Millions of passengers travel the skies each day, both domestically and internationally. While the vast majority of trips proceed uneventfully, some passengers suffer injuries aboard flights. Heavy pieces of luggage fall from overhead bins onto heads and shoulders, service carts accidentally strike knees and ankles, hot liquids spill onto passengers causing burns, turbulence tosses passengers into ceilings and onto the floors, and a variety of other accidents can occur.
The laws governing claims for such injuries can be arcane, involving federal and international laws that are outside of the routine practice of typical personal injury attorneys. Airlines are routinely defended by attorneys and insurance company representatives who are well versed in those arcane laws, and who seek to lay traps for the unwary in order to exclude claims or else keep damage awards and settlements low so their clients’ profits stay high. Passengers need to be represented by attorneys who are able to meet those challenges head on, through specialized knowledge of the laws as well as the complex aeronautical expertise to discover what the airlines may be hiding. Park Avenue Law has been on the front lines litigating airline passenger claims for decades, and we have the skills and knowledge necessary to litigate claims successfully. As a pilot-owned law firm with substantial prior defense and insurance insider experience, Park Avenue Law stands alone among plaintiffs’ firms in the aviation law sphere.