rare earth magnets. As such, they are extremely powerful—...
Lawyer Talks About Dangerous Magnets Being Allowed Back In Stores
March 23, 2017

Aviation Lawyer Discusses Pilots Removed From Flight For Being Drunk

The end of the year and the New Year’s holiday brought two disturbing stories of commercial airline pilots prevented from taking to the skies while intoxicated. In one case, flight crew members noticed the pilot of a Sunwing Airlines flight acting strangely and slumped over in his seat before the plane was scheduled to take off from a Calgary, Alberta airport in Canada. The flight had 99 ...
Aviation Lawyer Discusses Pilots Removed From Flight For Being Drunk
March 21, 2017

Lawyer Discusses Dentist Turned Foot Doctor Called “Incompetent” In Second Case

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and kills more Americans each year than respiratory disease, strokes, or Alzheimer’s disease. However, it is also a top cause of death in Canada, where it has been described as a “silent killer.” According to one report, medical errors claim the lives of between 30,000 and 60,000 Canadians annually. The problem has become...
Lawyer Discusses Dentist Turned Foot Doctor Called “Incompetent” In Second Case
March 20, 2017

NY Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses 2016 As The Year Of Unsolved Plane Crashes

As the New Year gets underway, it’s customary to reflect on the previous year. 2016 was a busy year with plenty of ups and downs. Unfortunately, it was also a bad year for aviation accidents. Specifically, there were numerous unsolved plane crashes, including Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was lost in 2014. New York City aviation accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter explains, “Aviation...
NY Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses 2016 As The Year Of Unsolved Plane Crashes
March 17, 2017

Aviation Defective Products Lawyer Discusses Airline’s Uniforms Causing Sickness

When it comes to airline safety, most people naturally think about pre-flight checks, pilot training, and technological advances. It’s probably safe to assume that few people think about the airline crew’s uniforms as a potential safety hazard. Yet that is exactly what seems to be happening, as reported in a recent USA Today story. According to numerous American Airlines employees, the co...
Aviation Defective Products Lawyer Discusses Airline’s Uniforms Causing Sickness
March 16, 2017

Aviation Lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter Discusses Medical Aircraft Crash

Sometimes called “life flights,” medical helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are instrumental in getting critically ill patients to hospitals faster than an ambulance on the ground. They also regularly transport organs across the country for doctors to use in life-saving organ transplants. In addition, they serve patients in rural areas, where access to medical facilities is often limited. ...
Aviation Lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter Discusses Medical Aircraft Crash
March 15, 2017

NYC Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses Brooklyn Escalator Accident

Most people use escalators without a second thought. The popular people movers are just about everywhere — in office buildings, shopping malls, and even some apartment buildings. Like any other type of machinery, however, escalators can cause serious injuries when they malfunction. Shortly before the 2016 holidays, shoppers in a Brooklyn mall were injured when an escalator allegedly start...
NYC Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses Brooklyn Escalator Accident
March 14, 2017

NYC Aviation Accident Lawyer Asks: Does LaGuardia Have An Ugly History?

Since 1939, LaGuardia Airport—which was known as the New York Municipal Airport when it first opened—has served as one of the busiest airports in the world. Along with JFK International and Newark Liberty International, it is part of the biggest airport system in the U.S. and the second-largest in the world with respect to passenger traffic. However, LaGuardia has seen its fair share of a...
NYC Aviation Accident Lawyer Asks: Does LaGuardia Have An Ugly History?
March 13, 2017

Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses 70,000 Birds Killed To Clear NYC Flight Paths

Bird strikes are a significant hazard for commercial aircraft. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there were about 11,000 bird strikes at 650 airports in 2013 alone. When birds fly into an airplane’s path, they can break windows, cause damage to the plane, and even disable the plane’s engines. This is exactly what happened on US Airways Flight 1549, which crash-landed...
Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses 70,000 Birds Killed To Clear NYC Flight Paths