December 17, 2014
Abram I. Bohrer

Aviation and Air accident lawyers at Bohrer & Lukeman are closely monitoring the events surrounding passenger injuries caused yesterday by severe turbulence on American Airlines flight 280 from Seoul, South Korea to Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas. According to preliminary reports, 14 passengers and crew members required medical attention after the plane was forced to divert and land in Narita, Japan.

Passengers injured as a result of turbulence aboard international flights may have a valid claim for money damages against the air carrier pursuant to the Montreal Convention governing international air travel. United States courts have previously ruled according to this law that turbulence injuries may be considered an “accident” for which the airline may be held liable, even if the airline’s crew members were not negligent by traditional standards.

Bohrer & Lukeman is a law firm focused on protecting the rights of airline passengers. If you or someone you know has been injured during the course of commercial air travel, contact one of our attorneys today for an absolutely free and no-obligation assessment of your legal rights.