Airports have many people passing through them. The continual movement of people increases the likelihood of dangerous conditions that could lead to slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents could occur in many different areas of airports, such as restrooms, food courts, passenger boarding areas, and even outside in parking lots.
When a slip and fall accident occurs at an airport, one or more parties might be liable. Determining which party is liable could be difficult, which is why it is critical to contact a lawyer after a slip and fall accident.
Airports have many areas that are controlled or maintained by third parties. A small store, restaurant, or bar might be owned by a third party. The walkways and restrooms might have contractors who are responsible for maintaining them. There might be a contractor who did the flooring. If you park a vehicle at the airport, the parking area might owned or maintained by a third party as well.
Potential parties that may be liable for an airport slip and fall accident include:
- Owner of a restaurant, shop, or kiosk where a spill created a slippery walking surface.
- A vendor who did not properly maintain the floor or ignored damaged flooring.
- The entity in charge of the airport, which would be a local or state government.
Proving Negligence in an Airport Slip and Fall Accident Case
In order to pursue a legal case, negligence must be proven. It needs to be shown that the negligent party did not fulfill their duty of care to reasonably protect visitors from harm. Taking pictures or videos of dangerous conditions and collecting witness statements could help prove negligence.
After it is established that the property owner or liable party breached their duty of care, it must be shown that you suffered injuries and losses as a result. This could be shown through a medical record or bills. A lawyer will help collect evidence and build a strong case.
Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Hold Liable Parties Accountable for Airport Slip and Fall Accidents
If you have been injured in an airport slip and fall, contact one of our Philadelphia slip and fall lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC. Call us at 215-569-8488 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation and to learn more. We are located in Philadelphia and Abington, Pennsylvania, as well as Wilmington, Delaware, and we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas.