Author Archives: Doug Landau

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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Settling Your Injury Case With the Airlines: “It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over”

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You would think that after the Airlines Insurance Defense Lawyer and Adjuster shake your hand, the injured pilot’s hand and the Workers Compensation Judge’s hand that the settlement of the case was a “done deal.”  Especially where the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission (“VWC”) provides Mediators at the Richmond Headquarters to assist the parties in reaching

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“Compensable Consequences” Of An On The Job Accident Are Not Always Covered (part 2 of 2)

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Not every condition that flows from a workplace accident is considered “compensable” under Virginia law, even if your doctor, nurse, surgeon and physical therapist all agree that it is causally related ! “Sometimes there are complications after surgery or during occupational therapy, and the original airport injury is made worse or harder to treat,” points

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“Compensable Consequences” Of An On The Job Accident Are Not Always Covered (part 1 of 2)

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Pilots, Flight Attendants, Ground Crew and Airport Personnel who are injured on the job may have complications after the original injury.  If the original accidental injury are covered under an Award of the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission, then the complication may also be covered under what is known as the doctrine of “Compensable Consequences.”  In

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Alaska Airlines: Profitability and Safety Can Go Hand In Hand

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Alaska Airlines lands in some of the most extreme weather conditions and and challenging commercial airport runways in the world.  Despite the unforgiving climate and topography of some cities it serves, the airline operates with the best on-time performance in the industry for the third year in a row.  87% of Alaska Airlines flights land

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At the Airport who goes first ?

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When we were kids, there were always arguments about who got to “go first.”  But at the airport, this question takes on great importance.  With large jets, small luggage tugs, turbo props and fuel trucks all using the same surface area, air travelers wonder how chaos is avoided when there are no “aircraft traffic cops”

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Special Accident Inspection Rules for the Airport Operations Area

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When I am injured at the airport deplaning, or collecting my luggage, why can’t the local police investigate my airport accident case ?  Passenger and airline employee injuries that occur at Dulles and National Airports’ “Airports Operation Area” (or “AOA”) are investigated by the Airport Police. The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (“MWAA”) has its own

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Dulles International, Reagan National Airports Closed Due to Storm; Law Shop Open

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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority reports that all major airlines that serve the Washington D.C. region’s two major airports have canceled flights until further notice due to Hurricane Sandy. The airports themselves technically remain open. But the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (“MWAA”) is urging passengers not to travel to the airports until flights resume.  Even

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Outside the Office – Protecting What’s Inside the Head

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Just as airport workers would not think of going out on the busy Airport Operations Area (“AOA”) without their colorful vests and ear protection, so too should all cyclists and skateboarders wear their head protection. To that end, Doug Landau of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU set a goal of giving out 365 helmets

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