What to Know About New York Airport Accidents

What to Know About New York Airport Accidents

Airport accidents can occur often and easily. With all the comings and goings, and the different facets of an airport, there are a lot of different ways to become injured. Read on to learn more about airport injuries in New York and what to do if you become injured.

How do Airport Accidents Occur?

Many airports include amenities such as shops, bars, restaurants, and more. When these locations are not properly maintained, they can become hazardous. This can include broken sidewalks, insufficient lighting, beverage spills and wet floors, defective machinery such as elevators or escalators, unsafe stairs, poorly maintained parking lots, and more.

What to do After an Accident Occurs?

If you are injured in an airport, you will want to contact the proper emergency services. Calling 911 will allow you to get the medical attention you need, while simultaneously providing you with important medical documentation. You will also want to collect evidence of your injury. This may include taking photos/ videos of the hazardous materials that caused your injury and gathering the contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident. You should reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as you are ready to begin the legal process.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

If you wish to pursue legal action, you will need to file a personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is referred to as a statute of limitations. Generally, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident in New York state is three years. This means that if you do not file your claim within three years from the date of the accident, you may lose your chance to recover compensation. If the airport is considered to be government property, as many are, you will need to file a Notice of Claim. This will let the airport know that you intend to take legal action for your injury. This will need to be filed early on. In order to ensure that you meet all the proper deadlines, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney. If you fail to meet these deadlines, you will likely lose your chance at recovering the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an airport accident, contact our firm today to discuss your case.

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