Airport Accidents in Maryland | What You Need to Know

Airports have a number of different amenities and if they are not properly maintained, serious accidents can occur. Read on to learn more about airport accidents in Maryland.

Premises Liability vs Product Liability?

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. When it comes to taking legal action for an airport injury, you may file one of the following types of lawsuits:

  • Premises Liability: This can occur if the airport is not properly managed or maintained. For example, if the bathroom floors become wet and are not cleaned up, someone can slip and end up seriously injured.
    • Some other examples include:
      • An injury at baggage claim
      • Slip and falls resulting from wet floors, restaurant spills, etc.
      • Airport construction and remodeling projects
      • Curbside accidents: shuttles, taxis, etc.
      • Parking lot accidents: poor lighting, potholes, etc.
  • Product Liability: This can occur if you are injured by something like a faulty elevator or escalator. In this case, it may be the fault of the product manufacturer, rather than the airport owners or employees.

Fulfilling the Burden of Proof

To successfully recover compensation for your injuries, you will have to provide proof of negligence. In order to do this, you should:

  1. Call 911: The police can send an ambulance, secure the scene, file an accident report, and more.
  2. Document the scene: Take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur.
  3. Obtain witness contacts: If anyone saw your accident occur, they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Be sure to ask for their name and contact information.
  4. Seek medical attention: It is important to go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility immediately after the accident. This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated while simaltaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. This can play a large role in a personal injury case. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
  5. Contact an attorney: An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.
  6. File a Notice of Claim: In Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally three years from the date of the accident. But, because most airports are government-owned, you may need to file a Notice of Claim. This takes place much earlier in the process, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.


The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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