consult
X

Request a Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY

Blog Home

Who Is Responsible If You’re Injured at a FL Airport?
Posted By:

Who Is Responsible If You're Injured at a FL Airport?

Summer travel is right around the corner. That, combined with lowered COVID numbers, means that more people than ever will be traveling through airports in the coming months.

 

For most folks, traveling through an airport isn’t a big deal. But there are times when airports can become hazards to your health and safety.

 

If you are injured at an airport, who is to blame? And what are your options if you want to seek out damages? Read on to find out.

 

Common Causes of Airport Accidents

 

So, what sorts of dangers do airports pose to unsuspecting travelers? As it turns out, there are quite a few.

 

There is a wide range of accidents that can occur in airports for a variety of reasons. Neglected maintenance is one reason that people get hurt. Slip and fall accidents are quite common, as are elevator or escalator mishaps. These types of incidents tend to result in issues like crushed body parts, concussions/other head injuries, and broken bones.

 

Who Is At Fault for an Airport Accident?

 

After getting injured at the airport, you should contact a skilled attorney to help you determine who is liable for your injuries. It may seem clear to you who is at fault, and that’s true. These cases can be complex and must be evaluated from a variety of angles to ensure that the right party is blamed for your accident.

 

If it comes to light through investigations that there were unsafe conditions known by the airport which were not fixed, and that led directly to your injury, then you may be able to file a premises liability claim against those responsible. But if your injury was sustained due to an error in the design – of an escalator or elevator, for example – then you may need to pursue a product liability claim.

 

What Can You Sue For?

 

There are two types of damages for which you can sue another party in order to obtain compensation. They are:

 

Economic Damages

 

These are the costs of things like:

 

  • Medical treatment
  • Lost earnings
  • Property damage
  • Future lost earnings
  • Future medical expenses
  • Any other type of out-of-pocket expense related to your injuries

It’s important to keep track of your ongoing medical expenses related to the incident, as well as any earnings you lost due to being out of work.

 

Non-Economic Damages

 

These are the types of damages that are much more difficult to quantify because they involve things such as emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, or pain and suffering. It’s not unheard of for insurance companies to settle these types of damages outside of court, because, if it goes to trial, the court often awards more than they want to pay. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help you field any offers to settle out of court.

 

Airport Personal Injury Claims Lawyer

Florida Statute of Limitations

 

Another important piece of information you should be aware of in filing a suit to be compensated for your injuries is the statute of limitations in Florida. In general, the state requires you to file a claim within four years of the date of the accident. Failing to do so will mean you aren’t legally able to bring a lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve. So, the sooner you can meet with a lawyer after an airport accident, the better.

 

 

About the Author:

Andrew Winston is a partner at the personal injury law firm of Winston Law. For over 20 years, he has successfully represented countless people in all kinds of personal injury cases, with a particular focus on child injury, legal malpractice, and premises liability. He has been recognized for excellence in the representation of injured clients by admission to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and named one of America’s Top 100 High-Stakes Litigators. Mr. Winston is AV Preeminent Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, enjoys a 10.0 rating by AVVO as a Top Personal Injury Attorney, has been selected as a Florida “SuperLawyer” from 2011-2021 – an honor reserved for the top 5% of lawyers in the state – was voted to Florida Trend’s ”Legal Elite,” recognized by Expertise as one of the 20 Best Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys, named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the Miami area for 2015-2021, and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida for 2015-2017 and 2019-2021.

 

Categories
AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

AMERICAS TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS

2018-2021

Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for high stakes legal matters. For initial consideration, an attorney must have successfully litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000).

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

LEAD COUNSEL

LEAD COUNSEL
RATED

Since 1997, the Lead Counsel Rating has been available for free to attorneys who have demonstrated the following three requirements:

Professional Experience
Peer Recommendations
Spotless Record

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

LAWYERS OF DISTINCTION

LAWYERS OF
DISTINCTION

Lawyers of Distinction members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process from our Selection Committee. After a thorough review of credentials, attorneys are nominated by our Selection Committee. Lawyers do not pay for this nomination. These potential candidates who meet the criteria of our screening process have demonstrated a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM
LIFETIME MEMBER

THE TOP TRIAL LAWYERS IN AMERICA ®

ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS GROUPS OF TRIAL LAWYERS IN THE UNITED STATES. MEMBERSHIP IS LIMITED TO ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE WON MILLION AND MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

FLORIDA TREND’S

FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE
2011-2021

Now in its 13th year, Florida Legal Elite presents a prestigious roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by their peers.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

EXPERTISE BEST PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN FORT LAUDERDALE

BEST PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN FORT LAUDERDALE
2016-2021

Our goal is to be a hub where qualified experts can connect with people to share their knowledge, experience, and skills.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

SUPER LAWYERS

TOP RATED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER IN DAVIE FL
2011-2021

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

SUPER LAWYERS TOP 100 FLORIDA LAWYERS

FLORIDA TOP 100 LAWYERS
2015-2017, 2019-2021

Super Lawyers magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-approved law school libraries.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

AVVO

TOP ATTORNEY PERSONAL INJURY
10.00
SUPERB

Avvo was founded in Seattle, Washington by tech-savvy lawyer Mark Britton to make legal easier and help people find a lawyer.

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL AV PREEMINENT

AV PREEMINENT
2016-2021

For more than 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been evaluating attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards through a Peer Review Rating system. Prior to the 1887 edition of Martindale’s American Law Directory, which was the first publication to provide such ratings to attorneys, there was no way of truly knowing if the lawyer you were considering to do business with was trustworthy, ethical, or skilled in the legal field.

REVIEWS

LEAVE US A REVIEW

CASE RESULTS

See More Results