What if I am Injured in an Airport? | What to Know

Many people have a fear of flying, after all, traveling on a plane can be a frightening thought. But, most people don’t consider the dangers of an airport itself. Because airports are so large and so busy, a lot can go wrong. Read on to learn more about airport accidents in Maryland and what you should do in the event of an injury.

Types of Accidents?

  • 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.

It can be difficult to determine what party is responsible for your accident, and what type of claim to file. As a result, you will need to retain the help of a skilled personal injury attorney.

Steps to Take in the Event of an Injury?

  1. Call 911: Ensure that you get the medical attention you need. This also helps to document your injury.
  2. Collect evidence: You will want to take photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident. Additionally, you may want to gather the contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident.
  3. Retain the help of a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

How Long do I Have to File a Claim?

There is a deadline by which you must file a personal injury claim. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. Generally, in Maryland, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is three years from the date of the accident. This means that if you do not file your claim in time, you will likely lose the chance to recover the compensation you deserve. If the airport is considered government property, you will have to file a Notice of Claim, very early on. This will warn the airport that you intend to take legal action. To make sure you meet all of these deadlines, contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an airport accident, contact us today to discuss your case.


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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