Jonathan C. Reiter

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September 22, 2017

Are Air Ambulances Safe?

Whether they’re called life flights, air ambulances, or medevacs, air ambulances perform a vital service. They get people who have been seriously injured away from the scene of an accident and to the hospital much faster than a typical ambulance that must contend with traffic and conventional roads. Air ambulances, which are typically helicopters, are also capable of flying injury victims t...
Are Air Ambulances Safe?
September 21, 2017

Tourist Death From Jet Engine Blast

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you should have to worry about is being involved in a life-or-death situation. Yet for one woman visiting the Caribbean, an island getaway turned tragic. News reports state that the woman was a 57-year-old mother visiting St. Maarten from New Zealand when she was killed at Princess Juliana International Airport. According to media reports, the mothe...
Tourist Death From Jet Engine Blast
September 19, 2017

Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses Air Canada Near Miss

It’s an airline passenger’s worst nightmare: a major airline disaster. According to media reports, an Air Canada jetliner missed crashing into four fully loaded passenger jets, coming within less than 100 feet before abruptly pulling up and completing what is known as a go-around. Go-arounds are common and occur when an airplane must circle the airport prior to landing, either because the...
Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses Air Canada Near Miss
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