Airport Accidents in Pennsylvania | What You Need to Know

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, more and more Americans will be traveling to spend time with their friends and families. Many of these people will choose airline travel as their mode of transportation. While most of us are far less afraid of simply arriving at the airport than taking off in a jet, the truth is, many airport accidents occur every year, and if you are injured in an airport accident, you will most likely require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most airport accidents occur?

Airport accidents generally occur as a result of negligence, either on the part of airport management or staff. Some of the most common causes of airport accidents include unsafe airport parking lot or sidewalks, spills left unattended on airport floors, food poisoning from airport restaurants, defective airport escalators or elevators, and more. If you were injured due to any of the aforementioned, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation.

Who is the liable party for an airport accident?

After an airport accident, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can determine the liable party. If our firm determines that you were injured because airport management or staff knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe airport conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were seriously injured and incurred significant damages as a result, we will most likely file a premises liability claim. That being said, if we determine that you were injured due to a poorly-designed or negligently-manufactured machine, such as a defective airport elevator or escalator, we will most likely file a product liability claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?

Bear in mind that after an injury, it is your responsibility to take legal action as soon as possible. In Pennsylvania, the wrongly injured have two years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible for their injuries, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Those who wait any longer than two years will most likely be permanently barred from suing. We are ready to help you today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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