Airport Accidents in Maryland | What to Know

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If you have been injured in an airport accident due to no fault of your own, you may be seeking to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. To learn more about airport accidents, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney.

What are the most common causes of airport accidents?

There are many factors that may cause airport accidents. The following are the most common causes of airport accidents:

  • 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?

Take the following steps after your accident to protect yourself and to set yourself up for filing a successful claim:

  1. Notify the airport security of your accident.
  2. Contact the police. They will document your accident by conducting a police report.
  3. While you are on the phone with the authorities it is important that you request medical assistance.
  4. As soon as the ambulance arrives, seek immediate assistance.
  5. After your treatment, be sure to collect all medical documentation.
  6. Collect any witnesses’ contact information.
  7. Take photos of the scene of your accident.
  8. Take photos of your injuries.
  9. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer who will fight for your right to compensation.

Who is responsible for airport accidents?

There are a few different circumstances that may prompt different parties to be responsible for an airport accident. 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. On the other hand, 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 Maryland?

The statute of limitations for airport accident claims in Maryland is generally three years. This means that you will have three years to file your claim after the date of your accident. The sooner you are able to bring attention to your claim, the better. This is because if you fail to file your claim within three years, you could risk being time-barred from suing. To get started as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney today.

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