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What to Know About Airport Accidents in New Jersey

If you have been injured in an airport accident, it is important to understand your eligibility to recover compensation for your damages. To learn more about airport accidents and filing a successful claim, continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney.

What are the most common causes of airport accidents?

There are various causes of airport accidents. Typically, airport accidents are caused by forms of negligence. The following are the most common factors to play a role in airport accidents:

  • Unsafe parking lots and sidewalks
  • Spills left unattended
  • Unsafe airport restaurant or shop conditions
  • Inadequate security
  • Defective airport elevators/escalators
  • Poor lighting

What should I do if I have been injured in an airport accident?

In order to protect yourself and to increase your chances of filing a successful claim, it is important to take the following steps while you are still at the scene of your airport accident:

  1. Notify airport security of your accident.
  2. Contact the police and request medical attention.
  3. Seek immediate medical assistance.
  4. After your treatment, collect all medical documents.
  5. Collect any witnesses’ contact information.
  6. Take photos and videos of the scene of your accident.
  7. Take photos of your injuries.
  8. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal.

Who is responsible for airport accidents?

You may have a valid product liability claim if you can prove the following: Your accident was caused by negligent product design or product manufacturing on an elevator or escalator.

You may have a valid premises liability claim if you can prove the following: Airport staff or ownership knew of or should have known of unsafe conditions that led to your accident.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury airport accidents claims in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is generally two years. This means that following your airport accident you will have two years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. The sooner you are able to bring attention to your claim, the better. Failure to file your claim within two years of your accident can result in you being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To avoid this, reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today to begin the claims filing process as soon as possible.

Contact our Firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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