National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation. In this role, the NTSB investigates and reports on aviation accidents and incidents, certain types of highway crashes, ship and marine accidents, pipeline incidents and railroad accidents. When requested, the NTSB will assist the military and foreign governments with accident investigation. The NTSB is also in charge of investigating cases of hazardous materials releases that occur during transportation. Deborah Hersman was appointed as NTSB Chairman in July 2009. Christopher A.
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  • Wrong Way Car Accident Lawyer

    …, leading to whiplash and other soft-tissue injuries. Even with safety devices such as airbags, it is seldom that there are no injuries in a head-on collision. Wrong-way crashes most-often occur on highways, either due to a driver entering the highway via an off-ramp, or due to a driver crossing over the yellow center line on an undivided highway. Even…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • Tire Failure & Detread Caused by Age

    …How safe are your tires? Not very, according to a recent study by The Safety Institute, a non-profit organization that emphasizes injury prevention and product safety. The most recent reliable statistics show an alarming rise in tire-related car accident death rates, while other kinds of crashes involving passenger vehicles have remained relatively…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 36 readers -
  • Are Your Tires Safe? Finding a Safer Way to Track Vehicle Tire Recalls

    … or auto mechanic is going to tell you whether your tires have been recalled or not, they are not. They often don’t know the answer either. At its investigatory meeting, the NTSB unanimously recommended that Congress require tire registration. They also recommended drivers register their tires with manufacturers. (, 10-17-15) We do need…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 11 readers -
  • 25 Crash Causes: Wrong-Way Driving

    … to a 2012 National Transportation Safety Board special report, wrong-way collisions account for only about 3 percent of accidents on high-speed divided highways, yet these accidents maintain a high fatality rate because of the severity in crash dynamics and amount of force involved. In fact, head-on collisions at elevated speeds are often…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 36 readers -
  • Rising Tractor-Trailer Crash Death Toll and Congress Inaction – Why?

    … features could have prevented the tractor-trailer accident involving Morgan. Heavy trucks represent less than 10% of the miles traveled by vehicles in the US in 2013. But according to the National Transportation Safety Board these trucks are involved in one in eight of all fatalities on American highways. The cars we drive offer, or include, anti-lock…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 13 readers -
  • Wrong-Way Drivers Can Cause Head On Collisions

    … Transportation Safety Board, wrong-way driving accidents are one of the most serious types of traffic collisions. The NTSB defines a wrong-way driving accident as the phenomenon that occurs when vehicles traveling on a high-speed divided highway or access ramp collide or impact due to a driver traveling against the direction or flow of traffic. Why does…

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  • Train Accidents

    … natural for residents in Chicago to wonder “What if that happened here? Who would be responsible?” When a train derails, there may be a number of factors at play in why that happened. A train accident may be just that — an accident that no one could anticipate or prevent. Or there may be negligence involved. When that’s the case, people who…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -