Turbulence-Related Injuries: What Are Your Legal Rights?

It all started with that unsettling feeling in the pit of your stomach when a flight attendant asked passengers to return to their seats because rough conditions were ahead. Or, perhaps there was no announcement, but instead what felt like a sudden sharp drop in altitude, followed by a prolonged bumpy ride. As you tightened…

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Aircraft Accidents Due To Human Error

Unless you suffer from a general fear of flying, when you board an airplane, you probably aren’t thinking about possible causes of a plane crash. That’s a good thing, and not only because it is not constructive to worry. It’s also good to keep in mind that flying is a safe mode of transportation. Even…

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Hawaii Helicopter Crash Statistics 2017

Taking a sightseeing tour aboard a helicopter might seem like an essentially harmless adventure, not to mention a thrilling one, especially in a place as ruggedly wild and beautiful as Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands aren’t the only place where tourists can board a helicopter for a sightseeing trip, of course. Helicopter tour companies are ubiquitous…

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Can Turbulence Cause a Plane to Crash?

When you experience turbulence on an airplane, your mind quickly wanders. What’s going on, and how long will it last? Will it get worse? Am I safe? Can turbulence cause a plane to crash? Whatever questions we may have, we can agree on one thing: turbulence puts our nerves on edge. If you have ever…

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What Is The Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations?

Sadly, thousands of people across the country die each year because of the misconduct or negligence of others. These tragedies can be the result of a variety of circumstances, including a car or plane accident, faulty or dangerous products, exposure to hazardous materials or conditions while at work, criminal activity or medical malpractice. The surviving…

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Are Helicopters Safer Than Airplanes?

If you’ve ever taken (or considered taking) a helicopter ride, you might be wondering: Are helicopters safer than airplanes? How safe are helicopters, in general? Helicopter vs. airplane safety statistics published by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) paint a complicated picture, especially since helicopters and airplanes are often operated for different reasons and under…

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Passenger Bill of Rights: What You Need to Know About Passenger Air Protections

In recent weeks, certain unfortunate and disturbing incidents on major airline flights have made international news, leading many people to wonder about passengers’ rights on domestic and international flights. Is there such a thing as an airline passenger bill of rights? Perhaps the most infamous recent incident involved a man who was involuntarily “bumped” and…

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