Lion Air Flight 610

Help for Victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 Crash

On October 29, 2018, the latest in a string of high-profile aviation disasters struck Southeast Asia.  Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the water off the north coast of Karawang Regency, Indonesia just 13 minutes after take-off en route from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in the capital of Jakarta to Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia — killing all 189 people aboard.

Authorities have learned a great deal about the potential causes of the accident in the weeks since the accident.  Though the investigation is a work-in-progress, early reports indicate that various parties, ranging from Lion Air to Boeing, could potentially be to blame for the crash.

During such a horrific time, the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Podhurst Orseck go out to the families of the passengers of Lion Air Flight 610.

After a major aviation accident like Lion Air Flight 610, surviving family members often find their pain and anxieties are further exacerbated by the uncertainty surrounding the disaster.  Victims should know there is help for them in their grief.  Please visit our Resources for Families page for a list of support organizations, government contacts, information on international aviation laws and detailed safety data. Also, visit our News page for the latest developments on the crash.

Since our founding, we have been advocating on behalf of victims and their families from over 100 crashes around the world — these include many landmark cases that have led to fundamental changes and improvements in the aviation industry.

Steven C. Marks and the attorneys at Podhurst Orseck have served as lead counsel, appointed court counsel and/or counsel representing victims and families in a number of commercial major airline crashes over the past 30 years. Steve’s experience includes serving as co-lead trial counsel representing the victims of the Silk Air Flight MI185, which crashed into the Musi River in Palember, Indonesia during its flight from Jakarta to Singapore in December 1997.

The Podhurst Orseck attorneys are actively monitoring the investigations as to what caused Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Flight 302 to crash and are representing families of the passengers. Please see below the latest news about the investigations and check back frequently for updates.

Foremost, victims should know there is help for them in their grief. Visit our Resources for Families page for a list of support organizations, government contacts, information on international aviation laws and detailed safety data. Also visit our News page for the latest developments on the Malaysia flight and our Firm page to learn more about the landmark cases our Miami aviation litigation firm has handled since its founding in 1967.

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