In certain cases, if my flight was canceled can I still sue the airline company? It is possible to sue on the grounds of “loss of earnings”compensation for the inconvenience”. What does this mean? When a flight is canceled due to weather, etc.
If there are some costs that were incurred by the airline company due to the cancellation you can file a claim. Whether or not you have a case depends on your own particular circumstances.
Loss of earnings is when you are forced to cancel your trip due to unavoidable circumstances. Sometimes air travelers will get sick, and their travel plans need to be altered due to illness.
Compensation for inconvenience will occur if you were inconvenienced because of the airline company’s actions, or mistakes. For example, if you were turned away at an airport due to security issues and security has been upgraded since your original flight, you can argue that you were inconvenienced by these events.
In other cases, it can be difficult to prove that you were inconvenienced, as you may not have been directly impacted by the action of the airline company. For example, if a flight is delayed by a couple of hours due to weather issues, or bad weather causes delays, you may not be able to file a case based on your inability to return to your departure point.
In addition, if the airline company did not pay for your ticket, and you do not intend to sue, then a lawyer can help. A lawyer will work with the airline company to help you file a claim for loss of earnings or compensation for inconvenience.
In most cases, a lawyer will have to contact the airline company in order to file a claim. Sometimes this is difficult due to confidentiality agreements that the airline company may have in place. The lawyer may have to go through a legal proceeding in order to get the airlines to release some information about the case.
In some cases, if the airline company is unwilling to release this information the lawyer may have to utilize a legal process that bypasses the airline company. Often the airline company has some limited liability, which allows the lawyer to represent a client in a civil matter without the consent of the airline company.
Compensation for inconvenience claims are usually not limited in nature. This means that they can be used to make a claim against almost any company. If you are traveling by air for business or pleasure, you can file a claim.
In some cases the lawsuit may be filed by you, or you may work with a lawyer to represent you. Either way, you will need to retain a lawyer who is experienced in filing these types of lawsuits.
How much compensation you receive depends on a number of factors. For example, is the amount of the lawsuit less than the amount of money you would have received had you not been inconvenienced?
In other cases the compensation may be worth more. If the airline company owes you compensation for loss of earnings or inconvenience due to a disaster or terrorism. Your lawyer can help determine how much you are entitled to by reviewing your case.