Are you planning on taking a trip this summer? If so, it is important to know about airport accidents. Unfortunately, airport accidents occur more often than you may expect, and they can result in serious injuries. Read on to learn more about airport accidents in New York and what to do in the event of an injury.
How do Airport Accidents Occur?
Airports have a number of different amenities to keep guests comfortable and entertained while they wait for their flights. If these amenities are not maintained at all times, guests can become seriously injured. The most common airport injuries include:
- Slip and falls: you may encounter a spilled beverage or a wet bathroom floor
- Airport construction, renovations, and debris
- Faulty elevators and escalators
- Poorly maintained parking lots: potholes, insufficient lighting and security
- Curbside accidents
- Shuttle accidents
Who is Responsible for an Airport Accident?
There are a number of parties involved when it comes to airport establishments. As a result, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault when an accident occurs. To determine the liable party, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
If you are injured in an airport accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to file your claim in time. In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident. Failing to file on time will mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. But, when it comes to an airport accident, you will likely have to file a Notice of Claim. For the most part, airports are government-owned entities. A Notice of Claim serves to notify the government that you intend to pursue legal action. This takes place early on in the process, and missing the deadline can mean you will be barred from taking legal action. To avoid missing any important deadlines, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in an airport accident in New York, our firm is here to advocate for you. Reach out today to speak with an experienced and dedicated attorney.
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.