Navigation Links
Aviation Law Expert Offers Guidance on How Families of Air France Flight 447 May Seek Compensation from Airline
Date:6/12/2009

San Mateo attorney Mike Danko provides explanation of Montreal Convention and how it governs airline liability in international flights.

San Mateo, CA (Lexis Nexis) June 12, 2009 -- The families of passengers on Air France Flight 447, which apparently broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean last week, will soon become familiar with an international treaty known as the Montreal Convention, according to Mike Danko, an experienced pilot and attorney who specializes in aviation law disputes.

The Montreal Convention is a treaty adopted in 1999 that amended important provisions of the Warsaw Convention's rules concerning compensation for the victims of air disasters. It protects passengers by introducing a two-tier liability system and by facilitating the swift recovery of proven damages without the need for lengthy litigation.

"Since the Air France flight was international, the Montreal Convention governs all of the claims that may be filed by family members of the passengers," said Danko, who has represented clients in a number of international and domestic aviation disasters. "Under the Convention, as long as a crash was caused by an accident, the airline is automatically liable, up to a point."

According to Danko, within 15 days of determining the identities of the passengers entitled to compensation, Air France must issue checks of $25,000 per passenger to cover the families' immediate economic needs. In addition, the airline is automatically responsible for a first tier of payments to all of the families currently equal to approximately $155,000.

"The second tier of the Montreal Convention deals with any claims from families exceeding the $155,000 limit, but these claims are subject to questions of the airline's negligence or other fault," explained Danko, who is also editor of the popular Aviation Law Monitor blog.

For more information, please visit www.dankolaw.com or call 650.342.6100.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/06/prweb2522094.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Texas Aviation Services: Over 20 Years of Creating Flying Emergency Rooms for Airborne EMS Customers in US and Latin America
2. Air Methods Completes Acquisition of FSS Airholdings, Inc., Parent Company of CJ Systems Aviation Group, Inc.
3. OneBeacon Appoints Southern Marine & Aviation Inc.
4. Health Care Leaders Gather to Gain New Safety, Risk Management Insights From Aviation Industry Experts
5. DC policy panels on energy, environment, health care, aviation precede November election
6. Aviation Expert Addresses Flight Safety Concerns
7. Aviation Ventilation Expert Available to Speak About Swine Flu Spread on Airplanes
8. Airlines in Turbulence - Virus Outbreaks and their Impact on the Aviation Market
9. Umbilical cord clamping should be delayed, says expert
10. College Mental Health Expert and Sister of Student Who Died By Suicide Available to Discuss College Mental Health Issues
11. Expert on Emerging Infectious Zoonotic Diseases Joining K-State as a Regents Distinguished Professor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX ... CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will ... and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which ... evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , ... and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, brought ... gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The event ... audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click here ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing a ... episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on PBS ... in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: ... “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. ... As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its ... helping those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia ... in Essex, England commented, "I ... experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every ... recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017 ... fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, today ... protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... related to seasonal influenza and presents a ... on prior exposure to be effective. Using ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the global leader in ... to announce the appointment of Dr. Ajaz ... of Directors and Chairman of Advisory Board beginning ... companies to manage their entire validation lifecycle process ... this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables rigorous compliance, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: