Did you know cameras exist in some airline seatback entertainment systems? I’m not a hyper-private person, but I certainly don’t want the airlines secretly watching me. What if the camera was hacked? Amid these privacy concerns, senators are asking why cameras exist at all.Continue Reading →
The Air Carrier Access Act requires airlines to provide prompt wheelchair assistance to passengers with mobility impairments. But disabled and elderly passengers frequently find it difficult to obtain this service. According to ABC News and USA Today, “In the three years that the government has issued statistics, more than 34,000 disabled fliers have complained about their treatment, and 54% of the incidents have involved wheelchair assistance.”
This same research revealed that “In 2006, the most recent year available, the USA’s six large network airlines received 1.07 complaints per 100,000 passengers about inadequate wheelchair assistance.”Continue Reading →
You are ready to board your plane for a well-deserved vacation, when you notice that there is a dog, on a leash, in the boarding line. What? A Dog? Flying with you in the cabin? Yes, that dog is a service dog or an emotional support animal, and has been cleared to fly by the airline.
There is not an official definition of what species can constitute a service animal or emotional support animal. The Department of Transportation, which overseas airline travel, has ruled out reptiles, ferrets, rodents, and spiders as creatures acceptable on flights. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines designated dogs and miniature horses as service animals, which are trained to assist the deaf or blind. The 1986 Air Carrier Access Act opened the door to a wide variety of animals that accompany disabled passengers who have a doctor’s note. However, individual airlines still have the final say as to whether a creature can fly with a disabled person, and can determine whether the animal creates a health or safety concern, or obstructs evacuation routes. Airlines are constantly updating and evaluating their policies as more and more passengers are testing the rules by trying to fly with unusual animals such as barnyard animals or exotic pets. Recently there have been news reports of a peacock and a pot belly pig trying to fly as emotional support animals. Neither were allowed to board. Always check with your specific airline as to their most recent guidelines for flying with service and emotional support animals before you plan your flight.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governs having pets in the passenger cabin of an airplane. Under the FAA rules, each airline is allowed to decide if they will allow you to travel with your pet in the passenger cabin. If you are allowed to bring your pet aboard, the pet container is considered as carry-on luggage and must meet the standards that govern carry-ons. These rules govern pets. Service animals are covered under a different set of rules. Some of the general FAA rules for pets in the cabin of an airplane include the following:
Did you know that your brain can bruise just like any other part of your body? Even though your brain is enclosed by the skull, if you sustain a hit to your head, or a violent shaking, your brain can bruise. Furthermore, the sudden movement or a hit or violent shaking can stretch and damage the brain tissue. This damage to the brain is called a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury. And since the brain is the command center of your body, a concussion can be devastating.
Concussions can be caused by falls, car crashes, bike riding, truck accidents, skateboarding, skiing, or even playing at the playground. Many injuries in children are caused by playing organized sports such as football and soccer where hits to the head and body are common.
Clean up on Aisle 3, clean up on aisle 3.
The store is trying to avoid an accidental injury to its customers.
Accidents and injuries can happen at any time. You might be driving to the store, going to work, shopping, or operating machinery at work, and there is always a chance that you could be involved in an accident caused by the reckless, negligent, or illegal behavior of others.
And that accident might change your life.
You could have very painful injuries which leave you unable to work, and with mounting medical bills. And these result in emotional distress. How are you going to pay your bills and provide for your family if you can’t work? You may no longer be able to enjoy your day-to-day hobbies, exercise, or other recreational activities. Your life has changed in a split second.
Have you ever been driving along and seen an entirely white bicycle on the side of the road, sometimes adorned with flowers or stuffed animals? Do you know what they represent?
Someone on that bike died.
And a “ghost bike” memorial was placed at the scene of the accident by friends and loved ones so that all could see and remember that someone on a bicycle died on that very spot.
What can the family of the deceased do other than remember and mourn? And grieve again and again as they pass that bike on the side of the road?
The police report will definitely place blame, and if the cyclist or biker is not to blame, what then?
Contact a bicycle accident lawyer like the Stilwell Law Firm.