The holiday season is right around the corner, which means countless individuals will be traveling to see friends and family. While most of us worry about the flight more than the airport itself, there are times where airports become unsafe, generally due to airport management or staff. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about airport accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common causes of airport accidents?
In many cases, accidents are simply unavoidable. However, oftentimes, serious accidents are caused by negligence, usually on the part of airport management or staff. They are in charge of ensuring that the premises is safe for all, and when they fail to do so, people can sustain serious injuries as a result. Some of the most common airport accidents are caused by spills left unattended in airports or airport restrooms causing slip and falls, food poisoning from airport restaurants, unsafe airport parking lots or sidewalks, or even defective elevators or escalators. That being said, in most cases, you will file a premises liability claim, however, if you were injured due to a negligent elevator/escalator designer or manufacturer, you may file a product liability claim. You must hire an experienced attorney who can determine the liable party.
What should I do after sustaining an injury in an airport accident?
After sustaining an injury, if possible, you should take the following steps to document the incident:
- Call the police.
- Notify airport management of the accident.
- Take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident.
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
- Seek immediate medical treatment.
- Receive all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury from your doctor.
- Retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.
How long will I have to sue an airport for an injury in Texas?
In most cases, the wrongly injured will have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you through every step of the claims process today.
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If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.