In-flight service carts loaded with drinks and ice can weigh hundreds of pounds. Aircraft aisles are narrow, and often, passengers fall asleep with limbs protruding into the aisle. An impact between a service cart and a knee, elbow ankle or foot can seriously fracture and permanently injure a passenger. Every year, many passengers are injured by direct impacts from these rolling metal carts.
Flight attendants have a duty of care to passengers that requires them to make sure that no passengers are in harm’s way when the carts are being wheeled through the aisles.
Your flight lawyer from Bohrer & Lukeman has experience litigating service impact cases against airlines. In one action, we represented a professional athlete whose career was significantly impaired by a direct blow from a service cart in flight. We spared no expense on his behalf and went to trial in the action before the airline agreed to settle.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an in flight injury, contact a flight attorney at our office for a free evaluation today.