In the winter months, Florida sees thousands of individuals vacation away from the colder northern states. Rather obviously, this increases the volume of foot traffic in airports, which, unfortunately, also increases the chances of an accident occurring. If you are someone who has been injured in an airport accident, please continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorney today to learn more about how our firm can help.
What are the most common causes and types of airport accidents?
Airport accidents can happen for several reasons, though they most frequently occur as a result of dangerous airport parking lot conditions, such as loose debris, liquids left on airport floors, causing slip and fall accidents, defective escalators or elevators, or even spoiled or tainted food served in airport restaurants.
How do I recover compensation after an airport accident?
To recover financial compensation, your attorney will first have to determine the party liable for your accident. In some cases, your attorney will sue the airport property owner in a premises liability lawsuit. This means that your attorney will have to prove that the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard, failed to address it in a timely fashion, and that you were injured as a result. On the other hand, if your attorney decides that a defective product, such as a poorly-designed airport escalator caused your accident, you will file a product liability lawsuit. Our firm will tirelessly work to obtain the evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim and win you the compensation you deserve.
How long do I have to wait to file a premises liability lawsuit in Florida?
If you have been injured in an airport accident, you must file a lawsuit within Florida’s statute of limitations. This means that you will have four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent property owner. That being said, you will also, generally, have four years to file for a product liability lawsuit as well. However, it is always best to file sooner, rather than later. Our firm can begin the claims process on your behalf immediately–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.