Mercer County Airport Accident Lawyers
Count on our Attorneys for your Airport Accident Claim in Trenton, Princeton, Robbinsville, and throughout New Jersey
Airports provide a service that millions of travelers utilize each year. In addition to facilitating flights across the world, they also serve as centers for restaurants, shopping centers, spas, and hotels. With so many converging services, as well as travelers rushing on-the-go, airports can be hotspots for accidents. If you’ve been injured in an accident at a New Jersey airport, you have the right to seek financial damages that compensate you for any medical expenses, lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs you’ve incurred due to someone else’s negligence. Proving liability, however, is not as easy as it may seem; for this, it is important to have the legal counsel of an experienced New Jersey airport accident attorney in your corner. Contact Cohen & Riechelson at (609) 528-2596 today to learn how we can help you pursue maximal compensation in an airport accident injury lawsuit in Lawrence, Windsor, Ewing, Hopewell, Trenton, Robbinsville, Princeton, Hamilton, Mercer County, and across New Jersey. Read on to learn more about the specific dangers airport travelers face and explore the legal avenues for those injured in airports and on properties owned and managed by these parties.
Frequent Events Resulting in Accidents at NJ Airports
Because airports are a hub where many people cross paths, often with time-sensitive concerns, small acts of negligence on the part of business owners, airport security, and maintenance companies can lead to big consequences. Airport injuries are most commonly caused by slips and falls, attempted theft, and machine malfunction.
Rushing people in and around airports creates a particularly hazardous setting. For this reason, airport personnel must take extra precaution to ensure that the spaces for which they are responsible are well-maintained. Inclement weather such as rain and snow can cause puddles in and around entrances that cause patrons to slip. Equally, spills at restaurants in bathrooms, and in common areas such as airport gates that are not immediately cleaned up can lead to slips and falls.
Unmaintained carpeted areas can cause trips as their edges lift from the floor. Additionally, negligent security in control areas and throughout the airport can lead to attempted theft that the victim is injured while trying to prevent. Finally, malfunctioning equipment such as automatic doors, security belts, and electrical outlets can cause serious injury.
Typical Injuries that Happen at Airports
The type of airport injuries depends on the nature of the cause. Slips, trips, and falls – by far the most common cause of airport injury – can result in a variety of minor to life-threatening injuries. Slips and falls can cause spine and neck injuries, lesions and bruising, fractured and broken bones, twisted and dislocated joints, and traumatic brain injuries, in addition to others. Less often occurring electrical and mechanical equipment malfunctions can cause burns, electrocution, injuries from caught limbs such as broken bones, or even death.
Accountability for New Jersey Airport Accidents
Multiple parties can be considered liable for an airport accident. The airport itself can be held liable for negligence if lack of maintenance leads to trips and falls or mechanical malfunction injuries. If malfunction of a machine is the result of manufacturer neglect or error, the machine manufacturer will be responsible for covering injury costs. Businesses renting space will be liable for keeping their premises clean and free from dangers. Accidents, injuries, and theft that occurred on their premises will be their responsibility unless caused by a larger malfunction. Individuals can even be held liable for injuries caused to others while in the airport under personal liability laws. A person traveling with a pet, for example, will be responsible if the pet bites another traveler. Someone who attempts to rob another and injures them in the process will be held responsible not only under criminal assault law but civil personal injury law as well.
How is Fault Established for an Airport Accident in NJ?
A victim must prove negligence on the part of the airport, machine manufacturer, business, or individual in order to recover damages for their injury. In order to do so, it is important to have the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. Together, you will need to gather evidence such as pictures of the scene, security footage, and eyewitness accounts, in addition to the information from the police and airport security reports to build a case for negligence. Begin gathering this information immediately, and contact airport security and direction as soon as you have sought necessary medical attention.
Time Limit for Filing NJ Airport Accident Cases
According to N.J.S.A. 2A:14-2, a victim has two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim.
Contact our Hamilton Airport Injury Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
Our team has decades of experience recouping full damages for our clients throughout Mercer County, Burlington County, Camden County, and the state of New Jersey. We investigate the accident and contributing factors, interviewing witnesses and involved employees and manufacturers. While you focus on getting your life back to normal, we work on your behalf to hold those responsible for your injuries legally and financially accountable. If you’ve been injured in an airport accident in New Jersey, contact us today at (609) 528-2596 or fill out our online contact form to get started on your claim toward full financial and physical recovery.