What to Know About Airport Accidents in Maryland

If you have been injured in an airport accident, you may be seeking to recover compensation for your damages. To learn more about filing a claim following an airport accident, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney for assistance. We are here to help.

How do most airport accidents occur?

The most common causes of airport accidents are typically forms of negligence, including the following factors:

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

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 following your accident:

  1. Notify airport security.
  2. Contact the police. They should conduct a police report to document the accident.
  3. Take photos of the scene of your accident.
  4. Take photos of your injuries.
  5. Collect any witnesses’ contact information
  6. Seek immediate medical attention.
  7. After your treatment is complete, collect all medical documents.
  8. Retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof necessary to recover the compensation you deserve.

Who is responsible for an airport injury?

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 product liability claim. If you can prove that airport ownership or staff knew or should have known of and failed to fix the unsafe conditions that caused your injuries, you may have a valid premises liability claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally three years in Washington D.C. This means that you will have three years to take legal action against the negligent party responsible for your injuries. This time period is important to understand because failure to file your claim within three years can result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. To begin this process today, reach out to our knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. Our legal team will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. Give our firm a call today to get started.


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.