Eberstein Witherite, LLP helps Texans pursue claims for personal injury, wrongful death
Dallas, Texas — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was created with the goal of preventing dangerous drugs and other hazardous pharmaceutical products from being sold on to consumers and off the market all together.
Unfortunately many pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors do not have their consumers’ best interests at heart and in an effort to start generating money, put their products on the shelves without properly conveying the adverse side effects of their drugs. This misrepresentation costs consumers much more than their hard-earned dollars — it can cost them their lives.
The Dallas drug litigation attorneys at Eberstein & Witherite, LLP, have a combined 40 years of experience helping Texans move forward on their personal injury and wrongful death claims against the makers and distributors of dangerous drugs.
The Firm has worked on many highly publicized cases involving Vioxx, Bextra, and Celebrex.
According to the Firm’s website, “Please contact our team who has represented victims of defective prescription drugs in Texas. You will have the benefit of our network of medical professionals and experts who can objectively assess your injuries, investigate the circumstances, and establish the important link between the drug or device and your injury.”
If you or a loved one has suffered complications as a result of the use of a dangerous drug or over-the-counter medication, visit Eberstein & Witherite, LLP online at http://www.dallastexaspersonalinjurylawyers.com/drug-litigation.html for a free confidential consultation.
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Originally posted 2009-09-09 20:11:47.
Bankruptcy Attorney Mark Zuckerberg Named in 2010 Indiana Super Lawyers’ Top 50
Indianapolis bankruptcy attorney Mark Zuckerberg has been named among Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers. The list will appear in the 2010 Indiana Super Lawyers magazine, mailed to more than 12,000 attorneys throughout Indiana, online at Superlawyers.com, and in the March issue of Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Top 50 lawyers are selected by nomination, research, and peer review.
Zuckerberg, one of only a dozen board certified Consumer Bankruptcy Law Specialists in Indiana, is recognized for his work in helping to write the “exemptions” portion of Indiana bankruptcy law. Zuckerberg often leads continuing education courses and lectures for attorneys, nationally as well as locally, and has been called to testify before legislators on various aspects of U.S. and Indiana bankruptcy law.
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Originally posted 2009-10-29 21:31:35.
Upcoming Child Custody Battle over Michael Jackson’s Children Provides Insight into Delicate Issues of Family Law
When Michael Jackson unexpectedly passed away last week, the world was stunned by the death of the fifty-year-old entertainer who left an indelible mark on pop culture. He was preparing for a world tour that was advertised as his fans’ last opportunity to see the King of Pop perform on stage. Whether motivated by a desire to sing again or by undeniable financial problems, the tour that would have brought hundreds of thousands into arenas will never happen. Along with his amazing legacy of music and a sorted legal history, Michael Jackson also leaves behind an endless number of questions surrounding his unusual personality and life. What exactly was the cause of his death? An official pronouncement from the coroner has been postponed pending toxicology reports, but rumors are rampant concerning his addiction to prescription drugs and the courts want the opportunity to speak with his various doctors. Will we now learn more about the plastic surgeries and other alterations he chose to endure? Finally, there is a question that likely will be answered in a California courtroom over the weeks and months to come. What is to become of Michael Jackson’s children? In the middle of all of the chaos and media frenzy, I hope we all remember these three innocent participants in the family drama.
Michael Jackson leaves behind three children whose new home is yet to be determined—Prince Michael, age twelve, Paris Katherine, age eleven, and Prince Michael II (also known as Blanket), age seven. The first two kids are the product of his marriage with the former nurse for Mr. Jackson’s dermatologist, Debbie Rowe, which lasted from 1996 to 1999. Ms. Rowe originally gave up all custodial rights when the two terminated their marriage, but successfully appealed to have parental rights restored following Jackson’s arrest in 2003 on child molestation charges. The youngest boy was born to a surrogate mother who has never been identified. In fact, official documentation lists “None” in the space indicated for the birth mother. So, the California courts are left with two birth mothers who have had little or no contact with their children. What are the possible options at this point?
California law considers several issues when determining child custody cases, using the guiding factor of the “best interest of the minor child” as the overriding influence in such decisions. First, the courts examine the best environment for a child’s safety, health, and welfare. They also check for a history of physical abuse or violent crimes committed by any of the parties seeking to share in the custody. The stability and continuity of an environment is critical in the eyes of the court. Children need to have established bonds and patterns with the person who is deemed to be the primary caretaker. Unless there are circumstances that require otherwise, such as specific health or educational needs, all efforts will be made to keep siblings living together. Finally, the court must give “due weight” to the wishes of the children in this difficult situation, assuming that their ages and reasoning ability allow them to express such a preference.
