When Do I Contact My Insurance Company After An Accident?

Doug / 07-08-2013 / Airplane Accidents

If you’ve ever been in an accident, or had damage done to your property because of an accident, you know that you have a lot on your mind.  If someone was harmed, you need to get them treatment, if damage was done then repairs need to be made.  Sometimes things fall through the cracks and […]


Hot Air Balloon Ride Goes Bust

Doug / 06-28-2013 / Airplane Accidents

Chuck Rohr, the 73 year old founder of Rohr Balloons, remained calm as the Hot Air Balloon he was piloting drifted into power lines yesterday east of Eustis, FL.  “I felt I had it under control,” he told reporters. “If I had panicked something major could have happened.” One of the passengers aboard the balloon […]


Pilot Makes Heroic Crash Landing On Florida Turnpike

Doug / 10-26-2011 / Airplane Accidents

A single-engine plane was forced to land on the Florida Turnpike earlier this month, shutting down rush-hour traffic, according to The Miami Herald.  Amazingly, there were no major injuries following the plane crash. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, pilot Alain Jaubert was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine failure.  NTSB […]


Parents Urged to Restrain Children Travelling on Vacation

Doug / 05-27-2010 / Airplane Accidents

While most parents have become diligent in the use of child restraint seats in the car, the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) is urging parents to use child restraint seats on airplanes as well.  A child restraint seat can prevent catastrophic injuries to the child in the event of turbulence or survivable accidents. If a plane […]


Auto Accident Victims No Longer Charged For EMS Services

Doug / 06-18-2009 / Airplane Accidents

Gov. Charlie Crist this week signed a law prohibiting cities and counties from collecting what has been termed “crash taxes” for first responders tending to auto accident victims. The law was in response to several cities attempts to charge the drivers who caused a car crash for the services provided by the fire department and emergency medical […]


Tire Manufacturers Promote Tire Safety

Doug / 06-11-2009 / Airplane Accidents

Tire manufacturers use this second week in June to promote tire safety with National Tire Safety Week.  The industry is getting the word out that proper tire inflation is critical in preventing auto accidents , particularly vehicle roll-overs. Now I doubt that you will find a greeting card promoting it National Tire Safety Week, but […]


NHTSA to Require Stronger Vehicle Rooftops

Doug / 05-05-2009 / Airplane Accidents

As part of their comprehensive plan to reduce the number of fatalities in auto accident rollovers, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has passed tough new standards for the roof tops of light weight vehicles(under 6,000) and for the first time, also heavy-weight vehicles (over 6,000). American automobile passengers and drivers might have to wait a […]


NTSB Focuses on Fatigue-Related Accidents

Doug / 03-18-2009 / Airplane Accidents

In conjunction with National Sleep Awareness Week last week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has once again issued its commitment to improving highway safety by eliminating fatigue-related auto, truck, bus and airline accidents. According to NTSB Board Member Deborah Hersman, “Fatigue in transportation presents unnecessary risks to the traveling public. Fatigue can impair a person […]


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