Archive for the ‘Aviation Disasters’ Category

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US Airways Plane Crashes Into Hudson River In New York City

January 15, 2009

Ironically, I posted an article on this blog earlier today that for the past two years, the United States has not had an airplane accident death in a commercial airplane.

A few hours later, I receive a call on my cell from my frantic wife telling me that a US Airways airplane crashed into the Hudson River in New York City. It is unknown at this time whether there are any deaths from this accident.

The airplane just took off from a New York City airport, likely Laguardia, headed for Charlotte, North Carolina.

Please stay tuned to this blog for periodic updates.

Finally, please keep all of the individuals involved in this horrific plane crash in your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully, my earlier article post to this blog stays true where we have no deaths resulting from this tragedy.

Attorney Scott Edgett is a civil trial attorney with the Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Edgett is licensed to practice law in Texas and Florida. Over the last decade, Mr. Edgett has emphasized on providing superior client representation in a professional and ethical manner, while experiencing high job satisfaction and trying to make the world a safer place for all. Mr. Edgett has been representing families and consumers whose lives have been devastated by reckless drivers, dangerous products and other negligent tortfeasors. When a tragedy occurs because of the irresponsible behavior of a tortfeasor, an insurance company, or a corporation, Mr. Edgett and the firm of Humphreys & Peterson are advocates for the people and will help pursue justice for all. To speak directly to Attorney Scott Edgett, please feel free him at (866) 259-0661, via email at Scott@TexasJusticeForAll.com, or visit our website at http://www.TexasJusticeForAll.com.

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Longest Stretch Of No Commercial Airline Accident Deaths in 2007 & 2008

January 15, 2009

According to the USA Today, no passengers died in accidents in 2007 and 2008, a period in which commercial airliners carried 1.5 billion passengers on scheduled airline flights. Also during this time, only one major accident occurred, which was last month’s crash of a Continental Airlines jet in Denver that injured 38 passengers, but luckily no passengers perished.

Going without a crash fatality for a full year has been rare. Only four years since 1958 have passed without a passenger fatality. That makes the two year priod even more impressive.

While this 2 year time stretch doesn’t mean risk is now non-existent. It certainly means airlines have done a better job on safety. Over the last decade or so, overall risks of death on an airline flight have dropped dramatically. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) data, fatality risk fell to 68 per billion fliers this decade, less than half the risk in the 1990s. Since 2002, the risks of dying on a flight plunged to 19 per billion, which is an 86% drop from the 1990s.

Government requirements during the past two decades have made planes safer in violent impacts and fires, reducing the likelihood of deaths. Additionally, technology improvements, more reliable aircraft and better training also have helped reduce accidents.

It is my hope that this stretch continues for a very long time.

The Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm are experienced Texas trial lawyers seeking justice for seriously injured individuals involved in aviation accidents. Through hard work and legislation, we attempt to make all passengers safer on their next commercial airline flight. At Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm, we seek Texas Justice For All. To speak directly to an attorney regarding an automobile accident, please feel free to contact Attorney Scott Edgett of Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm at (866) 259-0661, via email at Scott@TexasJusticeForAll.com, or please feel free to visit our website at http://www.TexasJusticeForAll.com for further information regarding our legal services.

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First Lawsuits Filed Against Continental Airlines For Denver Plane Crash

January 13, 2009

According to the Rocky Mountain News, two Texas women are the first to sue Continental Airlines over the airplane crash of Continental Airlines Flight 1404 on December 20, 2008 at the Denver International Airport.

In these lawsuits which were filed in Harris County, Texas, where Continental’s headquarters are based, the two Plaintiffs allege that the two Continental pilots negligently aborted their takeoff.

In this aviation disaster, the Boeing 737 was scheduled to fly from Denver to Houston, when its departure was abrutply aborted prior to takeoff. There were 110 passengers and 5 crew members on board at the time of the accident. Luckily, no one was killed in this accident that resulted in the airplane catching fire as it veered off the runway and into a ravine. However, 38 passengers were seriously injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing to investigate this airplane accident.

I would respectfully request that you please keep the individuals involved in this airplane accident and their families in your prayers as they go through this difficult time.

I would be interested to see the results of the investigation into this airplane accident to see if this accident was indeed caused by pilot error. Continental is going through “damage control” now by stating that it believes wind sheer contributed to this airplane crash.

It is important that the victims and their families immediately contact a highly qualified aviation disaster attorney to protect their legal options. We would urge the victims and their families to seek the counsel of an experienced Texas aviation accident attorney, who is well-versed with airplane accident cases. A trial lawyer will be able to look into the various factors that played a role in this crash and immediately notify all parties who could be responsible for this devastating aviation accident.

The Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm are experienced Texas trial lawyers seeking justice for seriously injured individuals involved in accidents. At Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm, we seek Texas Justice For All. To speak directly to an attorney regarding an automobile accident, please feel free to contact Attorney Scott Edgett of Humphreys & Peterson Law Firm at (866) 259-0661, via email at Scott@TexasJusticeForAll.com, or please feel free to visit our website at http://www.TexasJusticeForAll.com for further information regarding our legal services.