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Can I Sue an Airport For an Injury in New York State?

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Can I Sue an Airport For an Injury in New York State?

While many individuals are a bit nervous when it comes to air travel, the unfortunate reality is that airports themselves can actually be far more dangerous than riding on a jet or airplane. If you are someone who has recently sustained injuries in an airport in New York State, you must continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorney today. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process ahead:

How do airport accidents happen?

Airport accidents can happen for many reasons, as airports, in general, have so many features, such as bars, shops, and more. Oftentimes, airport accidents can be traced back to some sort of negligence, usually on the part of airport owners or staff. We frequently see injuries occur due to defective elevators, spills left unattended, unsafe airport parking lots, insufficient lighting, and more.

Can I sue an airport for an injury in New York State?

To win a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, determining liability in airport accidents can be tricky, which is why you need an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can help. In many cases, if you were injured by a defective product, such as a negligently designed elevator, you will most likely file a product liability lawsuit. That being said, if you have been injured due to a property owner who knew or should have known about an unsafe condition and failed to fix it timely, you will most likely file a premises liability lawsuit. Our firm can help you obtain and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in NY?

Under most circumstances, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in NYS is three years. That being said, oftentimes, New York airports are owned by the Port Authority. This means that you will have to file something called a Notice of Claim in a far shorter amount of time, which is why you simply cannot wait to file. Our firm is here to begin the claims process promptly on your behalf. Give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.


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