Injury from Luggage During Flight Results in Montreal Convention Lawsuit

Case Title: Espinosa, Andres v. American Airlines

Slack Davis Sanger represented a client who was injured on an international flight, American Airlines Flight 1177, from Quito, Ecuador, to Dallas/Fort Worth in November 2016. During this flight, an airplane crew member opened an overhead bin over the client’s head in an attempt to retrieve another passenger’s luggage. The luggage slipped from her hands and was dropped directly on our client’s face. His nose was fractured, requiring surgery. Post-surgery, his recovery has been slow and incomplete. The pressure changes involved in flying cause him tremendous physical pain. In addition, our client suffered financial damages not only as a result of his medical bills and reduced earnings due to his difficulty with airline travel. Slack Davis represented this client and secured a significant settlement under the Montreal Convention.

Ladd Sanger is an attorney and a licensed pilot who focuses on aviation accidents, including product liability, product litigation, and representing clients who have been injured as a result of aviation accidents. His experience as a pilot helps him understand the technical aspects of aviation crashes.

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