Injuries to Tourists and Travelers

Injuries to Tourists and Travelers

Injured while on vacation in the United States or a U.S. resident who was injured while traveling outside the United States?

United States residents injured while traveling abroad on aircraft, ships and on foreign trips may be able to recover compensation in the United States for the harm they have suffered outside the country. So, too, may their relatives if they have been killed.

We Are Experienced In Handling Foreign Claims

Walker, Hamilton & Kearns, LLP has extensive experience in handling cases involving aircraft, ships and foreign accidents and the expertise to determine whether, in any given case, a claimant may have the opportunity of obtaining access to justice though an American court rather than having to pursue a claim in a foreign country.

Examples of Cases Handled Include:

  • Nevada resident injured in Nurnberg Airport, Germany while in transit to her international flight.
  • International air passenger in transit from London to San Francisco suffering internal injuries from swallowing foreign object concealed in airline meal.
  • UK resident dies from internal injuries suffered in cruise ship cabin during near capsize of cruise ship in Florida.

Assistance in Securing a Foreign Lawyer

Sometimes, if we cannot secure jurisdiction for a claim in the United States, we may be able help you find a lawyer in a foreign jurisdiction, especially Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.

  • Are you an injured tourist or visitor?
  • Has an accident spoiled your holiday?
  • Has an injury ruined your business trip?
  • Are you having problems with hospital bills, travel or medical insurance?
  • Are you a foreign lawyer who needs an ethical and skilled U.S. attorney for your client?

If you answered “yes" to any of these questions, then you should talk to us.

See more Representative Cases below.

Experience and Success for International Clients

We are a very successful personal injury law firm in San Francisco, California that specializes in representing international clients in personal injury cases throughout the U.S.A. Our clients include tourists, business travelers, foreign nationals and families from countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Canada, South Africa, Israel, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.

Personal Attention

We provide personal attention to each client so that even if you are living in another country, you will have easy access to our lawyers and focused attention to your case. Our international counsel resides in the United Kingdom and if you live there or in Europe, his free consultation and advice is immediately available.

Our International Connections

We are members of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) in the United Kingdom and The Pan European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL). Our attorneys have lectured at international personal injury seminars in Canada, England, Europe and South Africa.

Foreign Lawyers Choose Us

We frequently co-counsel with lawyers in other jurisdictions to ensure that our clients receive complete and cost-effective representation. Foreign lawyers choose to work with Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP because:

  • We are always professional and focus on serving our clients’ best interests;
  • We are ethical and abide by the fee and cost referral arrangements we make with our referring lawyers; and
  • We understand the practical aspects of working with different legal systems.

Injured Outside the United States?

If you are a United States resident who has been injured while travelling abroad, click here.

Contact Our International Counsel Today

If you have been injured or represent an injured party, contact our international counsel today for a free consultation.

Representative Cases

All Types of Cases

We have successfully handled cases of all types. These include vehicle collisions, unsafe premises and streets, helicopter and aircraft crashes, injuries on trains and boats and recreational activities such as skiing, horse riding, zip line riding and injuries on tour excursions.

All Locations in California and the USA

Whether it is a cable car collision in San Francisco, a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, a pedestrian knocked down by a cyclist in Central Park, New York, or a cruise liner roll over in Florida waters, we have successfully resolved cases all over the USA. Sometimes we can resolve such cases before litigation is required and sometimes we co-counsel with top local attorneys to achieve the most effective representation for our clients.


Foreign Object in Airline Meal


Bus Crash Injures Foreign Tourists

UK Travelers in Wine Country Collision

Texas Freeway Collision

Sep, 132018

Foreign Object in Airline Meal

$1,000,000 settlement received for person who suffered internal injuries due to a foreign object in international airline meal

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Jul, 082020

Foreign Tourists in Nevada Bus Crash

$14,000,000 settlement in Nevada bus crash case involving multiple serious injury claims for foreign tourists

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Jul, 152020

UK Travelers in Wine Country Collision

Truck with defective brakes kills UK visitor in California wine country collision.

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Jul, 152020

Texas Freeway Collision

Texas freeway cross over collision severely injures California family.

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