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Hi thereCheck your rights here http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en.htm
If your registered luggage is lost, damaged or delayed, you may be entitled to compensation from the airline, up to about €1,220
Exception – if damage is caused by an inherent defect in the baggage itself.
Hand baggage (including personal items)
The carrier is liable if it was responsible for the damage.
Make sure to file your claim within 7 days of receiving your luggage (or 21 days if your luggage was delayed).
If you wish to pursue other legal action, you must do so within 2 years of the date your luggage arrives.
If you are travelling with expensive items, you might be able – for a fee – to obtain a compensation limit higher than €1,223 by making a special advance declaration to the airline – at the latest when you check in. Though the best thing is really to take out private travel insurance.
There is no standard form for the special declaration. It is up to the airlines to choose the type of form they provide.
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_recreation/air_travel/airline_liability.htmlIf before reading you feel you need an attorneys help, the best way to found him its in the closer US consulate, where we could find local attorneys who will help us
http://germany.usembassy.gov/germany/img/assets/9057/berlin_attorneys2007.pdf Thank you and sorry for the inconvenientI lost my own baggage in New York and I have to say I recibed a very good treatment from the airport autorities
Thank you for your reply, but I am already familiar with the law and the time limits involved. I have already been through all that. I used this forum specifically to locate a a qualified attorney in Berlin who would represent me there in a German court of competent jurisdiction, as well as specific legal advice as to the small claims procedures I could use, and what the cost would be to me for a lawyer to handle it.
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