Maryland is home to several airports, and though generally, we reserve our worries for once we’ve left the ground, the truth is, airports themselves can be very dangerous as well. 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 expenses, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help.
How do airport accidents happen?
Airport accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, though the most common cause, not unlike other accidents, is negligence. For example, spilled liquids often cause slip and fall accidents. In other cases, perhaps you ate an airport restaurant that served tainted or spoiled food, making you seriously ill. In some instances, people are even injured in dangerous airport parking lots, or on defective airport escalators/elevators.
How can I recover compensation after an airport accident?
Airport accidents often leave victims suffering from serious injuries, which is why you must retain the services of an experienced legal team that can help you recover the compensation you need. To win a personal injury claim, your attorney must first determine the party liable, or responsible, for your injuries. In some cases, it may be a negligent airport property owner or staff, and in other cases, it may be a negligent product designer or manufacturer.
From here, your attorney will have to gather and present various forms of evidence, including pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports of the incident, witness statements corroborating your claim, and more. Additionally, though security camera footage is generally the best way to prove a claim, there are cases where negligent property owners will deny you access to that footage–that’s where we can help. We can subpoena that footage on your behalf to help win you the compensation you deserve.
How long can I wait to sue for an injury in Maryland?
To hold a negligent airport owner or product manufacturer/designer liable for an accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim in accordance with Maryland’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action. If you wait past the statute of limitations to file, you will most likely be denied your right to sue.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
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.