Montreal & Warsaw Convention Cases

Skilled Attorneys for Victims of International Aviation Accidents

Efforts to recover compensation for injuries or a fatal accident during international air travel may be governed by international treaties such as the Montreal Convention and its predecessor, the Warsaw Convention. As of late 2009, these treaties both continue to apply to injuries and fatalities due to plane crashes and other aviation-related accidents, depending primarily on the nations from which you departed and the destination of your flight.

At Doyle Raizner, we are here to help if you were injured in the crash or violent landing of an international flight, because of in-flight turbulence, or while embarking or deplaning — or if you believe you may deserve monetary compensation for the death of a family member. Representation by an attorney with both international litigation and aviation case experience may be essential for reasons including:

  • The strength and resources of a major airline or aviation insurance company that may deny liability or employ a variety of delay tactics to avoid paying your valid claim
  • The importance of fully understanding laws intended to create a “uniform system of recovery” for all signatory nations through a complex set of stipulations and the use of a monetary exchange concept known as drawing rights

Continental Airlines is based out of Houston, Texas. If you are looking to hire a Houston attorney to represent you in an aviation claim against Continental, we would gladly sit down and talk to you.

A Skilled, Versatile Legal Resource for Individuals, Families, and Other Lawyers

At the transnational law firm Doyle Raizner, based in Houston, Texas, we are versed in the Montreal Convention, Warsaw Convention and other potentially applicable laws. Once we know the essential facts surrounding your accident and injuries, a caring and dedicated attorney can help you understand legal options, limitations and likely outcomes.

Our firm has multiple lawyers with significant experience crossing oceans and borders to deal with international personal injury cases — including both our partners. Our aviation law experience enables us to handle cases ranging from a major air disaster to serious injuries sustained due to negligence in maintaining airport facilities. In one recent case, for example, we obtained substantial compensation for a passenger injured in a fall on a Dublin stairwell just after completing an international flight on a major airlines.

Count on Our Knowledge of the Montreal Convention and Other Aviation Laws

Whether you are an injured passenger, a family member grieving a tragic plane crash fatality, or a U.S. attorney or European solicitor in need of co-counsel from a lawyer with Montreal Convention case experience, please contact us for help interpreting the applicable laws and defining an appropriate approach to seeking monetary compensation.


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