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What would you do if a loved one died in an airline accident? What if you were injured in an airline accident? Who would you trust to hold the airline responsible? In case after case, many families worldwide turn to one place for justice – Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC.

New York Injury Attorney Airplane Disaster Cases

Attorney Jonathan Reiter talks about several devastating airline disaster cases his firm has handled. Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC has been committed to providing competent, caring representation to clients in the New York area and throughout the United States who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of airline crashes, mass disasters, medical malpractice, defective products, construction accidents, and a variety of other types of negligence.

Located in Manhattan and serving airline accident victims in the United States and around the world, attorney Reiter and his accomplished team of attorneys have a proven track record of success with airline accidents. We routinely obtain multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for injury victims and families of fatal airline accidents that happen domestically and abroad. We consistently deliver results.

Discover what we can do for you. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. A delay could affect your ability to be fairly compensated. Find out how we can help you. Contact us today.

We handle airline accidents throughout the world and have extensive knowledge about airline accidents landing or taking off at New York City’s three major airports:

  • John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • LaGuardia Airport

What are some of attorney Reiter’s significant airline accident cases?

Attorney Reiter obtained a number of million and/or multi-million dollar settlements worth $32 million for the survivors of 14 persons killed in the American Airlines Flight 587 crash at Belle Harbor, New York, including residents of the United States and the Dominican Republic. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee on that case. *

Attorney Reiter was a member of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for the SwissAir Flight 111 crash near Peggy’s Cove Nova Scotia, where he obtained a number of million and/or multi-million dollar settlements worth $5 million.*

Attorney Reiter obtained the highest verdict for a single passenger in the EgyptAir 990 crash ($3.6 million including interest). This case was the first to award loss of society damages to a victim’s sisters, brother and cousin as dependent relatives under the Death on the High Seas Act, in addition to awarding substantial damages to the victim’s parents. *

In 2014, attorney Reiter obtained a $15 million settlement in a wrongful death case involving a woman, 32, who died in a commuter plane crash in New York. She left a husband and young son. Other details of the case are confidential.

Attorney Reiter was deeply involved in representing the families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. * In this connection, a lawsuit was brought challenging the regulations issued by the United States government regarding the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and their implementation by the Special Master, alleging that the amount of compensation for economic loss being awarded was inadequate. Jonathan C. Reiter personally argued the case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, resulting in a decision that rejected any arbitrary limit on economic damages and directed that the Special Master consider the full amount of economic loss suffered by each family. (See Schneider v. Feinberg, 345 F.3d 135 (2nd Cir. 2003).

What are the common causes of airplane accidents?

Airplane accidents can happen for any number of reasons. Determining the cause requires an in-depth knowledge of aeronautical engineering, airline operations, airport security and even a complex understanding of weather patterns and how they affect an airplane.

We possess this knowledge. That’s why we consistently uncover the truth about airline accidents worldwide. Some of the most common causes of airplane accidents we regularly deal with at our law firm include:

  • Pilot error
  • Mechanical failure
  • Poor maintenance
  • Defective parts
  • Pilot falling asleep
  • Terrorist attack

Should I file a lawsuit against an airline after a commercial airline accident?

Deciding whether to file a lawsuit against an airline can be a complicated decision. Besides deciding whether this is the best strategy to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve, you need to consider many other issues, including:

  • Where is the best place to file your lawsuit?
  • Should you sue the airline or its insurance company?
  • Should you sue the airplane manufacturer if a mechanical issue caused the accident?

All of these issues need to be carefully considered. We can help you address every single one of them. You can also learn more about airline accidents on our page devoted to frequently asked questions about airline accidents.

Why should I hire New York aviation accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter?

Experience means everything when it comes to airline accidents. You need someone who understands the complexity of aviation law, international treaties and complicated jurisdictional issues. You need Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC on your side.

We know how to investigate airline accidents to determine liability, and we have the case results to prove it. Our attorneys have recovered more than $250 million for clients in the United States and around the world for a wide range of cases, including airline accidents.

We also handle airport accidents and general aviation cases, including private plane crashes and helicopter accidents.  Whatever type of airplane accident you’re dealing with, we can help.

Detail-oriented, results-driven New York airline accident attorney you can trust

We’re proud of our reputation in New York and throughout the world for being hard-working airline accident attorneys who put clients’ needs first. You’ll notice the difference the first time we meet. We won’t tell you what to do. We’ll take the time to learn about your case. We listen.

Communicating clearly with clients matters at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. That means we will work closely with you to build a compelling case. We will keep you informed throughout the process. Your phone calls will be returned. We will answer your questions.

Building strong legal cases designed to succeed drives everything we do at our law firm. Discover what we can do for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay us if we win.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – fighting for justice, one case at a time.

(* Cases were prosecuted by Mr. Reiter as a member of a separate and distinct law firm.)


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.