Flight Injury.com was founded by flight attorney Abram I. Bohrer. Mr. Bohrer, or Abe to those who know him, has been practicing law in New York and New Jersey since 1991 and regularly appears in the state and federal courts in both states.
Mr. Bohrer was chosen by his peers as a New York "Super Lawyer" from 2007-2015, a distinction reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in their field of expertise. In 2009 he was chosen to the list of Top 100 attorneys in the entire New York Metro area.
He is a 1987 graduate of the George Washington University where he received his BA in Economics, and a 1991 graduate of the Touro College, Fuchsberg Law Center where he was on the Dean's List all semesters, won Best Oral Advocate, and was a member of the Law Review. He was a Lecturer and Panelist in Federal Discovery, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, April, 1999; Guest Lecturer, Touro College, Fuchsberg Law Center in Products Liability; and is a Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and a previous Vice-Chairman, Aviation and Space Law Committee, Tort Law Section of the American Bar Association from 2004-2005. In 2009 Mr. Bohrer was selected to deliver the closing argument at the American Bar Association's "Aviation on Trial" program in New York City.
A a flight lawyer experienced in all aspects of aviation accident and disaster litigation, Mr. Bohrer has represented the families of persons injured or killed in the loss of commercial, private jet and propeller aircraft, as well as passengers injured during almost all aspects of flight and boarding from emergency evacuations to flight attendant inflicted injuries. He has successfully litigated claims against American, Delta, Continental, El Al Israel, Air Jamaica, Korean Air, Alitalia, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Tower Air, US Airways and others.
Abe, a flight injury lawyer was among the attorneys to represent the families of victims killed aboard American Airlines flight 587 which crashed shortly after take-off in the Rockaways on November 12, 2001. Mr. Bohrer brought lawsuits against both the carrier American Airlines for negligence and violations of the Warsaw Convention, and as against Airbus for products liability on the theory that the defective design of the aircraft's rear vertical stabilizer was a cause of the airliner's loss of control and ultimate crash.
Mr. Bohrer is among the only airplane accident attorneys in the entire United States to have successfully tried to verdict a case involving the treaty known as the Warsaw Convention which governs international commercial air travel. This landmark decision scored a major victory for airline passengers’ rights under the Convention.
In Magan v Lufthansa, Mr. Bohrer defeated the airline industry's attempt to limit recovery for turbulence caused injuries under the Warsaw Convention. The flight attorney won a ruling before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and took the case to trial, where he won a significant verdict on behalf of the injured passenger; a case which defined the rights of international flight passengers injured by turbulence. Click here for more info.
In addition to representing the victims of air disasters, Mr. Bohrer represented a number of victims and served as a steering committee member of the Staten Island Ferry crash of 2003, as well as victims of the 9/11 terrorist bombings under the government sponsored victims compensation fund. As a flight injury attorney, Abe has handled hundreds of other complex personal injury actions and has won millions of dollars for victims of car accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, nursing home abuse, police assault and defective drugs and medical devices.
Most recently, Mr. Bohrer represented Suffolk County New York in a mass tort action against the makers of the cholesterol inhibitor drugs Vytorin and Zetia which resulted in a settlement of over forty million dollars by the drug makers.