Federal Lawsuit Filed in Lufthansa Severe Turbulence Incident

October 19, 2013
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The aviation accident and in-flight airline injury attorneys at Bohrer & Lukeman have commenced a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Austrian Airlines and its parent company Lufthansa on behalf of a passenger who suffered serious and permanent injuries as a result of the aircraft’s encounter with a significant weather system approximately 20 minutes after take-off. 

The turbulence event was reported in the media which documented the pilot’s decision to fly directly into the weather system rather than seek a smoother route. The injured passenger, although seatbelted, struck her head against the side of the aircraft interior multiple times during the turbulence and suffered multiple injuries.

The lawsuit, commneced pursuant to the Montreal Convention governing international air travel seeks damages for the passenger’s pain and suffering, lost wages and past and future medical expenses.

Bohrer & Lukeman is an aviation and airline liability law firm with offices in New York and New Jersey that represents passengers and travelers injured on both international and domestic commercial airline flights throughout the United States and the world.