Many of us depart or arrive at New York’s Laguardia or JFK airports. Though we tend to typically be more nervous about the flight itself and not the airport, the truth is, airport accidents and injuries do happen, and if you’ve been hurt, our firm is here to help. Airport staff must vigilantly maintain the premises, and if they fail to do so and you’re injured, you may very well qualify for financial compensation in a personal injury claim. Read on and reach out to a dedicated NYC personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about how we cal help if you’re injured in an airport accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common causes of accidents in airports?
Accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but in most cases, they are due to a failure to maintain safe premises. Some of the most common hazards we see in airports are as follows:
- Spilled liquids left uncleared away, posing a slip and fall hazard
- Defective elevators or escalators
- Debris left uncleared away
- Unsafe walkways
- Inadequate security
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after an airport accident?
To qualify for compensation after an airport accident, you will have to prove that you were injured as a result of another party’s negligence. For example, if you can prove that the premises were improperly or inadequately maintained, there is a very good chance you will be able to win the compensation you need. Just some of the most useful forms of evidence can include:
- Surveillance footage of your accident
- Pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident
- Witness statements
- Medical documents
How long do I have to sue
However, as with any other personal injury claim, you have a certain amount of time to file, known as the statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years, which means you are granted three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be denied the compensation you deserve. Do not let this happen–simply contact our firm today.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM
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 866-886-0892 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.