Many people throughout Maryland use air travel for business, vacation, and otherwise, which is why generally, we do not foresee any reason to worry about arriving at the airport. Unfortunately, airport accidents happen, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now looking into recovering financial compensation. Fortunately, our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys are here to help. Simply read on and speak with our firm to learn more.
How do most airport accidents happen?
Airport accidents are far from uncommon, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. They can occur in airport restaurants, parking lots, sidewalks, and more. Property owners are liable for any accidents caused by their neglect to care for their premises. So, for example, if you slip and fall on a spilled liquid that should have been cleaned, you may have a valid lawsuit against the airport property owner. On the other hand, if you were injured on a defective elevator or escalator in the airport, you may have a product liability lawsuit, where you will sue the product designer or manufacturer for negligence.
What should I do if I have been injured in an airport accident?
If you were injured in an airport accident, you must do everything you can at the scene to preserve and document evidence. For example, after calling 911, you should take pictures of the accident and the safety hazard that caused the accident. Additionally, you should ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information so they can validate your claim if need be. Finally, you should always retain the services of an experienced attorney who can use various types of evidence, including medical documents, police reports, and security camera footage to prove your personal injury claim.
How long can I wait to sue a negligent Maryland airport for an injury?
In Maryland, the wrongly injured have a certain amount of time to take legal action against a negligent party–this timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years, which means you generally have three years from the date of your accident to file a product or premises liability lawsuits. Do not wait past the three-year mark to file, for if you do, you will most likely be denied your right to sue.
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.