Domestic carriage – liability for passenger injury or death

Governing laws

What laws in your state govern the liability of an air carrier for passenger injury or death occurring during domestic carriage?

As noted in question 1 - by virtue of Latvia’s membership of the European Union, the applicability of the Montreal Convention is extended to cover purely domestic air carriages alike (article 1, 2nd sentence of the 9 October 1997 Regulation (EC) No. 2027/97 on air carrier liability in respect of the carriage of passengers and their baggage by air).

Nature of carrier liability

What is the nature of, and conditions, for an air carrier’s liability?

See question 11.

Liability limits

Is there any limit of a carrier’s liability for personal injury or death?

See question 11.

Main defences

What are the main defences available to the air carrier?

See question 11.

Damages

Is the air carrier’s liability for damages joint and several?

See question 11.

Rule for apportioning fault

What rule do the courts in your state apply to apportioning fault when the injury or death was caused in whole or in part by the person claiming compensation or the person from whom the right is derived?

See question 11.

Statute of limitations

What is the time within which an action against an air carrier for injury or death must be filed?

See question 11.