There are over 100 different airports in Pennsylvania, holding thousands of people at any given time. While most people’s airport concerns begin in the air, accidents can still take place on the ground. People can become injured in an airport if the property is not taken care of. These accidents can have devastating outcomes with the potential to impact a person for the rest of their life. That is why it is possible to recover compensation as coverage for these damages. This can be done with the assistance of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney.
How Do Airport Accidents Happen?
Often times, airports have different luxuries that exist to keep travelers occupied while they wait for their flight. This can include bars, restaurants, shops, and more. If those who are obligated to do so do not maintain these grounds, travelers can become injured as a result. Certain hazards that can cause this to happen can include broken sidewalks, insufficient lighting, spills, defective machineries such as elevators or escalators, unsafe stairs, and more.
What Do I Do After an Airport Accident?
After an accident occurs, it is important to immediately contact the necessary emergency services. This ensures the police and medical services can come to assess the scene. The police can do their job by gathering the proper information to put into a police report. While they do this, the victim should still speak with any possible witnesses to obtain their contact information as well as take pictures or video of the scene for proof.
When an ambulance arrives at the scene, the victim’s injuries can be addressed and treated. This also provides documentation of the origin and extent of the injuries. This can be used as evidence to prove a claim in court.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
Airports are run on either a federal, state, county, or town level. This means that they are government property. When a person is injured on government property, they are suing a privately-owned entity. These situations call for the individual to file a Notice of Claim, providing the government entity with notice that a lawsuit is being brought against them. In the state of Pennsylvania, injured parties have six months from the date of the injury to file a Notice of Claim.
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Attorney Newman has represented clients in Pennsylvania for over 45 years. If you need an experienced attorney to help guide you through the personal injury claims process or with any criminal defense matters, Attorney Newman is ready to help. Contact The Law Office of Neal E. Newman today to schedule a consultation.