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Liability in Airport Accidents —Who is Responsible for Your Injuries?

You will pass through one or more airports nationwide or worldwide if you depend on flying to get where you are going. Every day, thousands of people pass through airports, and mishaps do occur. You could be entitled to compensation if the airport or airline’s carelessness resulted in these accidents. Consult an experienced attorney today to get the legal assistance you deserve. 

Common airport injuries 

Traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, fractures, and lacerations can result from airport injuries, particularly from falls. Airport injuries can result from falls, transportation mishaps, and poor upkeep.

Transportation injuries 

You could sustain an injury as you make your way through the airport with your bags:

  • Electric carts
  • Luggage retrieval areas or conveyor belts
  • Passenger transport vehicles (vans, shuttles, trains, buses, etc.)
  • Elevators, moving sidewalks, escalators, or stairs

Slips and falls 

Falls, slips, and trips happen often and can result in catastrophic injuries, particularly in the hectic setting of airports. The following scenarios might result in you tripping, falling, or sliding at an airport:

  • Improper carpet or flooring maintenance
  • Restaurants, restrooms, food courts, lounge spaces, and retail establishments with wet or waxed flooring
  • Moving sidewalks or malfunctioning elevators
  • Slick surfaces on tarmac or boarding ramps

Inadequate maintenance 

The upkeep of secure travel environments is the duty of airport management. The following are examples of inadequate maintenance. However, they are not the only ones:

  • Broken or loose handrails
  • Lack of security personnel or systems
  • Poor lighting in parking garages, bathrooms, and hallways
  • Trip dangers in escalators, elevators, and walkways.
  • Icy sidewalks or runways
  • Uneven airplane ramps

Who is liable for an airport accident? 

The person whose activities cause an airport accident is accountable for the accident. In the event of an airport accident, the owner of the airport, any firm doing operations there, and even other travelers may be held accountable. 

Airport mishaps may be the responsibility of the airlines themselves, and you might not even need to demonstrate negligence on their part to prevail in court.

In general, someone who behaves carelessly may be held accountable for an incident at an airport. Anybody who disregards the need to exercise a reasonable degree of care for passengers’ safety might face consequences. 

You need to find out who caused the disaster and try to bring them to justice. If you are injured while boarding or disembarking from an aircraft, the airline could be held accountable even if there is no evidence of their fault. An experienced attorney can tell you more about your situation, so schedule an appointment today. 

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