When tragedy strikes while traveling abroad, not only are you confronted with all the logistical challenges presented by being away from home, but you also face additional legal challenges. In many foreign countries, there are profoundly low limits on the amount of damages one can recover and there are significant procedural hurdles that protect local companies from claims made by travelers.
For decades, the attorneys at Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer have guided our clients through the complex issues of international law and travel law. We have helped secure financial security for those injured or for the families of those killed while traveling in a different country.
Oftentimes, tour companies claim that they know everything about the local area and promise a “worry-free” trip, where they will take care of all of the details. The travel agencies’ assurances should be more than just a good ad slogan; the promises should be real and should be enforced when broken.
Confidential Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Greek Landslide Fatality
While vacationing with his family in Santorini, Greece – one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world – a Massachusetts financial planner was killed when he was swept by a landslide from a cobblestone path .
Confidential U.S. Settlement for Paris Air Terminal Collapse
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.