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Airports in New York City are some of the most popular and congested airports in the country. While most people’s airport concerns regard being in the air, accidents are more common on the ground. People can become injured in an airport if the grounds are not properly taken care of. These accidents can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial damages that have the potential to impact a person for the rest of their life. It is because of this that it is possible to recover compensation as coverage with the assistance of an experienced New York personal injury attorney.

How Do Airport Accidents Happen?

Airports often have many amenities inside to keep travelers occupied as they wait for their flight. This can include restaurants, bars, shops, and more. If these locations are not maintained, hazards can arise that threaten the safety of others. Some common hazards can include broken sidewalks, insufficient lighting, spills, defective machineries such as elevators or escalators, unsafe stairs, and more.

What Do I Do After an Airport Accident?

When a person is injured in an accident, the first thing they should do is contact emergency services. This allows the police and an ambulance to come to the scene and do their job. The police can gather various information regarding the accident to put in a police report. In addition to this, victims should speak with witnesses for testimony as well as take pictures and video of the scene as proof for a claim.

With an ambulance on the scene, victims can have their injuries addressed and taken care of. This not only provides them with treatment, but documents the origin and extent of the injuries. This can be used as evidence to prove a claim in court.

How Long Do I Have to Sue?

When a person wishes to sue a government entity, there is a different process in place than regular personal injury cases. As airports are run by the government, victims of these accidents are required to sue a privately-owned entity. In these situations, the injured party is required to file a Notice of Claim. This lets the government know that a lawsuit is being brought against them. The state of New York allows 90 days from the date of the injury to file a Notice of Claim.

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.


Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.


Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.


Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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