Author Archives: Doug Landau

When Hit by a Motor Vehicle on the Runway, Does an Airport Worker’s Car, Motorcycle or Truck Insurance Provide Benefits ?

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“What the car, truck or motorcycle insurance companies give you, in big print at the beginning of the policy, they often take away in the small print !” advises Loudoun and Fairfax County airport injury lawyer Doug Landau. Lawyer Landau notes that there are two key issues to look for in your motor vehicle insurance

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Crowded Airport Operations Areas a Recipe for Airline Employee Injury

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With the increased air traffic at, and around, the three DC Metro international airports, attention must be paid to the vehicular traffic on the “Airport Operation Area” (“AOA”) at Dulles, Reagan National and Baltimore Washington International Airports. Since the tragic events of 9/11, there has been a marked increase in security for the “sterile areas”

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Dulles Airport and Reagan Airport Traffic Increasing in the Air, on the Runways AND at the Terminals !

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The infrastructure investments at Dulles (“IAD”) and Reagan National (“DCA”) have helped the growth of both Northern Virginia International Airports. Dulles has experienced a steady increase in its international air service every year since 2003. For example, the airport reported in early 2013 that Dulles had become the second largest gateway in the world to

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Better safety for Airport Ground Crews ? (part 2)

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The Safegate Aircraft Docking Guidance System is being implemented at Los Angeles International Airport to increase runway safety and efficiency. SAFEDOCK is a fully automatic system based on a laser scanning technique that tracks jets taxiing into the terminal. This new system uses a laser to identify and guide aircraft types to an accurate stop position.

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Better safety for Airport Ground Crews ? (part 1)

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Ever watch the airport runway workers with the orange wands signaling to a huge jet so that it can get in to a gate ? Airline pilots at Los Angeles International Airport (“LAX”) have parked jets in exactly the same way for decades. The airport marshals with the orange glow sticks could be seen in

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Running on the Runway – Legally !

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After having seen movies where there’s an exciting chase scene on an airport runway, it was a thrill for Herndon lawyer Doug Landau to actually get to be in a chase scene of his own.  In this case, lawyer Landau was chasing other runners in the Manassas Runway race ! In his own version of

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How Late is Too Late for an Airport Injury Case ?

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While the different states have time limits for bringing a personal injury case, and the Federal Government has time limits for cases brought in Federal Courts, once a case is filed within the applicable time period, it may take years before it goes to trial.  Filing the lawsuit “stops the clock” of the legal time

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United Airlines Merger with Continental Keeps PetSafe Program – Dangerous Dog Breeds Present Unnecessary Risk of Harm to Airport Workers

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United Airlines confirmed its adoption of the Continental Airlines Pet Safe program as the merger of the two carriers became official last month. The Pet Safe program, which had been in place for several years, bans nine dog breeds on planes, including the American Pit Bull and Corso. Both of those breeds have caused permanent

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Airport Injury Lawyer meets Flight Injury Lawyer in New York City

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Ever one to go and visit the best lawyers at their offices all over the United States, Doug Landau recently made the acquaintance of Abram Bohrer, a New York City attorney with a specialty of helping those injured during domestic and international flights.  Bohrer, the “Flight Injury Lawyer,” has successfully represented passengers injured here in

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