Did you know that injuries occur while riding on an airplane more often than you think. Of course catastrophic airline accidents are rare. Naturally, very few individuals survive a catastrophic airline accident. The compensation to the families of victims who suffer a fatality from an airline accident are extremely large. The laws involving airline accidents, particularly an international flight, are very complex and are governed by treaties. You need an experienced legal team like the Law Offices of Laurence P. Posner to ensure that your rights are protected.
While traveling by air is generally more safe than traveling in our vehicles, unexpected accidents do occur on an airline. For example, one of our clients was traveling from Los Angeles to Hong Kong. While en route, she was served a bowl of ramen noodles. The packaging housing the soup was not safely contained. The slightest little bump on the tray table caused the soup to fall off of the table onto our client’s right thigh and finger. The soup was boiling hot. She suffered severe second degree burns that left her with permanent scarring and discoloration to her skin. Although our client’s medical bills were relatively small, a few thousand dollars, our legal team successfully pursued a claim against the international airlines and recovered a significant five figure sum to compensate our client for her pain and suffering.
Another client was traveling from Louisiana to Las Vegas. While the plane was being boarded, our client had just sat down in the aisle seat. A flight attendant attempted to place a case of water in the overhead bin above our client. The flight attendant lost control of the case of water causing it to land on our client’s head, wrist, and body. She suffered extensive injuries, had to undergo extensive physical therapy, and is a candidate for surgical intervention. Without the aid of the Law Offices of Laurence P. Posner, our client would likely have only sought a refund of her airfare. Instead, she received significant compensation for her injuries.
Know your rights when it comes to injuries suffered while riding on an airplane. While it may not seem like you can recover, particularly on international flights, let the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Laurence P. Posner show you how to fight to get the money that you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation.