Aviation Accident Law Book
We Wrote the Book
The industry’s leading treatise, Aviation Accident Law, was originally written by partners and attorneys of Kreindler & Kreindler LLP and is still updated each year by the experienced lawyers at the firm. The books reflect the most recent and up-to-date changes in the laws impacting the practice of aviation accident litigation.
First published in 1963 and written by legendary aviation accident attorney Lee S. Kreindler, the comprehensive information has grown immensely with continuing contributions by Kreindler partners Marc Moller, Jim Kreindler, Steve Pounian, Frank Fleming and Blanca I. Rodriguez.
In these widely respected volumes, the nation’s foremost aviation legal minds provide a complete exposition of the law, remedies and trial techniques, including:
- Examinations of discovery procedures, settlement techniques and jurisdictional problems.
- Treatment of the liabilities of airlines, private aircraft owners and operators, lessors, aviation maintenance and repair companies, as well as issues regarding crashworthiness and class actions in aviation disaster cases.
- In-depth analyses of the legal effects of international treaties such as the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Agreement, as well as federal statutes like the Federal Aviation Act and the Death on the High Seas Act.
- A survey of state laws concerning products liability and wrongful death statutes.
Chapter 1: Special Considerations in Aviation Cases
Chapter 2: Liability of Airlines
Chapter 3: Liability of Owners and Operators of Private Aircraft
Chapter 4: Liability of the United States
Chapter 5: Liability of Aircraft Manufacturers
Chapter 6: Liability of Airport Owners and Operators
Chapter 7: Liability of Maintenance and Repair Companies
Chapter 8: Liability of Foreign Nations — Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
Chapter 9: Federal Aviation Act and Regulations
Chapter 10: International Transportation
Chapter 11-12: [Reserved]
Chapter 13: Wrongful Death Law
Chapter 14: Maritime Aviation Accidents
Chapter 15: Punitive Damages in Aviation Cases
Chapter 16: Choice of Law
Chapter 17: Jurisdiction and Venue
Chapter 18: Consolidation, Multidistrict and Multiforum Litigation, Collateral Estoppel and Class Actions
Chapter 19: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Investigations and Use as Evidence
Chapter 20: Independent Private Investigations in Civil Airline Crashes
Chapter 21: Military Aircraft Accident Investigations and Litigation
Chapter 22: Commencing the Action: Venue, Court, Judge and Jury
Chapter 23: Drafting the Complaint
Chapter 24: Discovery in Civil Aviation Cases
Chapter 25: Experts
Chapter 26: Settlement
Chapter 27: Trial Considerations
Chapter 28: Demonstrative Evidence
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Primary Source Pamphlet
The Hague Protocol
General Aviation Revitalization Act
Airline Deregulation Act of 1978
Federal Tort Claims Act
Freedom of Information Act
Statutes and Regulations Concerning September 11, 2001
Wrongful Death Statutes by Jurisdiction
State Statutes Concerning Aviation
Products Liability Statutes
Kreindler’s New York Law of Torts
Kreindler has also written the book on New York tort law. Our partners wrote and edit this well-regarded industry treatise.