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Mark Bello

NTSB Report Reveals that Fatigue was a Leading Cause of Deadly Tugboat Crash

More than a year after the tugboat Specialist sank in the Hudson River, a scathing report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded. On March 12, 2014, the tugboat was on a return trip from Albany, escorting a […]

Mark Bello

An NTSB Report Says Lack of Safety Protocol Led to Bus Crash

A class-action lawsuit seeks financial damages for the families of five people killed and those injured last November between a school bus and commuter bus. According to reports, the school bus driver slammed into the back of a Ford Mustang, […]

Randy Appleton

Norfolk School Bus Driver Crashes and Injures Students

Norfolk, Virginia police stated on May 1 that a school bus driver was charged in connection with a serious school bus accident that left several students with injuries. News reports over the weekend in Norfolk stated that the bus driver […]

Mark Bello

NTSB Reports Stats Pilot Inexperience and Company Culture Led to Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators recently concluded that pilot error, an air company’s culture, and the lack of a formal safety program were to blame for a fatal sightseeing float plane crash near Ketchikan, Alaska in June 2015. […]

Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

Joe Crumley

United Airlines Fiasco – Wrong on All Counts

There’s a right way and a wrong way to handle overbooked flight.  United screwed up in almost every way imaginable. First, overbooking.  Overbooking is the practice of selling more seats than you have on the airplane.  What!? That sounds crazy to […]

Mark Bello

Family Names 14 Defendants in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a Texas University student who died at an off-campus Halloween party on October 28 has named 14 defendants in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit. The party was sponsored by four fraternities associated with Texas State, according […]

Mark Bello

Time to Replace Outdated Fuel Tanks in Civilian Helicopters

This week marks one year since a Bell 206L sightseeing helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Sevier County, killing all five people on board. Four of the victims were alive after impact, suggesting that the crash was survivable, if […]

Laurence Banville

Another Train Derails In New York City Causing Injuries

There seems to have been a recent increase in the number of train accidents in New York, a type of accident which can not only cause serious harm to the passengers on board but is also totally preventable. The Latest […]

Rick Shapiro

Push in Raleigh Highlights North Carolina Plan to Eliminate Railroad Grade Crossings

Every location where a set of railroad tracks crosses a road is the potential site of a crash with a car, truck, bicycle or pedestrian — usually a deadly or permanently disabling crash. My Carolina personal injury and wrongful death […]