Many people throughout the state of Texas use jet travel to get from place to place, whether on vacation, for work, or otherwise. If you live in Dallas, there is a very good chance you’ve used the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at least once in your life, and, chances are, you’ve gone through the airport and your flight without incident. Unfortunately, airport accidents do happen, and if you are someone who has recently sustained an injury in an airport accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable Dallas personal injury lawyers to learn more about airport accidents and how we can help if you’ve been wrongfully harmed in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What causes airport accidents?
Airport accidents can occur for a number of reasons, though they are most frequently the result of airport staff or management negligence. Some of the most common causes and types of airport accidents are as follows:
- Spills left unattended, causing serious slip and fall accidents.
- Accidents in airport restaurants or shops
- Defective airport escalators/elevators
- Food poisoning
- Unsafe airport parking lots/sidewalks
- Poor lighting
- Negligent or inadequate security
What should I do if I am hurt in an airport accident?
If you are injured in an airport accident, the first thing you should do is notify a security guard of the incident and call the police. You should then take pictures of the unsafe airport conditions that caused your accident and ask any witnesses for their name, phone number, and email address so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. You should also ensure that you seek immediate medical treatment, as your health and well-being are paramount. Once you are treated in a hospital, you should ensure that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Texas personal injury lawyer who can work to obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, such as airport surveillance footage of your accident as it happened. Do not wait any longer than two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party, for if you do, there is a very good chance that you will lose your right to sue, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years. The sooner you speak with our firm, the better off you will be.
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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.