Airport Accidents in New York State | What You Should Know

As you know, many people travel to visit friends and loved ones during the holiday season. Oftentimes, they will do so using air travel. Unfortunately, there are times where airports can become unsafe, especially when airport management and staff do not take the necessary precautions to ensure the property is safe for all. Please continue reading and speak with our New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about airport accidents and how our firm can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most airport accidents happen?

Airport accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they are generally the result of airport management or staff negligence. In many cases, airport accidents occur due to unsafe airport conditions, such as dangerous parking lots or sidewalks, spills left unattended, or defective elevators and escalators. If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to financial compensation.

What should I do after sustaining an injury in an airport accident?

After an airport accident, you should do everything in your power to maximize your chances of winning a personal injury claim. If possible, take the following steps:

  1. Call the police and notify airport security/management of the incident.
  2. Ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information.
  3. Take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
  4. Seek immediate medical attention.
  5. Ask your doctor for all documentation/bills associated with your injury.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim.

How long will I have to sue for an injury in New York State?

If you are injured in an accident, you will have to take legal action within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is, generally, three years, you will, in most cases, have to file your personal injury claim within three years of the date of the accident. Waiting any longer than three years will most likely result in you losing your right to sue. We are ready to help you today–all you have to do is ask.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.