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Jonathan Ziss Discusses How Climate Change Could Increase Turbulence-Related Injury


Jonathan Ziss Discusses How Climate Change Could Increase Turbulence-Related Injury

May 4, 2023
Jonathan S. Ziss

Jonathan S. Ziss, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Aviation practice group, discussed with Business Insurance how climate change is increasing the chance of turbulence — and, consequently, turbulence-related injuries which potentially could leading to more litigation in this area.  

“While statistically air travel is considered inherently safe, any increase is worth noting and is worth thinking about,” Jonathan said. 

The airlines, Jonathan noted, also might not be the only liable party in an injury claim. 

“If the injury were sufficiently severe and it was thought that a third-party was to blame — as in bad information from air traffic control, a defective radar system or poor aircraft design — they could also pursue a claim against other entities,” he said. 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: Airplane passengers, crew exposed to injury as changing weather increases turbulence,” Business Insurance, May 3, 2023 


Jonathan S. Ziss is co-chair of the firm’s Management and Professional Liability practice, chair of its Aviation Litigation practice, and a member of its Commercial Litigation and Cybersecurity practices. He devotes much of his practice to the representation of professionals, including accountants, attorneys, bankers, design professionals, insurance agents/brokers, directors and officers, and fiduciaries, in administrative and civil proceedings. He counsels and defends not-for-profit entities such as homeowners’ associations, faith-based organizations, and others, in management liability litigation as well as non-litigated disputes. Jonathan counsels clients and litigates, arbitrates, and mediates commercial disputes in a wide range of industries, from healthcare to hospitality. In addition, as a member of the firm’s cyber incident response team, he manages compliance and loss mitigation campaigns in the aftermath of data breaches.