Earlier this week, Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, was granted temporary guardianship of all three children. In a will written by Michael Jackson in 2002 and released the day after Mrs. Jackson received temporary custody, the courts revealed that this placement was in accordance with Jackson’s last wishes. However, Mr. Jackson does not necessarily have the final say in where his children will live until they reach adulthood. The well-known celebrity attorney Gloria Allred said about the situation, “”If he did indicate a preference, that will be given great weight, but that will not be determinative. Children are not property, they cannot be willed to another person.” So far, however, Katherine Jackson is the only possible guardian who has expressed an outright and definitive interest in caring for the children. She has a long-standing relationship with all three of the kids and is surrounded by other grandchildren of the Jackson family. This environment could prove the most stable and loving for Prince, Paris, and Prince Michael II. Charlotte Goldberg, a family law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said that in all child custody cases, “It’s really a balance between continuity and stability and a biological relationship.”
Where does the current state of affairs leave Debbie Rowe? Experts believe that she has the strongest legal claim to the two oldest children, if she should choose to assert her parental rights. As this article is being written, Ms. Rowe has just requested and won a delay in the upcoming custody hearing as she decides whether or not she wants to pursue her rights to raise her two children. This legal move today was the first communication that Ms. Rowe has offered since the death of Michael Jackson a week ago. If she does decide to move herself to the front of the custody line, which would likely be her legal prerogative, Ms. Rowe would need to undergo an evaluation by the court to determine if she is the best person to care for the children.
Whether a celebrity or someone who has never found herself on the cover of a tabloid magazine, the emotional issues involved with child custody situations are always difficult. Above all else, it should the desire of the courts and all parties involved to make the decision that is in the best interest of the children. Where will the children feel most secure and loved while working through a painful life transition? Who is surrounded by the best support network when extra assistance is needed with the children? Who can provide the most solid financial support? If you are seeking custody of precious children in your life whose circumstances are changing for reasons ranging from divorce to death, you should seek the assistance of a family law attorney who has the experience needed to be sensitive to the heightened emotions that are involved. If you also happen to be in the public eye, you will want to find legal representation that brings knowledge of how to navigate through the magnified issues of celebrity law. While it may be difficult to focus on these practical needs when you are caught up with tending to a family in pain, making these decisions early will make for an easier road ahead.
About The Author
Tony R. Bertolino is a managing partner of Bertolino LLP, a law firm with offices in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Bertolino LLP has experienced attorneys in the area of family law and child custody matters. To learn more about the services offered by Bertolino LLP, please visit the firm’s website at http://www.belolaw.com.
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Originally posted 2009-08-19 22:24:38.
Best Lawyers in America Again Lauds Houston Lawyer Mark Lanier
The Best Lawyers in America, the most respected peer-review publication in the legal field, once again has chosen Houston lawyer Mark Lanier as one of the nation’s top attorneys. Lanier is honored for his work in mass tort litigation in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America list.
Attorneys are selected for the Best Lawyers in America list after a rigorous, thorough peer-review survey. 2.8 million confidential evaluations of lawyers by their peers form the basis for the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America. The full list can be viewed at www.bestlawyers.com.
“I am very honored that attorneys from all over the country think enough my work to include my name in such a well-respected publication,” says Mr. Lanier, founder and lead litigation counsel for The Lanier Law Firm.
No stranger to public recognition, Mr. Lanier has been selected for The Best Lawyers in America for five consecutive years. The annual Texas Super Lawyers listing has also tapped him as one of the top ten attorneys practicing in Texas. Other honors Mr. Lanier has received include “top Texas personal injury attorney” in Texas Lawyer newspaper’s “Go-To Guide,” and “top 10 U.S. trial attorney” and “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” designations from The National Law Journal.
“When the people you go up against in court are willing to write down your name as one of the top lawyers in the country, it reminds you why you put in all the long hours to make sure your clients are cared for in every case,” Mr. Lanier says about his Best Lawyers in America award.
About the Lanier Law Firm
With offices in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Houston and New York, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, intellectual property, business litigation, product liability, toxic exposure and maritime law.
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Originally posted 2009-08-16 13:02:41.
John Branham, Paul Kruse, Anne Martin Named to Best Lawyers in America
Nashville Has Three Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® List
Nashville, TN September 2, 2009 — Three attorneys in the firm of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC (www.bonelaw.com) – John Branham, Paul Kruse and Anne Martin -have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010.
