Injury Caused by Bus’ Automatic Doors Results in Montreal Convention Lawsuit
Case Title: Taylor v. British Airways
On December 28, 2004, a passenger was leaving Kyiv, Ukraine, to fly on British Airways Flight PS501 to Dallas, Texas, via London, England. She had to ride a bus from the terminal to the aircraft to board the plane. On this bus ride, the automatic doors of the bus closed on her, trapping her partially in and partially outside of the bus. As the bus began to move, the passenger was caught between being crushed by the strong force of the door or being dragged by the bus. She did not remember much of the exact details but did remember that several fellow passengers helped her board the plane. No one on the airline’s staff helped her. Once she was back home in Dallas, the plaintiff immediately went to her primary care doctor, who noted her difficulty walking, pain, and swelling. Eventually, she had spinal surgery and underwent months of physical therapy. She still suffers from a permanent injury to her foot which causes her to use a wheelchair. Slack Davis Sanger negotiated a settlement under the Montreal Convention to compensate our client for her pain, suffering, and permanent physical injuries.
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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