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    U.S. Buses and Trains Lack Safety Features that Are Standard Elsewhere

    By Michael Barasch

    News stories about serious bus and train accidents often focus on the direct cause of the crash, whether it is a negligent driver, mechanical failure or something else. What sometimes goes unsaid is that several reasonably simple measures recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board and used successfully in other countries could cut down on […]

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  • Personal Injury

    East Harlem Blast Shatters a Community

    By Michael Barasch

    The force of a blast that leveled two buildings registered on a seismograph at Columbia University. The effect of the blast on New York citizens and families is no less earth-shaking.  On March 12, as utility workers began to investigate a report of a gas smell in the area, an explosion ripped through 1646 Park […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Transportation Safety: The Most Wanted List

    By Michael Barasch

    In January, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published its annual action wish list for 2014. Reflecting old and new concerns, the NTSB list identifies focused areas of concern for the agency in the coming year.  The NTSB is responsible for accident analysis and development of safety strategies for transportation systems across the country.  In […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    How Does the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Help Families After Airplane Accidents?

    By Michael Barasch

    The aftermath of an airplane accident involves action by numerous organizations, including the involved airline, federal, state and local agencies, and volunteer associations. In addition to ensuring that survivors receive immediate medical attention, and identifying fatalities, families must obtain the right support. Detailed investigation of the accident requires that local agencies secure all evidence. The […]

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