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Chesco teen gets jail time in crash that killed 2

Chesco teen gets jail time in crash that killed 2
NORRISTOWN – As the grieving friends and relatives of two Pottstown High School girls faced him in court, a 19-year-old man learned he’s headed to jail for driving recklessly and causing the crash that killed the girls.
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Doc charged with murder ‘wasn’t sloppy’
A former surgeon accused of killing two people and stealing their identities was the “scariest kind of murderer” because he knew how to cover his tracks, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
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Update: Bond denied for man accused in Henrico slaying
A clearly distraught Antonio B. Farris asked for mental help this morning at his arraignment.
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Defense in Islamic charity case faults attorneys
Defense lawyers seeking a new trial for an official of an Islamic charity that was declared a terrorist organization asked a federal judge Tuesday to take the U.S. attorney’s office in Oregon off the case as he decides…
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Boyertown man jailed for driving drunk, causing on-vehicle crash

Boyertown man jailed for driving drunk, causing on-vehicle crash
COURTHOUSE — A Boyertown man is headed to jail after he admitted to driving drunk and causing a one-vehicle crash in Upper Hanover that seriously injured his female passenger.
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Testimony: Victim was given root beer instead of alcohol
BLOOMINGTON — Several people who watched Mitchell Robinson consume alcohol at a Sept. 26, 2009, party were worried that they might end up taking him to the hospital, but they didn’t believe he would die before the evening was over.
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Controller Allegedly Didn’t Warn Pilot Before Hudson River Crash and New York Personal Injury Lawyers Examine the Wreckage of Logic

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2009

In a tragedy that touched the citizens of two nations, a midair crash between a Liberty Tours helicopter and a plane above the Hudson River, killed 9 people including five tourists from Italy and three family members from Pennsylvania, one of them only 16-years old, to the dismay of New York accident lawyers.

The incident greatly attracted attention from both the media and people of New York, personal injury lawyers included. In published reports by the New York Post, it appears that the Teterboro air traffic controller on duty during the midair crash of the plane that hit a helicopter on August 8, was on a distracting cell phone call, talking to his girlfriend about a dead cat when the accident occurred. Not only that, his supervisor, against regulations, allegedly had left the tower.

The tragedy took place on the heavily traveled flight corridor over the Hudson River, where planes and helicopters frequently take tourists up to see the spectacular view of Manhattan.

“What makes this accident even more tragic is that it could have been prevented,” said David Perecman, a New York personal injury lawyer.

In an amateur video, the moment of impact was captured by a tourist, and likely to now be used as evidence for a New York personal injury lawyer.

In those less regulated skies over Manhattan, personal injury lawyers know that sightseers have died before. In another accident that made international headlines and the note pads of many New York personal injury lawyers, Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor were killed during a sightseeing flight over the East River in 2006. The plane they were in crashed into an Upper East Side apartment building.

“In New York, personal injury lawyers find it hard to believe, with any knowledge of the skies and the situations these pilots are flying into, that a controller would be less than100% alert,” added Perecman.

The Teterboro Airport controller and his supervisor, have both been suspended. FAA officials are not yet saying if they believe that the employee’s actions contributed to the accident, however, they have said that the conduct of those on duty was “unacceptable.” Air traffic controllers are expected to be alert at all times while on the clock.

No passengers survived in the crash, and all the bodies were recovered from the Hudson River.

Regardless of the danger and complaints about both noise and safety, federal officials do not appear willing to add restrictions to any flights in the area.

Over most of New York, accident lawyers know, planes are closely monitored by air traffic controllers. But when the weather is clear, in that area over the Hudson, pilots are allowed to fly without calling in to controllers and reporting their positions. Pilots are expected to look out for, and talk to, each other.

“Officials say the investigation is continuing. I’d hope anyone involved in a crash like this, or their loved ones, would do a thorough investigation and find a great New York personal injury lawyer. They’d have a worthwhile case,” said Perecman.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 25 years, the New York personal injury lawyers, construction accident, auto accident and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is the past Secretary of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman’s achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition”.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a million verdict* for a construction accident, a .35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.

*later settled while on appeal for .940 million

** later settled for .5 million

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Aviation Attorney Charles Brewer on US Air Crash 1549 Part I

Attorney Charles Brewer joins Speaking of Justice host Scott Drake for a special edition analysis of the US Air Hudson River crash earlier this of flight 1549. Charles Brewer is one of the nations leading aviation attorneys, is a 40 year pilot who is jet rated and his interview provides amazing insight into just what a job Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III did in ditching that jet in such a way that virtually ever passenger walked away. This review of the jet, the conditions the pilot was likely facing and the training he had highlights the issue of pilot training and preparation, an area that Charles Brewer, after decades of litigating hundreds of aviation cases is uniquely prepared to comment on.
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Product Liability Law Can Help You Receive Compensation after a Plane Crash

Product Liability Law Can Help You Receive Compensation after a Plane Crash

When you think about recovering money to pay for medical expenses and other expenses after a plane crash, you likely think that the pilot or airline will need to be the cause of the accident.  The truth, however, is that there are also laws governing parts and products installed on airplanes.  This is true for both commercial flights and smaller chartered planes.  If you have been injured in an aviation accident, an attorney can help determine the cause of the accident and can help you seek reimbursement for all present and future expenses.

