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Airport Ground Crew Injuries on the AOA

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Airline personnel are at risk for injury due to accidents on the Air Operations Area (“AOA”) at busy international airports. Nighttime flights, runway noise, and slippery winter conditions increase the risk of on-the-job accidents.  Because ground personnel are wearing hearing protection, they may not be aware of a luggage tug, fuel truck, or other small

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Airport Ground Crew are Vulnerable on the Air Operations Area (AOA)

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Airline ground crew and airport personnel are vulnerable on the air operations area (“AOA”) because of the numerous vehicles that are maneuvering — sometimes in very tight spaces. In addition, most of these workers are wearing ear protection which limits their ability to hear danger coming from behind.  With jet engines running, it is sometimes

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Red Light, Green Light is no Game on the Airport Operations Area

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At most international airports, including the three major airports in the Washington DC Metro area — Baltimore Washington International Airport (“BWI”), Dulles International Airport (“IAD”), and Reagan National Airport (“WAS”) —  there is a ticketing and points system for drivers on the “airport operations area” (AOA) just like on the roads and interstate highways. However,

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Mediating Airport Injury Cases: Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission Gets Four New Mediators

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The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWCC) recently announced that the Virginia Supreme Court has certified four new mediators for WCC in 2014.  The newly minted mediators will offer an expeditious and efficient alternative to litigation for the resolution of workers’ compensation disputes. The VWCC provides Mediators FREE OF CHARGE.  Furthermore, even if the on the

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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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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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Unsurvivable crashes at airports

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After landing at Santa Monica Airport late last month, a Cessna Citation 525A jet skidded into a hangar, killing all of the passengers on the plane, and causing an enormous explosion. First responders arrived within three minutes, but the fire spread to two other hangars and was already out of control when help arrived.  The

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Disaster Preparedness at Dulles Airport

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Lately the news has been full of reports of near-misses and minor collisions between airplanes at our nation’s airports.  Most recently, two taxiing planes clipped each other’s wings at Newark airport in New Jersey. That is why Herndon airport injury lawyer Doug Landau was encouraged to read about this summer’s safety drill conducted at Washington

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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommends Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibit use of electronics by airline crew

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After a pilot’s texting was found to contribute to a fatal helicopter crash in 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it prohibit crew members aboard commuter and on-demand service flights from using portable electronic devices for non-operational uses while the aircraft are operating.  The

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