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 making a personal injury claim against an airport:
Do You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer Due To An Airport Accident?
There are many ways an airport injury can occur. Common injuries can occur from escalator and equipment accidents, parking lot and car accidents, slip and fall accidents, aviation accidents, and food court accidents.
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 will examine some serious injuries that occur at airports. Whether on the tarmac or in the food court, if you have been injured in an airport, you may need a free consultation from an airport accident attorney. Do you qualify for an injury claim? Continue to learn more.
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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 represent pedestrians who were hit by a vehicle pulling in or backing out of a space, as well as auto collisions.
In the United States food lawsuits are common. A famous suit concerning food and service is the case of Lieback v. Mcdonald’s Restaurants. In 1992, 73-year-old Stella Lieback spilled a dangerously hot cup of coffee provided by the fast-food chain on her lap, which resulted in third-degree burns in her pelvic region and multiple skin grafts.
When an incident such as this one takes place in an airport food court, either the airport, the corporation operating the restaurant, or both, could be responsible for your injuries and associated costs.
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Many travelers kill time by browsing the airport’s retail and convenience stores while waiting to board their flights. If an accident happens while at a retail store that requires medical attention, you may have an injury claim.
In a retail store, slippery floors, protruding shelving, and operational equipment (e.g. a floor scrubber) that is left out can cause accidents. If you’ve had an accident in an airport retail store, you might make a claim against the airport management.
On your way up to terminals or down to baggage claim, you will likely encounter escalators. Escalators can also cause accidents when not adequately maintained. 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. Incidences such as these and others concerning escalators are responsible for injuries involving the neck and broken bones. If you have received accidental injuries relating to an airport escalator, you may have rights to an injury claim.
The baggage claim terminal in an airport has the potential to cause injury. Like the escalator, the baggage claim’s conveyor belt is a heavy, automatic piece of machinery that runs the risk of severe injury (e.g., broken bones, sprains, etc.).
Airport terminals are fast-paced environments with travelers and airport personnel constantly on the move. Often there are obstructions to the walkways allowing for potential injury. Obstacles that can cause harm include, but are not limited to, slippery areas from spills and the active cleanup of such spills by the airport staff or the blockage of passageways from a traveler’s items or unattended airport equipment.
When travelers have an accident directly involving the aircraft, jetway, or tarmac at an airport this is an aviation accident. If you have experienced a personal injury via an aviation accident as a passenger or employee, you may have an injury claim.
How Do You Know If You Have An Airport Accident Claim?
You may have a personal injury claim if you or a loved one is a victim of involuntary or accidental injury, or your loved one experienced wrongful death due to an airport accident and negligence of airport management. An accident in any part of an airport that results in personal injury, wrongful death, 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 leave the skin open and exposed to potential infection.
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 serious, deadly and can leave those who lived paralyzed.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries impact our cognitive functioning and how we think.
If a loved one experienced an untimely death because of an airport accident, you might have a personal injury claim.
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Florin|Roebig Airport Injury Lawyers
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 nationwide 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. Tragedies such as those listed in this article are avoidable. If you or a loved one is the victim of an airport management’s negligence that has resulted in injury or death, medical bills, funeral expenses, and other costs, you may be eligible for compensation.
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.