There are thousands of people that can be seen in and out of New Jersey airports on a daily basis. When the grounds of an airport are not taken care of, these individuals can be put in harm’s way, possibly resulting in a personal injury accident. These situations often cause significant physical, emotional, and financial damages that can impact a person for the rest of their life. It is because of this that compensation can be recovered with the assistance of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney.
How Do Airport Accidents Happen?
Airports in New Jersey can vary in size, however, most of them offer different amenities to keep travelers occupied while they wait to board their flights. This can include shops, bars, restaurants, and more. When these places are not properly maintained by individuals whose job it is to do so, 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. With these present, travelers can be at risk for involvement in a serious accident.
What Do I Do After an Airport Accident?
When an accident occurs at an airport, the most important thing is to contact the necessary emergency services. This informs both the police and an ambulance of the incident so that they can arrive at the scene. With the police at the scene, information can be gathered to be put into a police report. While this is helpful for a claim, it is crucial that injured parties also help themselves by obtaining information from witnesses as well as taking pictures or videos of the scene of the accident as proof. In addition to this, the individual can have their injuries treated when an ambulance arrives on the scene. With this, the injuries, their origin, and their extent can be documented as further evidence.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
Airports are run by government entities. This may be federal, state, or local. When a person is injured on government property, there is a different process in place to pursue legal action. In these cases, the injured party is required to file a Notice of Claim. This informs the government that a lawsuit is being brought against them. In the state of New Jersey, people are allowed a period of 90 days from the date of their injury to file a Notice of Claim.
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.