Airport accidents can lead to severe, life-altering injuries. If you have been injured in an airport accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a personal injury claim. To learn the steps you should take following an airport accident, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury lawyer.
What are the most common causes of airport accidents?
The most common causes of airport accidents are typically forms of negligence. The following are the most common factors to lead to airport accidents:
- Defective airport elevators/escalators
- Poor lighting
- Unsafe parking lots and sidewalks
- Spills left unattended
- Unsafe airport restaurant or shop conditions
- Inadequate security
What should I do if I have been injured in an airport accident?
It is important that you have a plan after being injured in an airport accident. Take the following steps following your accident:
- Notify airport security of your accident.
- Alert the authorities of your accident. They will document the accident by conducting a police report. They will also bring medical assistance to the scene.
- Seek immediate medical attention once the ambulance arrives.
- Collect all medical documentation relating to your injuries
- Take photos and videos of the hazards that caused your accident and your injuries
- If there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.
Who is responsible for airport accidents?
You may have a valid premises liability claim if airport ownership or staff knew of or should have known of and failed to fix the unsafe conditions that led to your accident and injuries. If you were injured in an elevator or on an escalator due to a negligent product designer or a negligent product manufacturer, you may have a valid product liability claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury airport accidents claims in Toronto?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years in Toronto. This means that you must file your claim within two years from the date of your accident to avoid being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To get started as soon as possible, reach out to our experienced personal injury lawyer today. Our legal team will work to satisfy the burned of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life.