Millions of tourists visit Florida every year, many from other countries. If you are injured during an international flight or while getting on or off the airplane, you may be able to make a claim against the airline under international aviation treaties.
The good news is that under the treaties, you do not have to prove that the airline did something wrong. You just have to prove that you were injured on the flight. That means, for example, that if you trip and fall in the aisle of the plane, you can collect some compensation for your injuries. Only physical injuries are covered, not mental or emotional distress. If you contributed to your injuries (say, by not following the flight crew's instructions), that may reduce the amount of money that you can claim.
Most countries have signed these international aviation treaties, so this law applies to virtually all international flights. However, you only have two years in which to make a claim, so don't delay. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Our office offers a free consultation and we would be happy to discuss your case with you.
Injuries on International Airplane Flights
Summary: Passengers injured on an international flight or when boarding or getting off the plane, can make a claim under an international treaty called the Montreal Convention. We have helped many people make these claims. If you were injured on an international flight, please give us a call.
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