Category Archives: Air travel rules and regulations

Do I Have to Fly to-or-from Canada for Montreal Convention Benefits?

Montreal Convention If any part of the injured traveler’s trip included an international component, then the Montreal Convention for International Air Travel may apply. This means there are special procedures, potential limits on recovery, and the need to file in federal court. The Montreal Convention, established in 1999, is an international treaty that protects international…

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Are Airlines Responsible for Turbulence Injuries?

Are airlines responsible for turbulence injuries? In-flight turbulence is the primary cause of injuries to airline flight attendants and passengers in non-fatal accidents. In certain cases of in-flight injuries, the airline, maintenance contractors, plane manufacturer, aircraft retro-fitter, or even the manufacturer of a faulty aircraft part, can be held responsible. The question raised is whether…

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Virginia Mediation in New Jersey Settles International Airport Passenger Shuttle Bus Injury

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic, cases can be resolved with the parties, judges, witnesses, and counsel all in different places. Recently, Doug Landau was successful in settling a senior flight attendant injury case filed in the Loudoun County Circuit Court. The injured flight attendant alleged in his lawsuit papers: – The injured traveler was traveling on…

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What does the FAA consider a “Serious Injury” on an aircraft or at an airport?

The Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of aircraft, managing transportation, and regulating operations. . “The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) define an accident as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards…

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Why Does Lawyer Landau Need to See My Pre-Injury Medical Records?

Why does Lawyer Landau need to see my pre-injury medical records? Medical records prior to an injury are crucial evidence in personal injury cases. The defendant’s insurance company, whether it’s the airport, airline, or other party, will review these records to assess the traveler’s health condition before the alleged negligent incident, as part of the…

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Does My Injury Fall Under the Montreal Convention?

Permanent injuries caused during an international itinerary can result in a lawsuit filed under the Montreal Convention if the airlines refuses to reach a compromise settlement with the injured air traveler. The Montreal Convention originated from the “Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air.” It is an international agreement that…

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