For more than four decades, Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer has been called upon to represent clients who were injured around the world in air crashes, by toxic drugs, in car or bus accidents, or in recreational activities.
We at Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer have guided clients and their cases through the complex maze of international law that include questions such as: where can the claim be brought?; who can be held accountable?; what country’s laws apply for damages?; who will tax my recovery? Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer lawyers have been called upon by families who have had disaster strike around the world, including in Africa, France, Spain, the Indian Ocean, the North Sea, England, the North Atlantic, the Cayman Islands and South America. With a number of our attorneys being Fellows of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, we have access to a network of some of the most respected trial lawyers around the world.
Often times when advocating for international clients, Raynes lawyers rely upon legal precedents that they have established over the decades. In Haddad vs. Richardson-Merrell, Inc., 588 F.Supp. 1158 (N.D., Ohio, 1984), Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer secured U.S. jurisdiction for Canadian children injured by their mothers taking thalidomide that was manufactured by a U.S. company. In Zemp v. Boeing Vertol Company, 1987 WL 14851 (E.D.Pa.), Raynes attorneys, filing suit for the families of 46 oil rig workers killed in a helicopter crash in the North Sea, established that the U.S. Death on the High Seas Act did not deprive the families of the opportunity to try their case in state court.
A talented young doctor flying home to New York after her wedding was killed in the collapse of Terminal 2E of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.
Sixteen workers were being flown on a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to oil platforms stationed off the coast of Newfoundland. A titanium bolt cracked, releasing all of the oil in the gear box, causing the transmission to seize, and the helicopter to plummet into the frigid north Atlantic.