Steps to Take Following an Airport Accident in California

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Steps to Take Following an Airport Accident in California

If you have been injured in an airport accident, continue reading to learn how you may be able to file a valid claim to recover the compensation you require to heal. Give our firm a call to discover how we can assist you with filing your future claim.

What are the most common causes of airport accidents?

There are many factors that may cause airport accidents. The following are the most common:

  • 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?

To protect yourself following an airport accident, take the following steps:

  1. Notify the airport security and the police of your accidents.
  2. Request medical assistance while you are on the phone with the authorities.
  3. Seek immediate medical aid.
  4. Collect all medical documentation. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  5. If there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information.
  6. Take photos of the scene of your accident.
  7. Take photos of your injuries.
  8. Retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer. An attorney will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve. They will also be able to collect further evidence to support your claim such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.

Who is responsible for airport accidents?

There are two circumstances that may prompt different parties to be responsible for an airport accident. If your accident was caused by negligent product design or product manufacturing on an elevator or escalator, you may have a valid product liability claim. If airport staff or ownership knew of the unsafe conditions that caused your injuries and failed to fix them, you may have a valid premises liability claim.

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

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in California. This means that as the victim of an airport accident, you must take legal action within two years of the date of your accident. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started as soon as possible, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney today.

Contact our experienced California firm

Whether you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence or you’ve been charged with a crime, you cannot afford to proceed without strong legal representation at your side. Here at The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes, we are dedicated to helping all those in need of an attorney who can efficiently fight for their rights. Contact our firm today so we can discuss your case.