Airport Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Should Know

Airports in Washington D.C. are heavily-trafficked, including the Washington Dulles International Airport, the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In most cases, travelers navigate through these airports and board their flights without issue, however, certain passengers are not as lucky, and instead sustain serious injuries at the airport. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about airport accidents and how our firm can assist you through the premises liability claims process if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes and types of airport accidents?

Airport accidents can occur for many different reasons, though they are often a result of airport staff/management negligence. The most common causes and types of airport accidents include defective airport elevators/escalators, unsafe airport parking lots and sidewalks, poor lighting, inadequate security, spills left unattended, unsafe airport restaurant or shop conditions, and more.

What should I do after sustaining an injury in an airport?

If you’ve been injured in an airport accident, as long as you are physically capable, you should take several steps to increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. You should first notify airport security of your accident and ensure police write up a report of your injury. You should then photograph the unsafe conditions that caused your accident and ask any witnesses of your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. From here, you should ensure that you receive immediate medical treatment and obtain all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury. Finally, you should retain the services of a knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf, such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened. Be sure to speak with our firm sooner, rather than later, as there is a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims in Washington D.C., and if you wait any longer than the statute of limitations allows, you will most likely be permanently time-barred from suing. If you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to speak with our seasoned firm today. We are ready to guide you through every step of the claims process ahead–all you have to do is give us a call.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.