As airports become more congested and space to park airplanes becomes more scarce, passengers frequently find themselves being driven from the main terminal to waiting aircraft on the tarmac. These buses often lack seats and seat belts, requiring passengers to stand. In addition, these vehicles make frequent turns and maneuvers as they dodge other buses, fixed objects and even moving aircrafts.
In recent years, there have been a growing number of accidents and injuries to passengers as a result of these tarmac transport buses. Since many of these occur in foreign airports, many misinformed passengers and flight injury attorneys wrongly assume that they cannot bring suit for their injuries in American courts.
Bohrer & Lukeman are airport and airline accident and flight injury lawyers who have the expertise and experience to bring many of these lawsuits, even those that occur outside of the United States, in American courts. In the event that a tarmac or transport bus accident occurs during the course of transporting a passenger to or from an international flight, the matter may be governed by the Montreal Convention that establishes nearly strict liability against the airline. Our airplane accident lawyers understand that these claims require immediate attention to preserve any defects or dangerous conditions that may have caused or contributed to the accident. Therefore, when we are retained in an airport accident on the tarmac or a transport bus accident claim, an airplane crash attorney from our office will immediately launch an investigation to preserve evidence of negligence or wrong doing, the names and identities of any witnesses and any other information that may assist us in wining your case. We always urge our clients not to attempt to contact the airport or airline themselves or negotiate a settlement directly because of the many laws and other factors that they be unaware of.
Finally, since claims involving airport injuries and accidents that arise out of international flights may involve a shortened statute of limitations, a flight lawyer from Bohrer & Lukeman will advise you to seek counsel immediately in order to preserve your rights.