Many people travel throughout the summer. While a trip can be an exciting adventure, it is important to be prepared for all possible outcomes, including an airport accident. Most people don’t realize, but it is possible to sustain an injury simply on the way to your flight. Read on to learn more about airport accidents in New Jersey.
How do Airport Accidents Occur?
There are a number of ways an airport accident can occur. Some of the most common accidents include:
- An injury at baggage claim
- Slip and falls resulting from wet floors, restaurant spills, etc.
- On trams, escalators, and other transportation systems
- Airport construction and remodeling projects
- Curbside accidents: shuttles, taxis, etc.
- Parking lot accidents: poor lighting, potholes, etc.
Who is Responsible for an Airport Injury?
It can be difficult to determine who is responsible for an airport accident because there are so many different facets. As a result, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you determine the responsible party and hold them accountable.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
In order to take legal action, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. But, many airports are government-owned. In this case, you will need to file a Notice of Claim. This gives notice to the government informing them that the individual plans to bring a lawsuit against them. Individuals in New Jersey have only 90 days from the date of the accident to file a Notice of Claim. In order to ensure that your claim is filed on time, you should reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
If you are injured in an airport accident, you will need the help of a skilled and dedicated personal injury attorney. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW JERSEY FIRM
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.