fbpx
Kentucky Injury Lawyers

Boeing Planes Involved in Major Crashes Lacked “Optional” Safety Features

Published on Apr 16, 2019 at 9:36 am in AIrplane Accidents.

While it’s still not clear what caused the Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 to crash, it is now clear that Boeing reportedly sold the 737 planes without two safety features that are offered to airlines at an additional cost. Aircraft manufacturers generally offer upgrades to standard planes. The upgrades are typically related to aesthetic features, not safety. Airlines are not legally required to buy optional extras, so many low-cost carriers choose not to.

The safety features are the “angle of attack indicator” and the “angle of attack disagree light.” The angle of attack indicator displays readings for sensors that determine where the nose of the plane is pointing. The disagree light feature alerts the pilot when those sensors don’t agree.

Lawsuit Against River City Order of Police for “Ponzi Scheme” Death Benefits

Published on Apr 12, 2019 at 3:41 pm in News.

On April 8, 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed against the River City Fraternal Order of Police in Jefferson County because of the loss of death benefits.

Officers from the old Jefferson County police force were first offered a special death insurance-like program by their union in 1991. They stopped taking new members, however, when the county and city police departments merged with their unions. The benefit worked like a supplemental insurance policy. For decades, officers paid $10 a month for a $10,000 payout in the event of their passing. The money was supposed to go to their loved ones to help with funeral expense.

How to Block the Ability to Text While Driving

Published on Apr 9, 2019 at 9:02 am in Auto Accident.

While aggressive driving behaviors like speeding and tailgating are responsible for their fair share of accidents, there is another in particular that causes many wrecks: Distracted driving. Many people drive with cell phones and try to use their device while driving. Accidents occur because people are looking down at their phones and don’t see what’s happening on the road. People may think that they can multitask, but this does not apply to driving. Their phone keeps at least one hand off the wheel and the driver’s eyes down, which makes it easy to cause a crash.

If you’ve been injured in an auto wreck by a distracted driver, you can file a car accident claim to hold them accountable and get the compensation you deserve. An attorney from Thomas Law Offices will help defend your case and make sure your compensation will help cover the cost of your injuries.

Lion Air Crash Victim Families Pressured Not to Sue

Published on Apr 2, 2019 at 3:48 pm in AIrplane Accidents.

Weeks after the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia on October 29, 2018, families of the deceased were told by employees of the airline to sign a form to receive compensation for their losses. To receive payment, signers had to agree to not pursue legal action against Lion Air, it’s financial backers and insurers, or Boeing – the manufacturer of the plane.

At a hotel conference room, families of the victims of the Lion Air airplane accident were presented with an opportunity for government-mandated compensation for loss of life in an aviation accident. Families were eligible to receive 1.3 billion rupiahs, which is equivalent to $91,600.

While the amount is significant for families who lost breadwinners, have to pay bills, and have children in school, they were only offered the minimum of what they were entitled to receive under Indonesian law.

Can Soft Tissue Damage Be Permanent?

Published on Mar 26, 2019 at 10:42 am in Auto Accident.

When thinking about the physical consequences related to accidents, fractures are probably one of the first injuries that come to mind. While broken bones can be serious, there are other injuries that can result in just as much pain and a long recovery process. One of those injuries is soft tissue damage.

While a number of injuries can result in soft tissue damage, car accident injuries are among the most common causes. The severity of the injury greatly depends on the severity of the crash, the force of impact, and the initial state of the victim’s health. While many soft tissue injuries are minor or will heal over time, many others come with long-lasting effects and may even be permanent. When soft tissue damage becomes catastrophic or permanent, a person will likely need to change how they live their day to day life.