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New York City Airport Trip and Falls

New York City Airport Trip and FallsNew York City airports, including JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark, have a legal duty to provide safe premises for the millions of passengers that travel through their airports each year. Unfortunately, New York airport trip and fall accidents result in severe injuries for passengers and others who visit the airport.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the airport is a complicated endeavor. However, our New York slip and fall lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can fight to get you the compensation you deserve after your slip and fall accident at an airport in New York City, NY.

Contact us today for a free consultation with a New York City slip & fall attorney. Call us at (212) 564-2800.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After Your Airport Trip and Fall in New York City

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After Your Airport Trip and Fall in New York CityWhile a trip and fall at an airport may sound harmless, such an accident can result in serious injuries. Serious injuries, in turn, can result in extensive medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You deserve compensation if you tripped and fell due to the airport’s negligence. An NYC slip and fall lawyer can help you recover the money you deserve for your injuries.

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, has been helping injury victims in the five boroughs of New York City for over two decades. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for our injured clients, helping them to move forward with their lives after their accident. Our attorneys have earned a reputation, both regionally and nationally, for their aggressive representation of accident victims. We’ve been recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million-Dollar Advocates, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates.

When you hire the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC,  you can count on us to:

  • Investigate your accident to gather evidence of the airport’s negligence
  • Calculate your damages, with expert help if necessary
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies and defense attorneys for a fair settlement
  • Take your case to trial if the airport won’t play ball

You deserve skilled legal representation after your airport trip and fall. Contact us today for a free consultation with a New York City personal injury attorney.

What Are the Common Causes of New York Airport Trip and Fall Accidents?

Trips, slips, and falls occur at airports for numerous reasons. In some cases, passengers are in a hurry and may fall because of their own negligence or carelessness. However, many of the trips and falls at New York airports are caused by the negligence of the airport or another party.

Common causes of New York airport slip and fall accidents are:

  • Uneven walkways, pavement, and surfaces
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Debris in walkways
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Steps and stairways that are broken or damaged
  • Torn or damaged carpeting
  • Wet floors
  • Loose electrical wiring

Regardless of how the trip and fall accident occurred, it is important to talk with a New York airport injury lawyer as soon as possible. One or more parties could be liable for your injuries.

In addition to suing a government agency, you might have a claim against:

  • Maintenance companies
  • Transportation companies
  • Airlines
  • Retailers
  • Restaurant operators

Gathering evidence after the fall can improve your chance of winning a personal injury case.

What Injuries Are Common in Slip and Fall Accidents at New York Airports?

Trip and fall accidents at airports can result in severe injuries. Common airport slip and fall injuries include:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Falls are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries. A person may strike their head when they fall. Alternatively, the strong jolt from falling could cause the brain to slam into the skull.

Signs of a brain injury include, but are not limited to:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Changes in vision and hearing
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Slurred speech
  • Mood swings
  • Seizures
  • Sleep disturbances

If you experience any symptoms of a brain injury, seek emergency medical attention. A brain injury can result in life-threatening conditions and permanent impairments.

Fractures and Broken Bones

Broken bones are also common slip and fall injuries, especially in the ankles, wrists, legs, and arms. However, you could break any of your bones, depending on how you fall. Older individuals in airports might be at a higher risk of broken hips from trips and falls.

Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries to the neck, back, and spinal cord can be serious. These injuries could result in paralysis, loss of sensation, and chronic pain.

Symptoms could include:

  • Lack of flexibility or range of motion
  • Numbness
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tingling
  • Pain
  • Loss of balance or coordination

Severe injuries could require surgery and extensive therapy to regain function and mobility.

Soft Tissue Injuries

An insurance company will often downplay soft tissue injuries caused by a New York airport trip and fall accident. However, injuries to the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues can cause severe pain and limited range of motion.

While many soft tissue injuries heal in time, some individuals could suffer from long-term impairments. Therefore, it is crucial that you report all symptoms to your doctor as soon as possible and follow your doctor’s treatment plan.

What Damages Can I Recover for a New York Airport Injury?

The types of damages that you can receive for an airport slip and fall accident depend on the severity of your injuries and other factors.

However, most accident victims are entitled to compensation for their:

  • Medical bills
  • The costs of therapy
  • Personal care expenses
  • Lost wages and income
  • Reductions in future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Reductions in quality of life or enjoyment of life

The insurance company and at-fault parties will do their best to undervalue your damages. You need to be sure you know what damages you are entitled to recover and the value of each one before accepting a settlement.

What Is the Deadline for Filing a Claim for an Injury at a New York Airport?

Public airports in New York are owned and operated by government entities. Therefore, your time to file a claim related to a New York airport is much shorter than if you were using a private entity.

You have just 90 days to file a notice of claim with the correct government agency if you are suing New York City or New York State. Therefore, the time to file a personal injury lawsuit against a government entity is one year and 90 days from the date of the injury.

Failing to file the notice of claim could result in the loss of your right to pursue your claim in court. It is wise to seek immediate legal counsel whenever you are injured at a public airport or other government property.

If your claim is against an airline, maintenance crew, or another party, you could have longer to file a lawsuit. However, it is not wise to wait too long to talk with a lawyer. Some factors could shorten the time to file your personal injury lawsuit.

Contact Our New York Airport Trip and Fall Attorney for a Free Consultation

Did you trip, slip, or fall at a New York airport? If so, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Call our law firm today to request your free consultation with a New York personal injury attorney. We are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve from the party who caused your pain and suffering.

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