Jonathan C. Reiter

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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
March 10, 2017

NYC Auto Accident Lawyer Discusses AAA Drowsy Driving Study

If you’re like most people, you could probably use a little more sleep. What you may not realize is that going without the sleep you need can dramatically increase your risk of being involved in a serious auto accident. According to a recent study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, sleep deprivation is on the rise — and it’s a serious risk on the road. Key Takeaways from...
NYC Auto Accident Lawyer Discusses AAA Drowsy Driving Study
March 09, 2017

Manhattan Auto Accident Lawyer Discusses Drugged Driving And The Elderly

Most people are well aware that drinking and driving is dangerous and irresponsible. The reality is that any substance that impairs your thinking, concentration, or reaction time behind the wheel is potentially hazardous. This means that drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter, can be just as deadly as drinking alcohol before hitting the road. Although “drugged driving” is dangero...
Manhattan Auto Accident Lawyer Discusses Drugged Driving And The Elderly
March 07, 2017

Defective Products Lawyer Discusses FDA Takes Action On Exploding E-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes — or e-cigarettes — have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young people. According to a surgeon general’s report, e-cigarette use among U.S. high school students increased by a staggering 900 percent between 2011 and 2015. As reported by NBC News, these high tech alternatives to traditional cigarettes are often marketed as a “safer” way to...
Defective Products Lawyer Discusses FDA Takes Action On Exploding E-cigarettes
December 19, 2016

PetSmart Agrees To $4.25 Million Penalty In Defective Fish Bowl Case

Most people don’t think of fish bowls when they imagine a dangerous product. However, a recent penalty assessed against pet product retailer PetSmart demonstrates why it’s important for all manufacturers and retailers to follow the law when it comes to keeping dangerous products off their shelves. According to a press release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), PetSmart ha...
PetSmart Agrees To $4.25 Million Penalty In Defective Fish Bowl Case
December 15, 2016

New York Police Brutality - Woman Injured In Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

One of the founding principles of our democracy is the freedom to assemble. When citizens don’t agree with proposed actions of the government, they have a Constitutional right to protest peaceably. As you might expect, the definition of “peaceably” has often been the subject of intense debate. Throughout American history, many groups have engaged in protests and even acts of civil disobed...
New York Police Brutality - Woman Injured In Dakota Access Pipeline Protest