Can I Sue an Airport For an Accident in Washington D.C.?

When it comes to air travel, most of us fear flying far more than arriving at the airport. However, the unfortunate reality is that in many cases, airports pose serious risks to individuals. If you have been injured in an airport accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.

What are some of the most common causes of airport accidents?

Airports have various features that extend far beyond their waiting areas. For example, airports have stores, bars, bathrooms, restaurants, and more. Unfortunately, the more variables there are, the greater the chance there is of an accident occurring. Some of the most common types of airport accidents stem from negligent airport employers or staff. Prevalent types of airport negligence can include spills in restrooms or elsewhere left unattended, causing slip and fall accidents, unsafe or poorly lit airport parking lots, defective elevators/escalators in the airports, and more.

How do I sue for an airport accident in Washington D.C.?

Airport accidents are complex, because oftentimes, it is very challenging to determine liability. For example, in many cases, the airport owner/employer is responsible. However, in other cases, if your accident was caused by a defective product, you may have a lawsuit against a product designer or manufacturer. This is why it is so crucial you retain the services of an experienced legal team who can determine liability and satisfy the burden of proof.

In a premises liability lawsuit, your attorney will have to gather and present evidence that clearly illustrates that the airport property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard, failed to fix it in a timely fashion, injuring you as a result. You should understand, however, that whether you file a premises or product liability lawsuit, you have a limited amount of time to do so. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years, which means you will generally have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started on your behalf–the sooner you reach out, the better off you will be.

Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm

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.