There are several different airports in the state of New Jersey. Within them, there can be thousands of people at any given time trying to catch a flight, whether it may be for work or leisure. When people think of airports, their concerns are generally about being in the air, not on the ground. However, It is possible for travelers to be hurt in an accident if the property is not taken care of by those who are obligated to do so. When this happens, victims can sustain serious physical, emotional, and financial damages that can impact them for the rest of their life. If you were involved in an airport accident and wish to recover compensation for these damages, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance.
How Do Airport Accidents Happen?
Airports tend to have several amenities throughout them that serve to keep travelers entertained and occupied while they wait for their flights. This can include restaurants, bars, stores, and more. If these locations are not maintained, certain hazards can arise that put people in danger of becoming injured. Some common hazards that can be seen in an airport can include broken sidewalks, insufficient lighting, spills, defective machineries such as elevators or escalators, unsafe stairs, and more.
What Do I Do After an Airport Accident?
After an injury occurs anywhere, it is crucial to contact the necessary emergency services immediately. In doing so, the police, as well as an ambulance, can come to the scene of the accident. This allows the police to make an official report that documents the accident. While this includes a significant amount of information, it is important for the injured party to also gather information of their own. This can be done by speaking to any witnesses of the accident for statements regarding the incident and how it happened. In addition to this, pictures or videos of the scene should be taken as additional proof.
An ambulance can take the injured party to the hospital in order to be treated for their injuries. Not only does this provide treatment, but it also documents the injuries as well as their extent. This can all be used in court to prove a personal injury claim.
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
As airports are run on a federal, state, county, or town level, they are considered government property. It is because of this that when the victim of an airport injury wants to pursue legal action, they are suing a privately-owned entity. In order to do so, they must file a Notice of Claim. This notifies the government entity that a lawsuit is being brought against them. The state of New Jersey allows 90 days from the date of the injury to file a Notice of Claim.
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If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.