As we reach a point where Thanksgiving has passed, though the December holidays are right around the corner, airports are bustling with activity, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That being said, while most of us do not consider airports unsafe, and if anything, we worry primarily about our flights as opposed to the airport itself, the truth is, serious accidents occur in airports all the time. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about airport accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of airport accidents?
While at times, accidents are simply unpreventable, the truth is, most accidents involve negligence, including those sustained in airports. Oftentimes, where airport management or staff fail to take the proper precautions, individuals can sustain serious injuries as a result. Some of the most common causes of airport accidents are unsafe parking lots and sidewalks, food poisoning from restaurants, spills left unattended on airport grounds causing slip and falls, and more. In other cases, individuals may sustain injuries on defective escalators or elevators, which may be grounds for a product liability lawsuit.
Who is responsible for an airport injury?
In most cases, as long as you can prove that airport ownership or staff knew or should have known of the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them, causing you to sustain serious injuries and incur significant damages as a result, you should have a valid premises liability claim. That being said, if you can prove that you were injured on an elevator or escalator either due to a negligent product designer, a negligent product manufacturer, or the failure to warn, you will most likely sue one of those parties in a product liability claim. Our firm can help you determine the liable party.
Finally, ensure that you do not wait too long to file your personal injury claim, as there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims in Maryland. The statute of limitations is three years, which means you will only have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Give us a call today so we can get started.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.