Unfortunately, simply waiting for your flight can be more dangerous than you may realize. Airport accidents occur often and can result in serious injuries. Read on to learn more about airport injuries in Texas and what to do in the event of an accident.
How do Airport Accidents Occur?
Airports are incredibly busy. In addition to all the hustle and bustle, they have a number of amenities and accommodations. For example, many airports have bars, restaurants, gift shops, elevators, escalators, taxis, and more. Because airports have so many different facets, there are many ways for an accident to occur. The most common causes of accidents include:
- An injury at baggage claim
- Slip and falls resulting from wet floors, restaurant spills, etc.
- On trams, escalators, and other transportation systems
- Airport construction and remodeling projects
- Curbside accidents: shuttles, taxis, etc.
- Parking lot accidents: poor lighting, potholes, etc.
What do I do if I am Injured in an Airport Accident?
If an airport accident occurs, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. Above all, you should make sure to seek medical attention. This will ensure that your injuries receive proper treatment. Additionally, going to the doctor can provide you with important proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. While waiting for the ambulance, take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. But, it is important to know that when it comes to an airport accident, you will likely have to file a Notice of Claim. Most airports are government-owned, so you will have to file a Notice of Claim to notify the government or municipality that you intend to take legal action. The deadline for a Notice of Claim is generally much shorter than the statute of limitations. As a result, it is important to reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in an airport accident in Texas, contact our firm today to speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.
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