New York State boasts both the busiest airports in North America and some of the most rural areas in the country. For that reason, air travel is very important to New Yorkers. Bordering Canada and the Atlantic Ocean means different types of air travel are possible, from airbuses to seaplanes.
With so many options available to visitors and residents, it’s important to have someone who understands the ever-changing aviation laws. Aviation law attorneys, Slack & Davis have been providing guidance, support and legal representation for passengers since 1993. Whether you are seeking compensation following an airplane or helicopter crash or recently lost someone in an airplane crash, our New York aviation attorneys will provide you with high-quality legal representation. Contact us at 800-455-8686 for a complimentary case evaluation.
Air Travel New York
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is the most widely used airport in North America for international flights, and it boasts direct flights to all six inhabited continents. The combination of JFK, LaGuardia International and Newark Liberty in New Jersey makes the tri-state area number one in the world in terms of flight operations and an obvious hub for international travel.
New York’s proximity to water also means there are several seaplane bases around the state, and the number of heliports in New York City provides passengers with numerous ways to travel around the state, especially for sightseeing.
The law firm of Slack & Davis has successfully represented passengers involved in many helicopter tours and general aviation crashes. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that can contribute to a crash, including poor weather, defective parts and pilot negligence. Slack & Davis attorneys understand that surviving a crash or losing a loved one in a crash is a painful and confusing experience. We are committed to providing the help you need and the compensation you deserve.
New York Tourism
JFK contributes $30.1 billion to the New York area economy and provides nearly 230,000 jobs. (http://web.archive.org/web/20080729053852/http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/airports/html/ken_facts.html). On top of that, helicopter sightseeing tours account for a large percentage of revenue and air traffic for New York City. If you have been injured or lost a family member in a helicopter tour accident, call Slack & Davis for a free case evaluation at 800-455-8686.
New York Airplane Crashes
Slack & Davis’ New York aviation attorneys successfully represented passengers and family members in the following cases:
- November 2001 — American Airlines Flight 587 crashed in Belle Harbor, New York. The Airbus A30 0B4-605R’s vertical stabilizer and rudder separated from the aircraft, which resulted in the death of 265 passengers. In this airline litigation, Slack & Davis aviation attorneys Ladd Sanger and Michael Slack were appointed to the MDL-1448 Plaintiff’s Steering Committee by Judge Sweet. The firm represented the families of 24 passengers. All of the firm’s cases settled with American Airlines and Airbus for confidential amounts.
- July 1996 — Trans World Airlines Flight 800 crashed in East Moriches, New York, killing 230 passengers. The Boeing 747-131 suffered an explosion of the center-wing fuel tank.