Air and sea related accident claims form some of the most high-profile and complex matters in the world. These accidents can leave individuals with multiple injuries, ranging from cuts, bruises or fractures to serious head and spinal injuries and in the worst cases, even death.
At Essex Personal Injury Lawyers, we are specialists in both aviation law and maritime law. Our experience in pursuing claims for compensation in these areas will help you form a successful case.
Making an air accident claim is a complex and specialised area of the law. Although travelling by air is statistically one of the safest forms of transportation, an accident will often have disastrous consequences. The effects of a plane accident inevitably leaves a devastating impact on survivors, family and friends.
The Montreal Convention (formally known as the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air) provides that compensation claims can be pursued against the airline in the country where that aircraft is based.
We pursue compensation claims on behalf of passengers and crew; whether they flew on a commercial jet, business jet, light aircraft and helicopter or were involved in a military crash/collision. You can learn more here.
Many people travel by sea for a variety of reasons; whether for a cruise, a cross channel ferry or on a hovercraft. Whatever the reason, the owners of the vessel will owe a duty of care to all passengers on board to ensure that the journey runs as smoothly as possible.
Transport operators are legally obligated to take reasonable measures to ensure safety of all passengers at all times. If this should fail and you suffer an injury or illness as a result of negligence then you may be entitled to compensation. Our solicitors will determine the best forum in which to bring your claim.
The Athens Convention was adopted in Athens in 1974 which was designed to combine two earlier Brussels Conventions dealing with passengers and luggage that were adopted in 1961 and 1967 respectively. The purpose is to create a regime of liability for damage suffered by passengers carried on a seagoing vessel.
As specialists in the area of aviation and maritime law and due to the nature of the accidents, costs can accrue quickly and we understand the need to process claims efficiently. Our highly trained team are here to help.
Receive the compensation you deserve. Whether you have any questions or want to find out what you could be entitled to, please get in touch today to find out more about making a claim and how we can support you.Contact Us