Steps to Take Following an Airport Accident in Florida
You may be seeking to recover compensation if you have been recently injured in an airport accident. To learn more about airport accidents and how victims can take legal action to recover compensation for their damages, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney. Our firm is here to help.Get Your Case Started
What are the most common causes of airport accidents?
The most common causes of airport accidents are typically forms of human error or negligence:
- Unsafe parking lots and sidewalks
- Spills left unattended
- Unsafe airport restaurant or shop conditions
- Inadequate security
- Defective airport elevators/escalators
- Poor lighting
What should I do if I have been injured in an airport accident?
It is important that you have a plan following an airport accident. Take the following steps while you are still at the scene:
- Alert airport security to make them aware of your accident.
- Call the police. They will bring medical assistance to the scene to assist you with any injuries. They will also conduct a police report.
- As soon as the ambulance arrives, seek immediate assistance.
- Collect all medical documents from your treatment.
- If there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information.
- Take photos of the scene of your accident.
- Take photos of your injuries.
- Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney for assistance filing your claim.
Who is responsible for airport accidents?
There are various scenarios that may prompt different parties to hold responsibility in an airport accident. For example, 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. The other scenario is if your accident was caused by negligent product design or product manufacturing on an elevator or escalator, you may have a valid product liability claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury airport accidents claims in Florida?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally four years in Florida, meaning you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party responsible for your injuries. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. This is because if you fail to file your claim within four years, you may risk being permanently barred from suing. To avoid this, contact our experienced personal injury lawyer today to learn how we can assist you. Our legal team will work to satisfy the burden of proof so that you can recover the compensation you deserve and require to heal.
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