Fear of flying is a common phobia that many face. But, not many people expect to become injured on the ground, simply waiting for their flight. In reality, airport accidents are a common occurrence. If you are involved in an airport accident, you can become seriously injured. Read on to learn more about New Jersey airport accidents and what to do in the event of an injury.
What are Common Airport Injuries?
Airports have almost every amenity you could need. As a result, there are a lot of different facets that must be maintained. For example, a slip and fall injury could occur if a drink is spilled outside of a restaurant, or the bathroom floors become wet. An injury can occur while someone utilizes stairs, escalators or elevators in an airport. Additionally, with all the comings and goings, airport parking lots can become hazardous if not properly lit or maintained. Construction projects and large crowds can also be a source of injury.
Who is Responsible for an Airport Injury?
It can be difficult to determine who is at fault for an airport injury, so it is important to speak with an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney. If you are injured by unsafe conditions, such as slipping on a spilled beverage that should have been cleaned, you may have a case for premises liability. If you are injured by an escalator or elevator, you may have a case for product liability. Regardless, you will have to prove that some form of negligence caused your accident.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally 2 years. This means that you will have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you do not file in time, you may lose your chance to receive compensation. Because airports are often considered to be government property, you will need to file a Notice of Claim, notifying the airport that you intend to sue. Filing a Notice of Claim has a much smaller window of time, so you will want to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an airport, reach out to our firm today. We want to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
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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.