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September 18, 2017

What To Do If You’re Assaulted By An Airport Worker

People around the world were stunned when a video of airport police officers dragging a bloodied and unconscious passenger off a United Airlines plane made headlines. The ensuing public relations fallout was so intense that United announced it would drop its famous “fly the friendly skies” slogan and rebrand. Several more high-profile incidents have followed, causing people to question just...
What To Do If You’re Assaulted By An Airport Worker
September 13, 2017

Uber Knowingly Leased Cars With A Fire Risk

According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and NPR, popular ridesharing service Uber leased vehicles to customers even though it knew the vehicles contained a defect that could lead to an electrical fire. Reports state that Uber purchased over 1,000 Honda models in April 2016 — all of which were defective. Despite knowing about the potential for a serious or deadly fire, Uber reporte...
Uber Knowingly Leased Cars With A Fire Risk
September 11, 2017

More Turbulence Causes Serious Injuries

Frequent flyers know that turbulence is considered normal and ultimately not dangerous for a commercial airplane. However, severe turbulence is much more than a nuisance that disrupts passengers’ sleep or causes them to spill their in-flight orange juice. In recent years, serious injuries caused by turbulence have appeared in news headlines in the U.S. and around the world — and aviation ex...
More Turbulence Causes Serious Injuries
September 07, 2017

Are “Pilotless Planes” A Safety Risk?

Over the past few years, “driverless” cars have captured people’s imaginations. The idea of an autonomous vehicle that effortlessly — and safely — gets you wherever you need to go without the need to lift a finger appeals to a lot of people who spend their days fighting traffic and dodging distracted or dangerous drivers. Several automakers and even tech companies have developed autonomous ...
Are “Pilotless Planes” A Safety Risk?
September 05, 2017

How Laser Pointers Are Putting Airplanes In Danger

Commercial airline pilots have extremely stressful jobs that require them to be alert and to think quickly in the event of unexpected emergencies. The last thing they need to worry about is being blinded while they’re trying to fly or land an airplane carrying hundreds of passengers. Unfortunately, a spate of recent incidents involving laser pointers highlights how people on the ground ca...
How Laser Pointers Are Putting Airplanes In Danger
June 29, 2017

iPhone’s Distracted Driving Mode

According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving injured 391,000 people and killed 3,500 in 2015 alone. Distracted driving has become a serious epidemic on the roads — and it’s mostly due to the rise in smartphone ownership. Overall smartphone ownership has reached 77 percent in the U.S., and about 92 percent of drivers between the ages of 18 and...
iPhone’s Distracted Driving Mode
June 28, 2017

Accident Lawyer Discusses Government Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control

Should the country’s air traffic control towers be controlled by the private sector? That’s the question buzzing around Washington lately, after the current administration introduced plans to convert the nation’s government-run air traffic control system to a private system. In essence, the plan would cease FAA oversight over the tracking and guiding of airplanes and put it in the hands o...
Accident Lawyer Discusses Government Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control
June 27, 2017

NY Airline Accident Lawyer On Remembering The Worst Accident In Aviation History

Remembering the past is important for many reasons, including preventing horrific events from occurring again. The year 2017 marks 40 years since the deadliest accident in all of aviation history. It occurred on March 27,1977 on the tiny island of Tenerife, part of the Spanish-controlled Canary Islands located off the coast of West Africa. How Did the Tenerife Accident Happen? The Tener...
NY Airline Accident Lawyer On Remembering The Worst Accident In Aviation History
June 26, 2017

Airline Accident Lawyer Discusses Pilot Landing At Wrong Airport

It’s a mix-up that could have had deadly consequences. Media reports state that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released a report about a serious pilot error that took place in July 2016. Instead of landing at Rapid City Regional Airport in South Dakota, the plane landed six miles away at Ellsworth Air Force Base. The report says that two pilots flying a Delta A...
Airline Accident Lawyer Discusses Pilot Landing At Wrong Airport
May 25, 2017

Train Accident Lawyer Discusses Upcoming NTSB Valhalla Train Crash Report

As reported by CBS New York, the National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) is set to release the results of its investigation of a deadly train accident that took place two years ago in Valhalla, New York. The crash, which occurred on February 3, 2015 in the evening hours, involved a commuter train on Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line. The train struck a vehicle, killing the car’s dri...
Train Accident Lawyer Discusses Upcoming NTSB Valhalla Train Crash Report