The prestigious roster of outstanding attorneys in America is published by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C. Here are the Bone McAllester Norton attorneys named in the forthcoming edition:
John P. Branham (http://www.bonelaw.com/attorneys.php?att=37) is one of Nashville’s most experienced trial lawyers. He is primarily a civil litigation lawyer focused on business litigation, plaintiff’s personal injury litigation and legal malpractice defense. Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Mr. Branham was a founding partner of the Nashville firm Branham & Day.
He is well-known for his expertise in civil litigation and his prominence in the Nashville legal community. He is a former director of the Nashville Bar Association, a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Branham has been selected for Best Lawyers for more than 10 years.
Paul W. Kruse (http://www.bonelaw.com/attorneys.php?att=16) serves an international clientele on a wide variety of trademark, internet and unfair competition issues with a focus on clearance, protection, watching, maintenance, dispute resolution, licensing, intellectual asset management, and strategic counseling. Prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton, Mr. Kruse practiced law in Washington, D.C., and spent several years as a Trademark Attorney – Advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined over 4,400 trademark applications for compliance with various acts, rules and procedures.
He has successfully registered hundreds of trademarks and resolved dozens of disputes, and is the former Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. This is Mr. Kruse’s fifth consecutive appearance in Best Lawyers.
Anne C. Martin (http://www.bonelaw.com/attorneys.php?att=18) concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law, representing both employers and employees. She represents many different companies and individuals with a variety of business problems, and has been widely published in the area of employment law as it relates to matters including discharge, disability leave, discrimination, harassment and non-compete agreements.
Ms. Martin is an active member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations, and has served in leadership roles for each. She is a past president of the National Association of Women’s Bar Associations and a member of the National Foundation for Women’s Bar Associations. She has been very involved, as a member and in a variety of leadership positions, in numerous non-profit organizations within the Nashville community. This is the third consecutive year Ms. Martin has been featured in Best Lawyers.
About Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has 30 lawyers with offices in Nashville and in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The firm was organized in 2002 by Charles W. Bone and Stacey A. Garrett. Bone, Sam J. McAllester III and C. Michael Norton have practiced law together since 1978. The firm has a general civil practice and represents a wide variety of clients including Fisk University, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Nashville Superspeedway, a number of Nashville banks, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, and Norfolk Southern Railway Corp. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.
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Originally posted 2009-09-02 23:33:51.
The Road Can Be Unfriendly On A Motorcycle
Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2009
Injury Law Los Angeles
Riding a motorcycle for most people is one of the things that can be a feeling of freedom, wind blowing and then there are the dangers that are associated with riding a motorcycle. The dangers can include things like motor vehicle drivers, road debris, defective aftermarket parts and poor designs.
The one thing that is certain is that a motorcycle accident can leave the rider severely injured, and this can include road burn, broken bones, head injuries, which can be a life changing injury. Being involved in a motorcycle accident means it could even cause death from the injuries, so any motorcycle accident is serious.
One thing that is certain, motorcycle riders have little to protect them from the road and injury, the rider and any passenger on the bike have their helmets and their protective clothing, if they are wearing any. Unlike a vehicle there is no seat belts, there are no airbags and there is no metal surrounding the riders, and this means being in an accident on a motorcycle the rider will be ejected.
When a motorcycle accident occurs and it is due to road debris or to another motorist in Garden Grove, the rider not only will need the help of a medical professional, they also need the advice and protection of an Orange County motorcycle accident attorney. This is a professional that is experienced in the law, motorcycle accidents and the injuries that can occur, and this attorney should not be just any personal injury attorney.
The attorney to represent an injured rider when the road is unfriendly on a motorcycle will need to be an experienced motorcycle accident attorney, because this is an attorney that understands that each motorcycle accident is different and that the accident might even need to be recreated.
The road can be unfriendly on a motorcycle even in Garden Grove, the injuries that can be sustained by a motorcycle rider can be ones that will put them out of work for an extended amount of time, or even permanently if the injuries are life changing. The accident can happen in seconds, leaving even an experienced rider no chance to avoid an accident, whether it is due to a negligent driver, road debris or a defective part that causes the rider to lose control of the bike or is struck by a vehicle.
After a motorcycle accident, medical care is most important and the next thing that the rider or their family should do is to seek the advice of an Orange County, Los Angeles, or San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney. This is a lawyer who can investigate the accident and aggressively fight for the best possible settlement for the Garden Grove injured motorcycle rider.
Contact Ehline Law | Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney PC: 633 West Fifth Street, 28th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90071; 6700 East Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 275, Long Beach, CA 90803; 14007 Palawan Way Marina del Rey, CA, 90292; 201 Wilshire Blvd, Second Floor, Santa Monica, CA, 90401; 620 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1100 Newport Beach, CA, 92660; 50 Francisco Street, Suite 460 San Francisco, CA 94133; 213.596.9642.
