Have you been injured while taking an airplane? The airline company may be liable for damages.
International law dictates that, depending on where the airplane was at the time of your injury, a different test applies to establish liability. If you were on a domestic flight, negligence must be established under common law principles. Essentially, the fault of the airline for the accident must be proved.
Contrastingly, if you were on an international flight, the Montreal Convention and the Warsaw Convention provide that there is no need to prove that the airline was negligent. All you would need to show is that you sustained a bodily injury in an accident while on board the airplane or in the course of any operations of the airplane. Some examples of accidents may include a flight attendant spilling a scalding hot beverage on you, falling during descent from the tarmac, being struck by a galley cart or an unsecured food cart, and injuries sustained during excessive turbulence during flight or during sudden and steep dives.
In either case, we can help you get compensation for your injury. Please call us for a free consultation.