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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.)