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Major Airline Accidents

New York airline accident attorneys at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC handle accidents in US, worldwide

Major airline accidents involve large corporations that employ thousands of people. If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in an aviation accident involving a major airline, you need an experienced airline accident law firm that knows how to protect the rights of victims and families anywhere in the world.

At New York Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, our accident attorneys have years of experience handling such complex cases. We know how to negotiate and deal directly with airlines, their insurance companies and the teams of lawyers representing them.

This highly specialized work takes a tremendous amount of skill. Attorneys need to understand all the various rules and regulations regarding airline accidents in the United States and often other countries. We possess this knowledge, and we would be proud to work on your important case. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation.

What should I do if a major airline contacts me after my airline accident?

The airline will likely contact you to arrange for you to retrieve the personal effects of your loved one. The airline representatives might sound sincere and may offer to make travel arrangements for you to visit the site of the crash and take care of other details. In the process, the airline will likely ask to interview family members.

Don’t speak directly with the airline. They may be gathering information to help defend against your lawsuit. Hire an experienced aviation attorney. We can deal directly with the airline and shield you from direct contact with airline investigators seeking taped or written statements.

Why should I hire New York airline accident Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC ?

Our case results speak for themselves. Some of the larger verdicts and settlements we have secured for families of victims of major airline accidents in the United States and worldwide include:


$32 Million Settlement

American Airlines Flight 587 bound for the Dominican Republic, crashed shortly after takeoff from JFK International Airport in New York, when the tail section of the aircraft fell off and the plane plummeted into Jamaica Bay. Mr. Reiter was a member of the Executive Committee of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for this litigation. Attorney Reiter negotiated million dollar and/or multi-million dollar settlements for the survivors of 14 persons killed in the crash, including residents of the United States and the Dominican Republic totaling over $32 million.


$5 Million Settlement

After leaving New York for Geneva, Swissair Flight 111 attempted to make an emergency landing after a fire broke out due to defective wiring and insulation in the aircraft. The airplane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean killing everyone on board. Attorney Reiter helped negotiate multi-million dollar settlements for survivors of some of the people killed in the crash totaling over $5 million.


$3.6 Million Verdict

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.

Attorney Reiter also represented some of the families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. *

Communicating with clients matters at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC

We believe every legal case should be a partnership between the attorney and the injury victim or the family of the person who died due to someone else’s mistakes. That’s why we communicate clearly with everyone we work with at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC.

We don’t just pay attention to you at the beginning of your case. We keep the lines of communication open every step of the way. We keep you informed about the latest progress in your case. And we consult with you and make every decision based on your personal needs.

Discover what an attentive, hard-working attorney can do for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. A delay could affect your ability to recover compensation. That’s why it’s critical you contact attorney Reiter as soon as possible.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – passionately pursuing 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.


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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.


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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.