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One Bag Wins, Three Bags Loses

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When luggage handlers and other airport workers hurt their backs, dislocate their shoulders, or injure their cervical spine while loading and unloading heavy bags, their injuries may not always be covered by Virginia Law. Where there is a cumulative injury, your claim can be denied by the Worker’s Compensation Insurance Company if it does not

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No Bumpers = Big Injuries (Airport Metal Motor Vehicle Mayhem)

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Airport trucks with no bumpers can result in big injuries. You may have noticed that many motorized vehicles zipping around the runways do not have bumpers like passenger cars. These luggage tugs, service vehicles, maintenance crew Cushman and other electrically powered devices are vital to efficient movement of jets on the Air Operations Area (“AOA”).

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Crush and Amputation Injuries at the Airport Runways

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Having won and settled cases involving airport construction, vehicle, and luggage tug crush injuries, Doug Landau is alerted of similar incidents across the country. Airport construction is far more complicated than construction on public roads. In addition to regular four-wheeled vehicles, such as trucks and vans, airports also utilize vehicles not designed for roads. These

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Representing Families of 9/11 Flight Crew and Passengers

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Representing Families of 9/11 Flight Crew and Passengers Doug Landau is particularly sensitive to reminders of the fateful day that is 9/11. Landau has successfully represented the families of the pilot, senior flight attendant, and passengers who lost love ones on 9/11 when terrorists crashed their jet into the Pentagon. “It is probably the most

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Hurt on an International Flight? Accident on a Plane? (Part 1 of 2)

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There’s a treaty for injured international air travelers. Injuries and accidents during an international flight occur, despite the airlines best efforts regarding safety and first aid training. When a passenger on a flight is injured, their right to compensation will probably be governed by an international treaty. The treaty between countries that international airline injuries

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Dulles International Airport Sees Increase in Passengers

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After a multiyear slide in passengers, Dulles International Airport (IAD) bounced back with a gradual increase in passengers year after year. According to a recent Washington Post article, for the first time since 2014, more travelers flew through Dulles than Reagan National Airport (DCA) last year. In 2018, 24.1 million passengers came through Dulles—a 5.1

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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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