Category Archives: Airport Runway, Tarmac and AOA incidents

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No Bumpers, No Airbags for Vehicles on Airport Runways

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Unlike cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles we see on the highways, many of the vehicles on or around the runways of our major international airports do not have the safety features we take for granted. For example, the small, metal Cushman industrial carts that maintenance workers use around Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Reagan

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If I am “On the Job” as a Member of the Airline Crew, Can I Bring a Lawsuit if I am Injured at the Airport?

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“Not if you are struck by a co-worker operating a luggage tug or tripped by another member of the flight crew. The Virginia Workers Compensation Act does not allow lawsuits between co-workers for accidental injuries,” notes experienced comp attorney Doug Landau of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. “However, if the person causing the

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“New Claim Administrator” – Does this mean that my airport injury case is over?

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Several clients received “NOTIFICATIONS” from the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission this month indicating that their claims with Continental Airlines and United Airlines had a “New Claim Administrator.” Did this mean that the insurance company was out of business? Was the airline going to renegotiate on their compensation awards?  Did a change in the Claim Administrator

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Virginia Victim in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

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Five people were killed and six more were injured in the shooting Friday at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. There is a surveillance video that shows the moment the shooter took his weapon out and started firing at people’s heads in the baggage collection area of Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (“FLL”). The gunman captured on the

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Dulles Airport Air Traveler Volume Busier Than You Think

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How many people travel through Washington Dulles International Airport (“IAD”) each year? One million? Ten Million? Try 21,650,546 in 2015, and that’s not the highest year on record for the Loudoun County facility. According to the Air Traffic Statistics Report, 14,463,112 are domestic passengers and 7,187,434 from international flights. Dulles Airport is one of the

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