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Whether you are just arriving at an airport or returning from one, accidents can happen. Though most people reserve their fear of air travel for when they’re actually flying, under certain circumstances, airports can be equally as dangerous. If you have recently been injured in an airport accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, the need to hire in-home care, and more. Fortunately, our experienced New York personal injury attorneys are here to help. Please continue reading to learn more about airport accidents and what our firm can do for you.

How do I sue an airport after an accident?

To sue an airport, your attorney must first determine the party responsible. Airport property owners are responsible for ensuring their premises are safe at all times, and if your attorney can prove that a negligent property owner caused your accident, you will most likely sue that property owner. Some of the most common premises liability cases our firm sees deal with accidents caused by spills left unattended on airport floors, tainted or spoiled food served at airport restaurants, or even injuries sustained due to dangerous airport sidewalks or parking lots.

In other cases, however, your attorney may determine that your accident was caused by a defective or poorly designed product. In this case, you may file a product liability lawsuit. Oftentimes, these injuries are sustained on defective airport escalators or elevators. No matter the cause of your injury, you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney who knows how to effectively gather and present evidence to prove a personal injury claim. Our firm will work to uncover security camera footage of your accident, witness testimony, medical documents, police reports, and more.

How long do I have to sue an airport for an injury?

Most major New York airports are owned by the Port Authority. This means that instead of filing your personal injury claim within the standard 3-year timeframe afforded by the NYS statute of limitations, you must file a Notice of Claim within months of the accident. Simply put, you cannot afford to wait another day to take legal action against the party that wrongfully caused your injuries. We are here to help–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.