PITTSBURGH – A Pennsylvania woman alleges she suffered concussive brain injuries when a flight she was on hit turbulence.
Lori Kuhn filed a complaint on Feb. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Allegiant Travel Co. and Allegiant Air LLC citing the Montreal Convention.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 5, 2016, she was traveling on the defendants' Airbus A319 from the Dominican Republic to Pittsburgh when it encountered turbulence near the Bahamas. She alleges because of the turbulence, she was thrown upward and her head struck the overhead compartment. She alleges she suffered concussive brain, head and neck injuries because of the incident.
The plaintiff holds Allegiant Travel Co. and Allegiant Air LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate warning to their passengers regarding the flight entering a severe turbulence area.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants for damages, compensatory damages, interest and court costs. She is represented by Erin K. Rudert of Ainsman Levine LLC in Pittsburgh.