There are thousands of people going through New York airports at any given time throughout the day. That is why it is important that the grounds of an airport are properly taken care of. This ensures no travelers can become harmed during their time there. However, it is the unfortunate truth that these properties are not always maintained, thus causing personal injury accidents. These can cause serious physical, emotional, and financial damages, which is why it is possible to recover compensation. If you were injured in an airport accident, contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance.
How Do Airport Accidents Happen?
Often times, airports in the state of New York offer a variety of amenities that can keep travelers busy while they wait for their flight to take off. This can include different shops, bars, restaurants, and more. If these places are not properly maintained by staff, they can become dangerous to others. Hazards that can be caused as a result of this can include broken sidewalks, insufficient lighting, spills, defective machineries such as elevators or escalators, unsafe stairs, and more.
What Do I Do After an Airport Accident?
After an accident, it is important to contact the necessary emergency services as soon as possible. This ensures the police, as well as an ambulance, arrives at the scene. Once the police are on the scene, they can gather information regarding the incident to put into a police report. While this can help injured parties prove a case, it is also beneficial for them to speak with witnesses on their own to obtain contact information so that they can testify if need be. In addition to this, pictures and videos of the scene should be taken to use as evidence as well.
With an ambulance on the scene, injured parties can receive the treatment they need. This also ensures their injuries, their origin, and the extent of them, are documented as additional evidence for a claim.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
Airports in New York are run either at a federal, state, or county level. This makes them government property. When an injury is sustained on government property, pursuing legal action is different than other accidents. This requires the injured party to file a Notice of Claim, letting the government know a lawsuit is being brought against them. In New York, victims are allowed 90 days from the date of the injury to file a Notice of Claim.
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, 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.