While pilot error and air traffic control errors have been responsible for many accidents, part failure is another common cause of place crashes.  It is important to understand that aviation accidents are rare, but that there is certainly a cause to be found when one occurs.  If the crash that you were involved in stems from the direct failure of parts that cannot be attributed to the airline mechanics, your attorney will be able to help you and other passengers take action against the manufacturer.

When taking action against the maker of the plane’s parts, you will find that you can be entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses, emotional trauma and treatment, lost wages, and other damages.  The judge or jury in your case will be responsible for determining if the faulty part could have benefitted from an alternate design or if it was considered unreasonably dangerous.  They will also decide if the pilot will be held equally responsible for the accident.  In any case, your lawyer will know all of the right moves necessary to ensure that your damages are compensated and that you receive the treatment and assistance that you need to help you recover from the accident.

Aviation law is designed to help keep all passengers and crew safe while on the aircraft.  These laws are rigidly designed and offer protection for all victims of airline accidents.  When you contact a qualified and experienced aviation lawyer, you will learn how product liability laws can serve to help you receive the compensation that you need and deserve.  Faulty equipment can be dangerous or even deadly, and the law will certainly work to not only help you receive reimbursement for expenses and injuries, but to take legal and legislative action to help keep the same situation from occurring again in the future.

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Don?t Let an Airplane Crash Stop Your Life

Don?t Let an Airplane Crash Stop Your Life

Airplane crashes can be remarkably traumatizing for survivors.  Even a small scale crash can be enough to cause serious injury and severe emotional trauma.  If you have been the victim of a plane crash, it is crucial that you contact an attorney.  Whether you seek compensation for physical or emotional pain or are simply looking to protect future passengers, contacting a lawyer is always the first place to start after seeking medical care.

When you contact a lawyer, they will find a time after you have been deemed medically safe to talk in order to help you learn about your rights.  These lawyers have years of experience and training in their profession and understand the physical and emotional aftermath of a plane crash. This experience will help them to fight for your rights and to recover any compensation that is due to you.

By hiring an aviation attorney, you can be certain that you have someone on your side that will fight to determine the cause of the accident as well as how to best recoup any losses that the passengers incurred.  If a large number of passengers were injured or traumatized, a class action suit against the pilot, airline, mechanics, or other individuals and organizations may be filed.

Your attorney will also understand that your injuries may not be entirely physical.  These lawyers have seen the aftermath of plane crashes and understand the long term emotional and mental effects that they can have of victims and their families.  Your lawyer will fight to ensure that you are compensated for lost wages and emotional damages incurred because of the accident and that you are able to seek any treatment that you may need in order to help you deal with the aftermath of the crash.

A qualified aviation attorney will always be willing to do what it takes to ensure that you fully recover from your plane crash.  If you are seeking damages or simply looking to help bring to light the negligence, faulty mechanics, or other cause of your accident, your attorney will be willing to work with you to help you obtain the results you seek.  Contacting a lawyer right away is the best way to preserve your rights and to prevent the airline from convincing you to give up the right to future compensation.  When you are involved in an airplane crash, calling a qualified aviation lawyer is always your best decision.

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Can Airplane Crash Survivors Receive Money

Can Airplane Crash Survivors Receive Money

If you have survived an airplane crash you may be wondering if you can collect money for the medical expenses that you no doubt now have, as well as the trauma of being in such a horrific situation. This is a very common personal injury case when a crash happens and in many cases you can collect money for the suffering that you have gone through. However, you should consult with a lawyer to find out if you have a case, and if so how much you might be able to receive. A personal injury lawyer is your first step after recovering from your health issues.

The reason that a lawyer is so important in aviation cases is that law regarding airplane crashes may cover many complex issues, including geographic location. International airline aviation law can be extremely difficult to understand and a lawyer is your best advocate when trying to determine liability for an airplane crash, particularly if the crash happened in a different country, or in the ocean rather than on land.

One aspect of this is called the Warsaw convention, which is an international treaty that controls the rights of those that travel internationally to file against airlines for injuries that are sustained while on the airplane. The Warsaw Convention was put in place more than seventy years ago and was to protect airlines from excessive damage liability. A lawyer will be able to tell you if your case falls under the Warsaw Convention and if there is a possibility for a case. Ask your lawyer to look into your airline crash to determine the legalities.

A lawyer can also help to determine who might be responsible for the crash. Many people automatically assume that the airline is the party responsible for the crash, but in fact, an airplane is made up of many different parts and the manufacturer of the airframe, the engine, or particular parts of the plane such as the seats or seat belts may be responsible. Ask your aviation lawyer who is liable for your airplane crash and be aware that it may be more than one party – another example of why aviation litigation is so complex.

Even if you weren’t on the airplane yourself but have loved ones that died as a result of an airline crash you may be entitled to compensation for loss of that person, the income that they may have made during their or your lifetime and other types of compensation. A personal injury lawyer that is an expert in aviation law is vital to understand the complex issues that exist with both personal injury lawsuits and aviation laws. Emery Ledger is a personal injury lawyer that has a lot of experience in aviation cases and more than a decade of experience working for you.

Karen Thompson has an outstanding 10 year service as a state lawyer in California. She helps a lot of people who needs legal assistance particulary those who can’t afford to hire an attorney. She finds her happiness helping others and in sharing to people what she knows through writing articles.

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