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April 2013 Archives

NTSB identifies problem of distracted flying: part two

In our last post we discussed a tragic helicopter accident in 2011 and the recent ruling in the case by the National Transportation Safety Board. The board unanimously found that the helicopter pilot was distracted during the pre-flight safety check, failing to notice that the fuel tank was low.

NTSB identifies problem of distracted flying: part one

As personal injury attorneys, we're all too familiar with the dangers of distracted driving behaviors like talking on cell phones and text messaging. Now those dangers have taken to the air, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The board has ruled that texting may have played a role in a fatal 2011 helicopter crash.

More than 3 million cars recalled due to air bags

A massive auto recall has six automakers pulling cars off the roads because of an air bag defect. Toyota, Honda and Nissan are among the companies recalling more 3.4 million vehicles. Apparently the potentially dangerous defect can send shrapnel flying into the vehicle.

SEMS II rules announced to improve oil rig safety

Long shifts, heavy machinery and combustible chemicals all contribute to making the offshore oil and gas industry one of the most dangerous for workers. The Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill provided a vivid example to oil rig workers, the oil and gas industry, and the federal government of some of these dangers, prompting a renewed interest in offshore drilling safety.

Who's responsible for "mudding" injuries?

"Mudding" refers to off-road driving through muddy fields, creeks, meadows or other areas. This extreme driving sport can get messy as it typically involves spinning wheels, flinging mud and tearing up vegetation. But when it involves injury or property damage, who is responsible?

Louisiana has nation's highest car insurance rates

In the past we've covered several issues surrounding auto insurance, including common kinds of accidents that may not be covered by all insurance policies. We've also discussed the importance of working with your insurance agent after a motor vehicle accident and preserving evidence to make sure you get everything you can from your claim.

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