Injuries at the Airport
Flying is stressful. Increased security after 9/11 requires that you arrive at the airport earlier than ever, and once you get to your gate you face cranky airline personnel and overbooked flights. It’s enough to make travel by car or bus look attractive.
Unfortunately, many people can also be injured at the airport. Modern airports are full of potential hazards, and you will want to meet with an experienced premises liability lawyer to discuss whether you can hold someone legally accountable for your injuries.
Possible Airport Injuries
With luck, the only injury you’ll suffer at the airport is a delayed flight which might cost you the price of a hotel room for the night. However, other people suffer serious personal injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Cuts or lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
These injuries can take months to heal, and some might leave you permanently disabled or with chronic pain. At an airport, you might get injured by:
- Tripping and falling on jetways or boarding ramps
- Slipping on wet floors
- Falling on escalators
- Suffering food poison when eating at a restaurant or café in the airport
- Colliding with another vehicle in the parking lot
- Riding in a shuttle bus that malfunctions or collides with another object
These are only some of the ways that flyers suffer injuries whenever they visit the airport. Each case is different, and only a qualified premises liability attorney can advise you of your rights.
Bringing a Lawsuit
Some travelers wrongly think that they must be a U.S. citizen before they can bring a lawsuit for personal injuries in a United States court. The opposite is true. Florida courts are open to anyone who has suffered a personal injury in a Florida airport, regardless of their nationality. Of course, some barriers—like language differences—make suing somewhat difficult for some international travelers, but you can ease the process by using a translator.
The tricky issue is identifying who to sue. The proper defendant will depend on the circumstances. For example, you might be able to sue the airport or the airline you were travelling on, or both. In some situations, you might be injured by a defective product, in which case you can sue the manufacturer of the product as well as anyone who moved it along the chain of distribution.
Proper investigation requires time and money, which many clients do not have. At Earnhart Law, we will leave no stone unturned as we carefully investigate how you were injured and who is responsible. You can sit back and focus on getting well, which should be your top priority.
Injured at the Airport? Hire a Delray Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured at the airport, you need compensation now. At Earnhart Law, our team is prepared to help. We offer potential clients a free consultation so that we can better understand how you were injured, and you can discover the legal services we offer. Contact us in Delray Beach today to get started.