Category Archives: Air travel rules and regulations

Airport Safety Violations can Kill Even a “No Fault” Claim

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While workers’ compensation is considered a “no-fault” system, there are instances where the culpability of the injured worker is examined. In airport injury cases, normally the negligence of the injured worker is often not an issue. Intentionally inflicted injuries are a topic for another day.  A flight attendant or ground crew member can be clumsy

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Extra Wide Seats on Airplanes?

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In addition to “extra leg room,” should airlines offer “extra hip room ?” In this era of maximizing the number of passengers that can safely fit into commercial aircraft and charging for food, bags, pets, bikes, and headsets, Herndon Airline injury lawyer Doug Landau wonders if “extra wide in the sky” will become another “a

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Are Dulles Airport Runways Safe?

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According to an article in the Washington Post, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) paid a $2 million wrongful death settlement to the parents of 25 year old Southwest Airlines ramp agent Jared Dodson who was killed when the baggage tug he was steering was struck by a mobile lounge on the runway at Dulles

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Aviation Delay – Pain, Emotional Harm and Mental Suffering Not Included in Damages Recoverable

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Delays and cancellations of international flights have stranded and antagonized travelers flying out of Dulles, Reagan National, and Baltimore Washington Airports.  At Abrams Landau, Ltd., we help people with permanent injuries due to the negligence of airlines, their employees, and airport personnel. We have recovered money damages for physical injuries, lost earnings, and mental anguish

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Challenges of Travel for the Developmentally Disabled

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A recent situation at the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) airport highlights the problems faced by developmentally disabled individuals and their families when seeking accommodations for air travel. A 53 year old, developmentally disabled woman who cannot read, write, or use a phone was left to wander around the terminal after landing at BWI while the

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Airline Flight Attendant Sent for Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) to Determine Ability to do Other Work after In-Flight Injury

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When an airline worker is injured on the job and receives comp benefits, their employer (or workers comp insurance carrier) can request that they see a doctor not of their choosing, and not for treatment. Under the Virginia workers compensation law, the comp insurer can have the disabled employee seen by a physician, once per

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Airline Settles Lawsuit Over Access for Disabled Client

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In 2012, a partially paralyzed airline passenger was forced to crawl on and off his flights when traveling on Delta Air Lines between his home in Hawaii and Nantucket, Massachusetts. The rights of disabled passengers are protected by the Airline Carrier Access Act (ACAA).  The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Hawaii earlier this

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Rights of Disabled Airline Passengers

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Disabled airline passengers are protected by the provisions of the Airline Carrier Access Act (ACAA).  Enacted in 1986, the ACAA “provides that no airline carrier may discriminate against any otherwise qualified individual with a disability, by reason of such disability, in the provision of air transportation”.  (Source: U.S. Department of Transportation implementing regulations, 14 CFR

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