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Originally posted 2009-08-21 20:55:03.
‘Making Loan Modification Affordable’ Program Aims to Make Loan Mitigation More Accessible
August 20, 2009-Amid the buzz about Obama’s “Making Home Affordable” plan intended to help millions of Americans “reduce their monthly mortgage payments to more affordable levels,” one San Diego-based law firm has launched its own synergistic “Making Loan Modification Affordable” plan to help financially-strapped homeowners at risk of foreclosure garner professional, attorney-based loan mitigation assistance at a price within their means, the company reports.
Rebuffing a short-sighted, one-size-fits-all approach, The Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group announced the advent of four loan modification service options starting at just $500 intended, in line with Obama’s goal, to help struggling homeowners establish affordable monthly mortgage payments and ultimately retain ownership of their property.
The four loan modification program options now offered by The Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group include (pricing levels vary):
Option 1: Do-it-Yourself Workshop
Attorney-led group workshop advising homeowners on how to package and present loan modification paperwork on their own, and also how to best communicate with lenders in working toward a prospective loan modification.
Option 2: Do-it-Yourself Workshop with Support
All services detailed in option 1, above, plus one-on-one, in-personal consultation with an attorney and as-needed telephone support.
Option 3: Attorney-Packaged Do-it-Yourself
All services detailed in option 2, above, with the addition of an attorney-prepared loan modification document package for submission by the client to the lender.
Option 4: Full Service Attorney-Based
Full attorney-based loan modification representation, including document preparation and submission and high-level lender negotiations, which is customized based on each clients’ needs. Services run the gamut, from pro-actively working out methods to delay or avoid foreclosures without filing bankruptcy to expertly restructuring loan terms to best fit a clients’ circumstance.
“Although attorney-based loan modifications are extremely effective, since lenders tend to be much more responsive and cooperative when a borrower has legal representation or has been advised and educated by a legal expert, the price for such services is often out of reach for homeowners who are already struggling financially,” notes Jeff Isaac, principal attorney at The Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group. “By offering various loan modification service programs with a low starting price point, we hope to help a great number of homeowners with their loan mitigation efforts one way or another – whether in an education, consultative or full service capacity.”
“Our various low cost, attorney-supported do-it-yourself programs can greatly help those who would otherwise ‘go it alone,’ often with marginal success,” continues Isaac. “Or, our full service program – also priced below industry standard – maximizes a homeowners’ chance of a positive outcome since attorneys not only understand the legal intricacies, technicalities and seemingly infinite regulations related to loan modifications, but also have the specialized skill and expertise required to negotiate the best possible terms for the client.”
Isaac concludes with this cautionary note:, “Many companies offering loan modifications claiming to be ‘attorney backed’ or ‘attorney based’ are not law firms, but rather may merely have an attorney available for consultation as – and if – it subjectively deems necessary. In this instance, the company need not adhere to the same ethical standards required of licensed attorneys, which can be cause for concern. Moreover, there is no attorney client privilege for any thing discussed with this kind of company, rendering any and all information imparted ‘discoverable’ should a state agency be considering a prosecution for alleged mortgage fraud, in which case the services of a licensed attorney is critical. ”
For more information, visit www.LawyerInBlueJeans.com.
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Originally posted 2009-08-19 22:46:17.
Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers Opens New Office in Hartford
One of fastest-growing personal injury law firms in Connecticut now serving clients from spacious new office in historically registered building on Congress Street
We’re very excited about the opening of our third office in Connecticut because it will strengthen our ability to serve the needs of clients in the Hartford area
We’ve chosen to limit our practice to personal injury law, which means that, unlike most other law firms, the entire Perkins firm is organized to take special care of clients who have been injured due to the negligence and wrongful acts of others.
Our dedicated case management team is comprised of 25 full-time employees throughout the firm who monitor each case file daily and reach out to each client every two weeks with updates
Hartford, Conn. August 19, 2009 — Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, a fast-growing law firm that exclusively represents individuals who have suffered injuries, has opened a third office location in downtown Hartford.
The new office is located at One Congress Street, Fourth Floor, across the street from the Hartford Hospital. Perkins’ firm occupies the entire top floor of the four-story building, which is registered as a historic building in the State of Connecticut.
“We’re very excited about the opening of our third office in Connecticut because it will strengthen our ability to serve the needs of clients in the Hartford area,” said Jonathan Perkins, the founding partner. “We’ve chosen to limit our practice to personal injury law, which means that, unlike most other law firms, the entire Perkins firm is organized to take special care of clients who have been injured due to the negligence and wrongful acts of others.”
