Although air transport is a reliable and safe means of transportation in comparison to other modes of transport, airplane crashes do occur, unfortunately, from time to time. Given the technological complexity associated with air travel, it is often difficult to pinpoint the causes of and the parties ultimately liable for airplane crashes when they occur. Lee & Ko has had handled a number of aviation accident cases and has considerable experience in this area.
Various types of incidents involving damage, loss or destruction of cargo occur during air transport. The Aviation Practice Group at Lee & Ko has handled hundreds of cargo-related cases since the inception of air transport business in Korea. It has defended airline companies against claims for damages filed by consignors for cargo damage or loss at times. At other times, it has represented the consignors in their claims against airline companies or cargo insurance companies for cargo damage or loss. Lee & Ko’s aviation lawyers have comprehensive knowledge and experience in all areas of cargo-related claims. Based on the foregoing, the Group at Lee & Ko continues to provide legal advice to airline companies, bonded warehouses and government authorities on matters relating to cargo handling.
Although air travel is recognized as a comparatively safe means of transportation, aircraft accidents by their nature almost always result in serious injuries or deaths of passengers. Accordingly, a special set of rules governing damages apply in the air transport industry. In addition, the expectations of airline passengers regarding airline services are often high due to the relatively high cost of airfares. These expectations result in a wide array of disputes between airline companies and passengers.
Many types of insurance policies relating to air transport are available to mitigate the risks inherent in the air transport business and to promote the further development of the industry. The Aviation Practice Group at Lee & Ko handles a large volume of insurance-related cases and provides extensive advisory services relating to matters such as negotiating insurance agreements, analyzing the extent of coverage determining as to whether claims fall within the scope of policy coverage, claiming insurance proceeds, making insurance payouts, etc., all drawing upon the peerless experience and expertise that Lee & Ko has developed over decades as the leading provider of legal services in this area.