As the number of passengers who travel through air increases every day, the number of airport accidents increases despite strict precautions taken by Federal Aviation Administration. Although air travel itself has become safer over time, airports have increasingly become places where passengers sustain serious injuries due to negligence and dangerous infrastructure. The most common types of airport accidents include falling on slippery floors, escalators or boarding ramps. In most cases, people involved in an airport accident have no idea what to do and fail to seek compensation for the injuries they sustain.
What should you do if you were involved in an airport accident?
A vast majority of people assume that there is no remedy available to them for the injuries they have sustained in an accident that took place at an airport. It’s mostly due to lack of awareness or the assumption that since the accident occurred in an airport outside their state or country, they do not have a case in the United States. Any personal injury lawyer familiar with aviation law would tell you that you can seek remedy for injuries sustained in any airport around the world. Although the process might be a tad complicated due to the involvement of multiple state governments and agencies, an attorney experienced in dealing with airport accidents will be able to assist you in filing a claim.
How can a personal injury lawyer help you with an airport accident claim?
At its core, the term personal injury refers to any bodily harm incurred by the claimant. If you have sustained an injury which has caused you physical or mental pain, a personal injury lawyer is a person you should consult with as they are trained, and have the experience to deal with cases of this nature. Since airport accidents can occur anywhere, in different jurisdictions thousands of miles away from your home state, the gathering of evidence to substantiate your claim would require a great deal of effort and knowledge of different state laws. An attorney with vast experience dealing with such cases would be better equipped to help you deal with an injury or harm you sustained.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens, P.C. today at 847-395-2200 to speak with an experienced attorney on this topic.