If you’ve had a fall at the airport, or another common accident, you may need a personal injury lawyer. Here’s everything you need to know about personal injury at the airport:
Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer Due To An Airport Accident?
There are many ways an airport injury can occur. We’ll talk about some common accidents that happen, like escalator and equipment accidents, parking lot and car accidents, slip and fall accidents, aviation accidents and food court accidents.
Clearly, there are plenty of opportunities to get hurt in an airport, and they may not all be what you would expect. In this article, we’ll examine serious injuries that occur at airports. Whether on the tarmac or in the food court, if you’ve been injured in an airport, you may need a free consultation from an airport accident attorney. Do you qualify for an injury claim? Learn more with this article.
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From Parking Lots To Jetways: Examining Airport Accidents
There are countless ways an accident in an airport can occur. But when it does, it can be life changing. Here are some common airport locations and the accidents that happen in them:
Car Accidents And Parking Lots
Anywhere there are cars you find accidents, and the parking lot of an airport is no exception. Car accident attorneys try parking lot cases every day. These include pedestrians who were hit by a car pulling in or backing out of a space, as well as auto collisions.
Food lawsuits are fairly common in the United States. Most people have heard about the woman who sued McDonald’s when she was injured on her lower body by a boiling hot cup of coffee. The elderly victim here, Stella Liebeck, won her lawsuit against the megacorporation McDonald’s, that served a cup of coffee around 190 degrees Fahrenheit, a negligent and dangerously hot temperature that caused Ms. Liebeck to sustain serious injury and multiple medical bills.
If an incident like this one occurs at a food court in an airport, the airport or corporation operating the restaurant, or both, could be responsible for your injuries and associated costs.
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Some people kill time in airports by browsing the retail stores, while others go there for last minute necessities like a toothpaste, or a book for the flight. No matter why someone decides to shop, if the retail perusing becomes dangerous you may have an injury claim.
In a retail store, slippery floors and protruding shelving can cause accidents. If operational equipment, like a floor scrubber, is left out, it can also pose a threat to shoppers. Other scenarios, like selling souvenir knives, hot sauce or other novelty items can lead to serious injury or death if not properly managed. If you’ve had an accident in a retail store, you might make a claim against the airport management.
On your way up to terminals or down to baggage claim, you might encounter escalators. Escalators are a common piece of airport equipment but escalators also cause accidents when not properly maintained or attended. An escalator can cause harm by catching a passengers clothing or luggage and tugging them down, or if the fingers of a child or adult become stuck in the small openings around the escalator. Escalators can also be responsible for things like neck injury and broken bones from falling incidents where people take a tumble down the escalator. They pose a dangerous venue for accidents and could result in an injury claim.
Similarly to the escalator, the baggage claim area is another place in the airport that’s rife with potential danger due to self propelled equipment that helps control the flow of elevator traffic and logistics. Baggage claim terminals have a rotating belt where workers moving luggage from the plane into the building can place luggage on one side, and the belt will move the luggage to the other side where passengers are waiting to grab it. Anytime there’s unmanned heavy equipment running automatically, you run the risk of severe injury that includes broken bones and serious injury.
Airport terminals are full of fast moving people, like other passengers trying to make sure they are in the right spot, and workers who move urgently to ensure passengers follow boarding rules and planes leave on time as scheduled. For terminals with slippery floors, fall accidents can be a problem in this fast paced environment. Other hazards include personal charging and workstation terminals with wall plugs, equipment obstructing walkways and more.
Aviations accidents occur when anyone in an airport has an accident directly involving the aircraft, jetway or tarmac at an airport. Government entities have airport compliance regulations to limit the number of aviations that occur each year, including OSHA standards for safe aviation, but that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. Whether an employee or customer, if you’ve experienced an aviation accident like being a passenger trapped in a cabin fire or burning yourself on the hot engine or exhaust pipe as a worker unloading luggage, you may have an injury claim if it resulted in expensive personal injury.
How Do You Know If You Have An Airport Accident Claim?
If you or a loved one is an injury victim or your loved one experienced a wrongful death as a result of an airport accident and negligence of airport management. It’s possible you have a personal injury claim. An accident in any part of an airport and results in personal injury, including death, and medical bills and other expenses might be eligible for a claim. Here are some common injuries that happen when people have airport injury claims:
Cuts, scratches and burns that leave skin open and exposed to potential infection are referred to as lacerations.
Any bone you break at an airport might mean you have an injury claim on your hands.
Neck injuries are dangerous and can be life threatening. These include things like whiplash, pulled muscles and some spine injuries.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury occurs when you break or damage vertebrae on the spine. Spine injuries are dangerous, deadly and can leave those who lived paralyzed.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries impact our cognitive functioning and how we think. They can even impact an accident victim’s entire personality.
If a wrongful death has occurred as a result of an airport accident, you may have a personal injury claim.
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The law firm of Florin|Roebig is experienced and will skillfully manage your injury case, starting with a free consultation. We are nationally recognized accident attorneys who have been hailed for years as among the best attorneys in the country by US News & World Report.
If you need accident attorneys who will work diligently to ensure your claim is paid, Florin|Roebig is right for you. We operate all over the United States and have prosecuted claims from major airports and airport retailers across the country.
You can’t rely on an overworked airport manager to ensure you get the treatment you need to compensate you for broken bones, traumatic brain injury or even wrongful death. These tragedies can be avoided, and if the negligence of airport management is to blame for your injury or the death of a loved one, you deserve compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses and other costs associated with your personal injury lawsuit.
Do you have a personal injury claim that resulted from a dangerous condition in an airport? We have accident lawyers ready to take on your case. Call today for a free case evaluation.