What You Should Know About Airport Accidents in Pennsylvania

If you live in Pennsylvania, there is a very good chance that you’ve passed through the Philadelphia International Airport or the Pittsburgh International Airport at least once in your life. Thousands of people use these airports every single day, whether for work purposes, vacationing, or otherwise, and fortunately, most of us pass through airports and reach our destination without incident. However, unfortunately, there are times where airports can become wildly unsafe, and this is usually a result of negligent airport staff or management. If you’ve recently been injured in an airport accident, you must continue reading and speak with our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about airport accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do airport accidents happen?

Airport accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, though in many cases, they are the result of negligence. For instance, when spills are left unattended, unsuspecting travelers can slip and fall and sustain serious injuries. In other cases, travelers can sustain injuries in unsafe airport restaurants or shops. At times, travelers are known to have sustained serious injuries while riding on defective airport elevators or escalators. The bottom line is that if you’ve been injured in an airport due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you may qualify for financial compensation in a personal injury claim.

What should I do if I’m hurt in an airport?

If you are injured in an airport accident, the first thing you should do is notify a security guard of the incident and ensure that the police are called. From here, you should photograph the unsafe conditions that caused your accident and ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name, phone number, email address, and any other means by which you may contact them at a later date. Once you receive medical treatment, ask your doctor for a copy of all medical bills/documents associated with your injury. Finally, you should retain the services of a knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all other evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim, such as surveillance footage of your accident. Ensure that you file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is two years, meaning you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries.

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