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Passengers Can be Governed by Different Law on the Same Plane

April 20, 2018 | Accident & Injury

Did you know that the passenger sitting next to you could be governed by different legal rights if there was an injury suffered on board the plane?

Many people (including lawyers) would assume that if you are injured on a domestic flight that the domestic laws of that country would apply to any injury onboard a plane. However, that is not always the case. For example, if you were injured on a flight from Denver to Atlanta, but you had a roundtrip itinerary beginning and ending in Vancouver, British Columbia, then any injury claim you had would be governed by an international treaty known as the Montreal Convention. This is so even though your injury occurred on the leg of an itinerary that was solely flying within the United States of America.

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