Generally, people are more frightened of boarding an airplane or jet than they are to simply arrive at the airport, however, under certain circumstances, airports can actually become very dangerous. If you are someone who was recently injured in an airport accident, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common causes of airport accidents?
As you know, airports are chock full of features for those waiting to board their flights, including restaurants, bars, little shops, and more. Unfortunately, since there are often so many variables in airports, staff must always be on the lookout to ensure they do not put individuals at risk. Some of the most common causes of airport accidents are slip and fall accidents in restrooms and other areas of the airport where staff did not post appropriate wet floor warnings, defective elevators/escalators, unsafe or poorly lit airport parking lots, and more.
How do I know who is responsible for an airport accident?
If you are injured in an airport accident, you will either be filing a product liability lawsuit, or a premises liability lawsuit. If you are injured due to a defective elevator design or a negligent elevator manufacturer, for example, you will most likely file a product liability lawsuit. However, if you can prove that the property owner or staff knew, or should have known about the unsafe airport conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you sustained injuries and incurred significant damages as a result, there is a very good chance you will file a premises liability lawsuit. It is critical that you retain the services of an experineced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can determine the liable party and proceed with your lawsuit in a timely fashion.
How long will I have to sue an airport for an accident in Washington D.C.?
If you are injured in an airport accident, you will have to file your lawsuit within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, meaning you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. Do not wait any longer than three years to sue, for if you do, you will most likely be time-barred from suing. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
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.