With the holiday season right around the corner, countless individuals will be traveling to see their friends and families. In many cases, this involves air travel. While most of us do not see simply arriving at the airport as the most frightening part of the trip, the truth is, airport accidents occur more often than you may think. If you are someone who has been injured in an airport accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of airport accidents?
Airport accidents can happen for various reasons, and at times, they are simply unavoidable. However, at other times, they are the result of negligence, usually on the part of airport management or staff. Some of the most common causes of airport accidents include spills left unattended causing slip and falls, unsafe airport parking lots or sidewalks, food poisoning from airport restaurants, or even injuries due to poorly designed or negligent manufactured airport elevators or escalators.
Who is responsible for injuries sustained in an airport?
After sustaining a serious injury in an airport, the first thing you should do is retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can determine the liable party. For example, if our firm determines that you were injured because airport management or staff either knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions, failed to fix them, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result, we will most likely file a premises liability claim. On the other hand, if your attorney determines that you were injured because of a defective product, such as a negligently manufactured or designed elevator/escalator, we will most likely file a product liability lawsuit.
How long will I have to sue after sustaining an injury in Maryland?
The wrongly injured will generally have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action after an injury, in accordance with Maryland’s statute of limitations. If you wait any longer than three years to sue, you will most likely be permanently time-barred from doing so. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you must do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.