Posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2015 at 2:18 pm
Air France has filed a lawsuit of reckless endangerment, following its fourth bomb hoax in recent weeks—a flight bound for Paris had a fake bomb that then forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing at Kenya.
France has been on red alert from potential terrorists, following the attacks during the 13th of November 2015 when an extremist terrorist group staged suicide bombers and shooters at various places in Paris, killing 130 people and causing injury to almost 400 more people. It is due to this that upon seeing the fake bomb – made of cardboard, sheets of paper, and a run of the mill timer (according reports from the Associated Press) – the crew acted immediately and made the emergency landing.
However, this has been the fourth fake bomb since the mass shootings and all areas must be taken into consideration.
Air France spokeswoman, Uli Gendrot, reported that the lawsuit had “no particular perpetrator” in mind but the lawsuit allows for an investigation regarding the faux bombs. Six passengers on board, including the one who tipped them off, were questioned for the hoax.
Nearly 500 people were evacuated from the flight and they were tearfully met by loved ones once again upon landing on Parisian soil.
Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 10:34 am
According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of injuries resulting from a truck accident increased 18% in 2012 over the figures from 2011. A total of 104,000 people were injured in accidents involving a large commercial truck, according to the agency.
In addition to injuries, fatalities resulting from truck accidents also demonstrated an increase. 3,921 people were killed in a truck accident in 2012, compared to 3,781 in 2011, for a reported increase of 4%.
The worrying trend displayed in these numbers makes clear that truck accidents remain a significant threat to those on our nation’s roadways. Indeed, as the website for Williams Kherkher, Houston truck accident lawyers, points out, the average cost resulting from a truck accident is more than $59,000, meaning that many accident victims have to cope with large financial costs as a result of their injuries.
For this reason, truck accident lawsuits can play an important role in helping the victims of truck accidents, as well as the families of those who may have been killed in these types of accidents, to pursue much-needed compensation.