Flight 1549 Lawsuits?

January 28, 2009 at 8:42 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

From Aero-News Network:

Passengers Hint At Future Lawsuits In Flight 1549

Wed, 28 Jan ’09
Man Says “He Would Like To Be Made Whole”

And so it begins. While “The Miracle on the Hudson” is gradually fading from the headlines, it appears clerks are toiling away in legal offices around the country to figure out who could be held legally liable in the incident under New York law, the depth of their pockets, and who’d get in line to collect.

Before we all blame the lawyers, though, it should be noted they may only be responding to passengers itching to sue US Airways for as-yet unknown damages.

USA Today found a salesman from Charlotte, NC who says he “…would like to be made whole for the incident.” Joe Hart suffered a bloody nose and bruises in the water landing — which, it should be noted, all 155 persons onboard survived — and adds that it’s too soon to know what emotional distress he’s suffered.

Kreindler & Kreindler, a New York law firm with a history of representing plaintiffs suing for damages in aircraft incidents, reports it has been contacted by several passengers from US Airways flight 1549. . . .[Full Story]

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