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Gov’t shutdown halted investigation of deadly crashes

Posted February 6th, 2019 by Munley Law.

Amid the 35-day partial government shutdown earlier this year, NTSB investigations of deadly crashes were put on hold. At this point, crucial evidence may be lost forever.

On December 22, 2018, the United
States government came to a grinding halt in what would become the longest
government shutdown in U.S. history.  The
shutdown, which was temporarily brought to an end on January 25, 2019, not only
left government workers furloughed or working without pay for 35 days, but also
negatively impacted several federal agencies and organizations.

such agency is the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).  The NTSB is responsible for determining the
probable cause of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety,
and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.  Any delay in investigations has the potential
to prevent insurance companies from paying claims to victims and their families
as well as preventing justice from being served in the event of criminal cases. […]

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