Residents of Smith County are lucky enough to have several airports in close proximity, including DFW Airport, Houston Airport, Tyler Airport, and many others. In addition to travel, airports are major hubs for restaurants, shopping, bars, and sometimes even hotels. With so much to keep track of, airport staff must go to great lengths to ensure there are no hazards present that could harm an unsuspecting traveler. Unfortunately, airport accidents happen far too often and when they do, people can become seriously injured. If you have been seriously injured in a Texas airport accident, you need strong legal representation on your side. Martin Walker Law has over 20 years of experience proudly serving clients across Smith County and helping them recover the compensation they deserve.

TYPES OF AIRPORT ACCIDENTS

There are many different types of accidents that can occur in an airport. With so many facets at play, airports need a diligent staff to ensure that no one sustains injuries. However, even with the most attentive staff, accidents can happen. Some of the many different types of airport accidents include the following:

Slip and fall accidents

Negligent security

Poor lighting

Construction work accidents

Hotel accidents

Restaurant accidents

Dangerous sidewalks and parking garages

 

PROVING NEGLIGENCE AFTER AN ACCIDENT

If you have been seriously injured in an airport accident, you must immediately begin documenting your accident. First, you should notify the airport staff or security of what happened. Of course, you should also ensure you receive any necessary medical attention where a doctor will document your injuries. You must collect as much information about your accident as possible because if you decide to take legal action against the airport, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of their negligence. You should try to take pictures of the dangerous conditions, obtain surveillance footage, ask any witnesses for their contact information so they may verify your claim, if need be, and more.

RECOVERING COMPENSATION AFTER AN ACCIDENT

If you can build a successful case against the airport, you may recover significant compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you faced as a result of your accident. You may be entitled to economic damages, such as the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and the need to hire in-home help. You may also be entitled to noneconomic damages, such as compensation for your decreased quality of life, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

sourced and cited by: Lutz