Fear of flying is a popular phobia. But, not many people worry about simply being in the airport, waiting for their flight. Airports have a ton of different amenities, and as a result, there are many different facets to maintain. If an airport is not properly maintained, a lot can go wrong. Read on to find out more about the most common airport accidents and what to do in the event of an injury.
Common Airport Accidents
With all the different facets of an airport, there are a lot of ways for an injury to occur. The most common injuries include:
- Slip and falls on spilled beverages or wet bathroom floors
- Faulty elevators or escalators
- Airport construction or renovation projects
- Airport transportation
- Parking lot accidents
- Curbside accidents
- Baggage claim accidents
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
When it comes to a personal injury case, you will need to prove that negligence occurred, causing your accident. To do this, you will want to gather evidence. Seek medical help– this will ensure your injuries are tended to while simultaneously providing you with documentation of your injuries. Further proof may include taking photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident. Additionally, you will want to collect the contact information of anyone who witnessed your injury occur. A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to gather more evidence, such as security footage of the incident.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you likely deserve compensation. An injury can take a major toll, physically, financially, and emotionally. In order to receive compensation for these burdens, you will need to make sure you file your personal injury claim on time. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years from the date of the injury. This means if you do not file your claim within two years, you will likely lose your chance to recover compensation. Additionally, most airports are considered government property. In this case, you will have to file a Notice of Claim, warning the other party of your intent to sue. This must be done early on in the process. To ensure that you meet all deadlines, contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an airport, contact us today.
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Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.