The airports in New York serve as a major hub for travelers all over the world. It is because of this that they can become crowded with thousands of people at any given time. When the grounds of an airport are not properly taken care of, these people can be put in danger of being involved in a personal injury accident. This can result in significant physical, emotional, and financial damages that can impact the individual for the rest of their life. That is why it is possible to recover compensation as coverage for these damages. If you were injured in an airport accident, it is important to contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney.
How Do Airport Accidents Happen?
The majority of airports in the state of New York have several amenities in order to keep their travelers entertained as they wait for their flights. This can include shops, bars, restaurants, and more. When these places are not maintained by those whose job it is to do so, travelers can be put in harm’s way by any hazards that arise as a result. 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 happens, the most important thing to do first is to contact the necessary emergency services. This ensures both the police and an ambulance arrives at the scene. Once the police arrive, they can gather the proper information that is needed to file a police report. However, while this can help a case, injured parties should also speak with witnesses on their own to obtain contact information. In addition to this, it is beneficial to take pictures of videos of the scene to be used as evidence later on.
When an ambulance arrives, they can provide treatment to the injured party and ensure their injury is taken care of. This also provides detailed documentation of the injury’s origin and the extent to be used in court.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
Airports are run either federally, at a state level, or by a county. It is because of this that they are considered government property. When a person is injured on government property, the process of pursuing legal action is different than other personal injury accidents. In order to sue a privately-owned entity, the injured party is required to file a Notice of Claim. This lets the government know that a lawsuit is being brought against them. New York allows 90 days from the date of the injury to file a Notice of Claim.
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A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!