AIRCRAFT DEFECTS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES

With all of the media coverage on airplane disasters, it’s understandable that many people suffer from pteromerhanophobia, otherwise known as “fear of flying.” However, in 2017, the fatal accident rate for commercial passenger flights was only 0.06 per million flights, or one fatal accident for every 16 million flights.[1] That being said, 347 people died...

Electric Rideshare Scooters May Do More Damage Than Good

Everyday, navigating the neighborhoods and streets of popular American cities gets easier and easier. On top of traditional means of travel such as walking, biking, cabs, rideshares and bus/train service, now you can zoom from block to block on an electric rideshare scooter. The electric scooter wave is sweeping through major American cities with companies...

Foodborne Illness in the United States

More and more frequently, stories of foodborne illnesses populate the news cycles in the United States. You have undoubtedly heard about one or many of these breakouts. Whether it was the temporary shutdown of your favorite Mexican restaurant or the heads of romaine lettuce you were told to pass on for Thanksgiving, foodborne illness reached...

Buyer Beware? Product Attorney’s Buying Guide for the Gift Giving Season

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” –Andy Williams & Retailers Everywhere. The holiday season is upon us and retailers everywhere are rejoicing as shoppers flood their stores in search of gifts of all shapes and sizes. Parents check items off their children’s lists to Santa, while some search for the perfect gift for...

The Forgotten Danger for Holiday Travelers? Heavy Trucks.

Each year, approximately 100 million Americans travel more than 50 miles from home to celebrate the holidays. And while some travelers opt for the crowded airports and weather delays, most Americans this holiday season will load up the family and drive to their respective celebrations. Unfortunately, holiday travel can be fraught with hazards most of...