Usually, the case goes to trial where the injury occurred.
“However, you, as the plaintiff, may have several choices as to where to bring your permanent injury case,” notes airline and airport injury lawyer Doug Landau.
In many instances, Doug Landau, and counsel he associates with, will go forward in the Federal District Court near Newark International Airport (“EWR”), because some of the airlines are headquartered there. In other instances, an application can be made to the court that it makes more sense to try the case outside of the Washington, D.C. area.
Possible reasons for having the injury trial elsewhere:
- • The parties are located in another state
- • Most of the witnesses are located elsewhere
- • Or there is a contractual requirement for some other tribunal to have jurisdiction over the case
- • In other cases, the majority of the medical care may be in a different jurisdiction, and airline employees travel a lot, so the court can see what makes the most sense in terms of judicial economy, and other efficiencies
An experienced airport injury lawyer will look into potential choices of where to try the case based upon the unique facts of each case. If you or someone you know has been injured due to no fault of your own either while traveling or working in an airport, please give us a call (703) 796-9555 or email us at Abrams Landau, Ltd.