Flight Injury and Bohrer & Lukeman were founded by aviation lawyer Abram I. Bohrer. Mr. Bohrer, or Abe to those who know him, has been admitted to the state and federal courts New York and New Jersey since 1991 and regularly appears in courts around the United States pro hac vice on behalf of aviation accident victims.
Mr. Bohrer has chosen by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer” every year since 2007, 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 Juris Doctor Cum Laude, from 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. Abe has a long history of speaking to other lawyers on aviation law and practice including being selected as 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; delivered the closing argument at the American Bar Association’s 2009 “Aviation on Trial” program in New York City. Lawline’s 2016 CLE Program, Aviation Litigation 101 Facts and Fiction; 2016 National Institute on Aviation Litigation Carrier Liability for Medical Diversions., among others. Abe is a Member of 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, and a member of The American Association for Justice, Aviation Section.
As a lawyer experienced in all aspects of airport injuries, aviation accident wrongful death 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 commercial airline flights and in airports around the world in every category from boarding and disembarking, emergency evacuations, in- flight illness and medical emergencies, hot beverage burns, service cart impacts, to flight attendant inflicted injuries. He has successfully litigated claims against American, Delta, Caribbean Airlines, Jetblue, El Al, Air Jamaica, Korean Air, Alitalia, Austrian, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, China Airlines, Japan Airlines, Swiss, Tower Air, Turkish Airlines, United, US Airways Virgin Atlantic, and others.
Abe is also among lawyers currently representing families who lost loved ones in the tragic March, 2019 crash of Ethiopian Airlines ET302 in which a defective Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Airport killing all 157 aboard. He filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court in Chicago seeking damages from Boeing on his client’s behalf.
Abe represented 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 a small group of aviation lawyers in the United States to successfully bring to trial and win a verdict in a case involving the treaty known as the Warsaw Convention which formerly governed the rights of international airline passengers. The landmark decision reached in Magan v. Lufthansa scored a major victory for airline passengers’ rights under the Convention. In Magan, Mr. Bohrer defeated the airline industry’s attempt to limit financial recovery to commercial airline passengers for turbulence related injuries under the Warsaw Convention. Abe 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 until today defines the rights of international flight passengers injured by turbulence. Click here for more info.bulk.resource.org/…39/339.F3d.158.02-7172
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 trial lawyer, Abe has handled hundreds of other complex personal injury actions and has won millions of dollars for victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, nursing home abuse, police assault and defective drugs and medical devices.
Mr. Bohrer also has mass tort experience and represented dozens of patients injured by defective metal-on-metal Depuy hip implants, defective diet drug Fen-phen, and 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.
Abe has tried numerous other cases to verdict, is familiar and experienced with New York Labor (scaffold) Law that protects construction workers from height and gravity related injuries resulting in both seven figure settlements and verdicts.