Can I Sue an Airport for an Injury in Washington D.C.?

Airports are generally the least dangerous and frightening part of air travel, though unfortunately, airports can also become extremely dangerous. If you plan on flying in to spend time with your family this holiday season, there is a very good chance you will find yourself passing through the airport, and if you are injured, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can fight for the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable firm today. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am injured in an airport accident?

If you are injured in an airport accident due to no fault of your own, you should begin documenting evidence surrounding your case as soon as possible. If you can, try to do the following:

  1. Call the police and notify security guards/airport management of the accident.
  2. Take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
  3. Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
  4. Seek immediate medical treatment.
  5. Once treated, ask your doctor for all medical bills/documentation surrounding your injury.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can determine the liable party and from there, work to gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. If airport management or staff knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and you sustained an injury and significant damages as a result, we will most likely file a premises liability claim. However, if you were injured because of a defective product or machine, such as an elevator, you may have a valid product liability lawsuit. Our firm can accurately assess your situation.

How long will I have to file a personal injury claim for a slip and fall accident in Washington D.C.?

When someone is injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, it is critical that they take legal action in accordance with Washington D.C.’S statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years, you will, in most cases, have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Do not make this mistake–we can help you today.


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.