Airports are extremely multi-faceted. They have a number of amenities and accommodations to ensure comfort, entertainment, and accessibility. Some of these amenities and accommodations include bars, restaurants, lounges, shops, restrooms, elevators, escalators, taxis, shuttles, and more. While this can make your trip more enjoyable, it can also put you in danger. This is because if every aspect of the airport is not maintained at all times, visitors can become seriously injured. Read on to learn more about airport accidents in Pennsylvania.
Can I Take Legal Action for an Airport Accident?
In order to take legal action, you will have to provide proof 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. This type of accident may result in a premises liability case. In other cases, you may have to prove that you were injured due to a poorly designed or negligently manufactured machine, such as a defective airport elevator or escalator. This may result in a product liability case. This proof can be difficult to obtain, so it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
After an injury, you will have to take legal action as soon as possible. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Those who wait any longer than two years will most likely be permanently barred from suing, which means losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. When it comes to airport injuries, the injured party may be required to file a Notice of Claim if they wish to pursue legal action. This gives notification to the municipality that the party wishes to bring a lawsuit against them. This is necessary because most airports are government-owned entities. In the state of Pennsylvania, injured parties are given six months from the date of their injury to file a written Notice of Claim.
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