Airport Accidents in California | What You Need to Know

Airport Accidents in California | What You Need to Know

On a travel day, the last thing you need is to be involved in an airport accident. Believe it or not, airport accidents happen much more than you might think. Most commonly, airport accidents are caused by human error and negligent airport staff. If you have been injured in an airport, you are likely looking to recover compensation to heal.

Reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to discuss our service and how we can assist your upcoming claim. Continue reading to discover the most common causes of airport accidents, who is commonly responsible for airport accidents, and the steps to take after being injured in an airport to set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim.

What are the most common causes of airport accidents?

The most common causes of airport accidents are as follows:

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

What should I do if I have been injured in an airport accident?

Airport accidents can lead to serious, life-changing injuries. It is important to have a plan if you have been injured. To set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim, take the following steps:

  1. Notify airport security of your accident
  2. Contact the police to ensure a police report is conducted
  3. Seek immediate medical attention
  4. Collect all medical documentation relating to your treatment
  5. Photograph your injuries and the scene of your accident
  6. Collect the contact information of any witnesses
  7. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will walk you through the claims filing process to recover the compensation you require to heal

Who is responsible for airport accidents?

You may have a valid product liability claim if you were injured in an elevator or on an escalator due to a negligent product designer or a negligent product manufacturer. If 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 airport accidents claims in California?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in California. From the date of your accident, you will have two years to take legal action against the negligent party responsible for your accident. To get started as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal. Give our firm a call today.

CONTACT OUR FIRM

When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.

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