International Airline Crash Lawyers
Skilled Attorneys Providing Representation to International Airline Crash Victims
International airline crashes include those accidents that physically occur
outside the borders of the U.S. as well as those flights that are bound
for the U.S. or returning from an international destination to the U.S.
Of course, there are many complex limitations in bringing lawsuits that
require the skill and representation of an
experienced aviation attorney. If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed in an international
airline crash, our award-winning attorneys from Baum Hedlund Aristei &
Goldman can assist you in pursuing your claim.
Dealing with the aftermath of an international airline crash can be daunting.
The laws of foreign countries can displace the liability of negligent
airlines, if the airline is not a signatory to the
Montreal Agreement, or limit the amount of compensation that a victim or their family is
able to receive. That is why it is so important to have a legal team that
is experienced with navigating the difficult process of litigation that
arises from an international airline crash.
Our attorneys have nearly 50 years of experience dealing with international
aviation cases and the relevant state, federal and international laws
that apply to them. We have proven successful in pursuing claims in the
complex area of international aviation law.
For more information, call our Los Angeles offices at
(855) 948-5098 or
contact us online. We can serve clients nationwide.
What Causes an International Airline Crash?
While domestic airline crashes in the United States have dropped significantly
in the last few decades, much of that improvement can be attributed to
increased safety standards and vigilance by airline personnel and passengers,
and aircraft designed to be safer. Of course, not all countries have these
same safety standards and precautions in place. Many airlines based outside
the United States have different requirements for pilot training, safety
and maintenance checks. For instance, they don’t necessarily demand
that at least two members of the flight crew remain in the cockpit at
International airliners can also have different pilot qualifications or
training standards. Corporate culture can create different pressures on
the flight crew, and that culture can be different from one country to
the next. Due to the multiple factors that contribute to an international
airline crash, a thorough investigation must be done to discover the true
cause or causes of the disaster. It is necessary to analyze all aspects
of an international airline crash from the design of the aircraft to the
training of the flight crew to find the negligent parties responsible
for the accident.
What Makes an International Airplane Crash Different?
It is important to know that there may be very specific laws involved when
dealing with an international airline accident that do not necessarily
apply when dealing with U.S. airline accidents. An international treaty,
known as the Montreal Convention, controls the legal rights of international
travelers to sue the airlines for injuries suffered on an airliner. The
Montreal Convention limits, although less than its predecessor (the Warsaw
Convention), the types of recovery and where a victim or family can bring a claim.
Our Los Angeles attorneys know that where certain claims cannot be brought
against the airliner, those claims may still be brought against negligent
manufacturers, outsourced maintenance contractors or other liable third
parties. We know how to investigate an international airline crash to
successfully recover from every responsible party and how to characterize
the injuries to maximize the recovery.
We Handle All Matters Involving International Airline Accidents
Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman is based in Los, Angeles, California
and can assist victims and their families with any international airline
crash matters, including:
- Montreal Convention
- Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
- Private airplane accidents
- Helicopter accidents
- Sightseeing tour accidents
- Charter accidents
- Air ambulance accidents
- Airplane fatalities
- U.S. Airline accidents involving international flights
What Happens With Other Types of International Air Crashes?
Baum Hedlund has handled many types of international cases, from military
helicopter operations that crash overseas, to foreign sightseeing air
tours that crashed and injured or killed passengers. We’ve even
handled cases involving negligent aircraft and parts manufacturers in
the U.S. that have sold defectively designed aircraft to international
customers. We have proven, time and again, that no matter the distance,
we can effectively investigate and litigate a complex international air accident.
We have handled international air crashes against:
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Aero Mexico
- Asiana Airlines
- British European Airways
- Boeing, Bombardier
- China Eastern Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Korean Air
- Lion Air
- McDonnell Douglas
- Pacific Southwest Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- SAS-Scandinavian Airline Systems
- Southwest Airlines
- TACA Airlines
- United Airlines
- US Airways
(855) 948-5098 or complete our
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