AIRPORT SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 12:34 am
Many people will be leaving on summer vacations soon. While some will be driving to reach their destinations, other will choose flying as their means of travel. Airports seem to be more crowded than ever these days. People are often in a hurry as they try to get through security and to their boarding gates. They are carrying large and heavy pieces of luggage as they try to read signs and listen to announces over the PA system. As a result, someone may not notice a spill on the floor or torn carpet that can cause them to slip and fall.
Airports are just like any other establishment. They have a duty to protect the people on the premises from hazardous conditions that can result in a fall. Furthermore, the establishments within the airport such as restaurants and stores have the same duty to protect customers from dangers conditions that can result in a slip and fall.
When the airport or the establishment fails in this duty of care, one or both can be held responsible for injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident. Because numerous companies are conducting business at airports, it can be difficult to determine who was at fault for causing the fall. It is important to retain an experienced Sacramento slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. Depending on the entity responsible for your injury, you may be required to provide notice of your claim within a short period to protect your right to file a lawsuit.
Proving Fault in an Airport Slip and Fall Case
The potential causes of a slip and fall accident in an airport are numerous. From slick floors and cluttered walkways to escalators and uneven flooring, you can experience a fall in any area of the airport. To recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove that a dangerous condition existed, the entity responsible for the property knew or should have known about the condition, and nothing was done to correct or warn of the dangerous condition. In addition, you must prove that your fall and the resulting injuries were directly caused by the hazard or dangerous condition.
Proving that a slip and fall is the fault of the airport or one of the many businesses within the airport can be difficult but not impossible. Airports have excellent security monitoring systems that can often provide excellent evidence of the incident. However, obtaining this footage may be difficult. You need an attorney who understands the legal process for requesting the footage. Furthermore, you need an attorney who can sort out the various entities who may be liable so that you can name the correct party in your claim. Naming a party that is not responsible results in a denial of your claim.
Don’t let your airport slip and fall claim get denied. Contact our office now to speak with an attorney.
Call a Sacramento Slip and Fall Attorney
Call Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 to request your free consultation. It is our desire to help you receive compensation for your damages, including reimbursement for your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.