According to Perkins, Paul Clyons, an attorney with more than 30 years of experience as a litigator, including extensive work representing individuals with both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, is to be based full-time in the new Hartford office. The office is also staffed by a team leader and four full-time case managers.
“Our dedicated case management team is comprised of 25 full-time employees throughout the firm who monitor each case file daily and reach out to each client every two weeks with updates,” explained Perkins.
Founded in 2005 and based in the New Haven, Conn. area, the Perkins law firm is among the fastest-growing personal injury firms in the state of Connecticut. The firm also maintains an office in the Bridgeport, Conn. area.
Although all types of injured clients may be helped, Perkins lawyers mainly focus on cases involving auto accidents, defective products, dog bites, lead poisoning, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, premises liability, slip and fall, and wrongful death. For more information about Jonathan Perkins Personal Injury Lawyers, please go to www.800perkins.com or call 203.397.1283.
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Originally posted 2009-08-19 22:07:28.
Two more injured in Florida motorcycle accident!
August 19, 2009 — Daytona Beach motorcycle accident lawyer news alerts two more injured riders add to the list of people injured in Florida bike wrecks. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) www.fhp.state.fl.us/ officers confirmed a biker and an unidentified passenger were flown by an emergency medical helicopter to Tampa General Hospital last Friday for treatment of their injuries. As reported by TBO.com, 47 year-old, Earl Dorsey was riding his bike with a passenger on the back when they were involved in a motor vehicle collision with a Nissan SUV at U.S. 98 and Lakeview Boulevard in Sebring. The Florida motorcycle accident remains under investigation by FHP detectives and minimal information was available. Yesenia Ullola, the 28 year-old driver of the Nissan was reportedly uninjured in the bike wreck and the cause of the motorcycle crash remains unknown.
Florida motorcycle accident lawyers, with the law firm of Rue & Ziffra in Daytona Beach, reveal motorcycle accidents, injuries, and recent statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) http://www.nhtsa.gov are alarming. The recent bike wreck in Sebring, Florida, adds to the current national figures. According to NHTSA, over 2,220 people are killed in motorcycle accidents every year. Over 55,000 bikers and riders are injured in motorcycle crashes each year across the United States. Almost 80 percent of motorcycle accidents lead to death. The death toll is increasingly alarming because only 20 percent of motor vehicle accidents result in death and motorcycle fatalities rose 10 percent between 2003 and 2007. Florida is a hot spot for bikers and riders because of the beautiful weather, scenery, and roadways and education for all motor vehicle operators is essential to help avoid injuries and save lives.
Because riders are more prone to injury and death, based on their physical exposure, it is important for bikers and drivers of all other motor vehicles to be aware Florida roadways and highways are a shared space for motorcycle riders and other drivers. Motorcycle riders need to wear protective gear like helmets, gloves, footwear, and clothing and educate themselves about the best insurance coverage for their specific needs. Drivers of other automobiles need to stay alert when bikers are on the road, and allow more space between themselves and the motorcycle riders. Bikers are unable to navigate around drivers as quickly as operators of other motor vehicles. A biker is unable to change lanes quickly nor brake short without losing control of their bike which, almost always, leads to rider injury and quite often death.
When motorcycle accidents occur the damages and injuries are typically catastrophic and involve death. Knowing your rights as a motorcycle owner and rider may help you and your family recover from your damages and injuries. Contacting an experienced Daytona Beach motorcycle accident attorney may help you navigate the complex issues and tragic results of a bike wreck.
Florida personal injury education by Daytona Beach personal injury law firm Rue & Ziffra experienced in Florida motorcycle accident injury cases. http://www.rueziffra.com Toll Free: 1-888-246-8613.
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Originally posted 2009-08-19 21:48:02.
Controller Allegedly Didn’t Warn Pilot Before Hudson River Crash and New York Personal Injury Lawyers Examine the Wreckage of Logic
An FAA spokesperson says that they “have no reason to believe at this time that these actions contributed to the accident” in lower New York. Personal injury lawyers want to know what contributed to the accident.
New York, NY 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 (http://perecman.com/accident-lawyer-new-york.htm) included. In published reports by the New York Post (http://www.nypost.com/seven/08152009/news/regionalnews/talked_victims_to_death_184662.htm), 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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyxVs8X7_M) 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 (http://perecman.com/accident-lawyer-new-york.htm), 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 $15 million verdict* for a construction accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.
*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
** later settled for $3.5 million
“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”
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Originally posted 2009-08-21 20:40:47.