What to Know About Airport Accidents in California

If you have been injured in an airport accident due to another party’s negligence, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney to learn how you may be able to take legal action to recover compensation for your damages. Continue reading to learn more about airport accidents and the steps to take after you have sustained injuries.

What are the most common causes of airport accidents?

The following are the most common causes of airport accidents in California:

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

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

Take the following steps after being injured in an airport accident while you are still at the scene of the accident:

  1. Notify airport security.
  2. Call the police. They will be able to bring an ambulance to the scene. They will also document the accident by conducting a police report.
  3. Seek immediate medical attention.
  4. Collect all medical documentation.
  5. Take photos of the scene of your accident, any hazards that played a part in your accident, and your injuries.
  6. If there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information including their name, email address, and phone number.
  7. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer who will fight for your right to compensation.

Who is responsible for airport accidents?

If airport staff or ownership knew of the unsafe conditions that caused your injuries and failed to fix them, you may have a valid premises liability claim. You may have a valid product liability claim if your accident was caused by negligent product design or product manufacturing on an elevator or escalator.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury airport accidents claims in California?

The statute of limitations for airport accident claims is generally two years in California. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party who is responsible for causing your accident. The sooner you are able to bring attention to your claim, the better. It is important to be aware of this time period because failure to file your claim within two years may cause you to be barred from suing. To get started with the claims filing process as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today.


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.