Aviation class action lawsuits come in many different types. Perhaps the most common types of class action lawsuit against an airline are those that emerge from aviation accidents involving injuries and/or deaths. In these cases, passengers and surviving family members often sign onto a class action because of the complexities and expenses of bringing an individual personal injury case.
Types of Aviation Class Action Suits
In addition to those suits stemming from aviation accidents, there are also a number of other types of common aviation class action suits. These include:
- Discrimination — Usually involving either passengers or employees
- Employment Practices — Illegal hiring or firing of employees
- Unfair Pricing — Charges and fees imposed in bad faith
- Sexual Harassment — Usually involving inappropriate interactions between employees
- Unfair Policies — Such as baggage compensation policies or flight cancellation policies.
Proving Aviation Class Action Cases
Because major commercial airlines are very large corporations, going up against them in court can be a serious challenge. Airlines typically hire a team of lawyers to represent them an attempt to protect their bottom lines at all costs. To successfully prove an aviation class action suit, you’ll need to match the airline’s legal power. It’s important to hire a class action lawyer who is both knowledgeable and experienced in handling aviation cases and class action cases.
The Chicago-based attorneys at Ankin Law Office are experienced personal injury and class action litigators. Our firm has many years of experience representing those who have been injured physically, emotionally and financially. We operate throughout Illinois including Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry, LaSalle, Kankakee, McLean and Peoria counties. Contact us to discuss the merits of your case and how to proceed further.