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The Montreal Convention And International Flights

Many people love air travel, going from one continent to another to visit, explore and soak up new scenery and cultures. But what some travelers may not understand is that international travel also brings unique and complicated legal problems. Private international law governs many international flights, including the domestic legs or parts of these international flights. The Montreal Convention of 1999 is commonly referred to as a strict liability scheme which guides all aspects of a passenger’s recovery for bodily injury or wrongful death claims against the airline.

Our attorneys have successfully litigated Montreal Convention lawsuits on behalf of passengers against domestic and foreign airlines in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country. The Montreal Convention remains an area of law in which the airlines attempt to restrict the recoveries by passengers.

In one of our more recent cases, foreign airline attempted to limit the recovery of mental and emotional distress damages for its passenger who was stuck by hypodermic needle located in the airplane seatback pocket. We successfully prosecuted the case for our client’s damages (and medical treatment) for possible exposure in Doe v. Etihad Airways, PJSC.

At Driggers, Schultz & Herbst of Troy, Michigan, understands international aviation law and the Montreal Convention. We are knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and aggressive, and we are ready to fight for your best interests.

Experienced Litigators Advocating For You

If you suffered an injury on an international flight or are coping with the death of a loved one in an air disaster, our board-certified aviation attorney will advocate for you. Our attorneys have the legal experience and do not stand down when insurance companies and airline deny you the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. We are experienced litigators and are more than willing to go to trial.

Contact Experienced, Trustworthy And Aggressive Representation

Legal challenges exist with international travel. If you were injured on such a flight or lost a loved one in an air disaster, we can guide you through this painful experience. We are dependable, trustworthy and aggressive and are experienced litigators. For a consultation, call our lawyers at 248-985-7505 or contact us via our inquiry form.