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October 28, 2016

FAA Wants Pilots to Get Mental Health Checks

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced it is undertaking efforts to urge pilots to seek help for mental health issues. The announcement came about one year after the tragic Germanwings plane crash that claimed 150 lives. Investigators believe the pilot in that crash intentionally downed the plane while experiencing a mental health crisis. If you have been injured in ...
FAA Wants Pilots to Get Mental Health Checks
October 17, 2016

Why Does the U.S. Have an Airline Pilot Shortage?

To complicate matters, the pilot shortage is poised to get worse, not better The problem has been on the horizon for several years, but it received additional attention in 2009, when a regional airline flight crashed into a private home outside Buffalo, killing 50 people. When investigators discovered that the pilot’s inexperience caused the crash, lawmakers increased the required number ...
Why Does the U.S. Have an Airline Pilot Shortage?
October 17, 2016

Road Trash Responsible For 200,000 Crashes

Drive down any highway, and you’re likely to see some form of road debris, whether it’s a piece of tire tread or the remains of a fast food meal. On some occasions, you may even encounter a large and potentially deadly hazard, such as a piece of furniture or a load of equipment or building materials that has fallen from the back of a semi trailer. Although most local police and state high...
Road Trash Responsible For 200,000 Crashes
September 16, 2016

Update: Takata Airbag Recall - Mass Disaster Attorney Offers Insight

If you drive in the U.S. today, you can’t afford to get behind the wheel of any vehicle without knowing about the Takata airbag recall. By far the largest auto recall in American history, the recall encompasses 40 million vehicles in the U.S. and more than 100 million worldwide. In the United States, it spans 14 automakers and includes both domestic and foreign cars and trucks. The recall a...
Update: Takata Airbag Recall - Mass Disaster Attorney Offers Insight
September 08, 2016

California Enacts New Safety Rules For Charter Buses

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or just an occasional air passenger, you are probably familiar with the safety announcements that take place prior to any flight. In most cases, flight attendants stand at various places in the cabin and give passengers a comprehensive safety briefing about what to do in a variety of emergency situations. This information may seem routine, but it can save you...
California Enacts New Safety Rules For Charter Buses
September 08, 2016

What Causes Aviation Accidents?

Aviation disasters are fortunately rare, but they are horrifying and often fatal when they do happen. They also make headlines around the world, which can cause even frequent flyers to think twice about taking to the skies. To put air accidents in perspective, there were 21 airline crashes in 2014 out of  33.4 million flights. A big part of understanding the risks of flying is understandi...
What Causes Aviation Accidents?
July 21, 2016

Air Turbulence Can Cause Serious Injuries

When most people think about aviation injuries and fatalities, they think of airline crashes. Admittedly, catastrophic crashes usually get the most media coverage. Fortunately, disastrous aviation crashes are relatively rare. On the whole, air travel is indeed the safest way to get from one place to another. Just because a plane doesn’t crash, however, doesn’t mean passengers can’t get seri...
Air Turbulence Can Cause Serious Injuries
June 29, 2016

Does NY Law Put Caps on Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases?

In some states, legislation limits the amount of money a plaintiff can receive in a medical malpractice case. This is often a shock to people who have been injured in a hospital or at the hands of a physician or other medical professional. When you consider that hospital errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States – causing 251,000 deaths and thousands more injuri...
Does NY Law Put Caps on Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases?
June 23, 2016

New York Aviation Attorney Weighs in on Debate Over Airline Security Issues

New York - As the public continues to witness the ongoing debate between airlines and transportation safety advocates over aviation security concerns, New York aviation attorney Jonathan C. Reiter has released a publication discussing the responsibility of airlines to ensure that proper safety measures are in place for flyers. According to recent news reports, well known U.S. airlines are a...
New York Aviation Attorney Weighs in on Debate Over Airline Security Issues
June 23, 2016

FAA Report Reveals Shocking Aviation Safety Findings

New York - Following the media’s release of reports on the latest developments in the case of a JetBlue pilot accused of flying while under the influence of alcohol, New York aviation lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter has issued new commentary about aviation safety. In the publication “JetBlue Pilot Accused of Flying While Under the Influence Facing Federal Charges” the attorney highlights shocking...
FAA Report Reveals Shocking Aviation Safety Findings