Airports might be the last location on your mind when it comes to life-changing accidents. However, accidents can happen anywhere and airport accidents occur more than you might think. If you or someone you love has been injured in an airport accident, you are likely looking to recover financial compensation. Continue reading to discover the steps you should take following your airport accident. Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about how we can assist your upcoming claim.

What are the most common causes of airport accidents?

The most common factor involved in airport accidents is airport staff/management negligence. The most common causes of airport accidents include the following:

  • Defective airport elevators/escalators
  • Poor lighting
  • Unsafe parking lots and sidewalks
  • Spills left unattended
  • Unsafe airport restaurant or shop conditions
  • Inadequate security

What should I do if I have been injured in an airport accident?

It is important to have a plan after being injured in an airport accident. Take the following steps to protect yourself and your future personal injury claim:

  1. Notify airport security of your accident
  2. Ensure police conduct a report of your accident and medical attention is on the way
  3. Seek immediate medical attention and collect all medical documentation relating to your accident
  4. Photograph the hazards that caused your accident
  5. Collect the contact information of any witnesses to your accident
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof necessary to recover the compensation you deserve. Your attorney will use evidence including security camera footage, police reports, and medical documents to prove your personal injury claim.

Who is responsible for airport accidents?

You may have a valid product liability claim if you were injured in an elevator or on an escalator due to a negligent product designer or a negligent product manufacturer. You may have a valid premises liability claim if airport ownership or staff knew or should have known of and failed to fix the unsafe conditions that caused your injuries,

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury airport accidents claims in Maryland?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years from the date of your accident in Maryland. This means that you will have this amount of time to take legal action against the negligent party that is responsible for your accident and injuries. To get started with the claims process as soon as possible, give our personal injury attorney a call today to schedule your initial consultation. We are prepared to take on your case today.


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.