Our law firm, situated in the heart of Atlanta, specializes in providing expert legal assistance for those affected by airport incidents. We are committed to advocating for the rights of our clients and holding the negligent accountable.
If you suffered injuries due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, chances are you are entitled to claim compensation for your damages -whether they are medical expenses, property damage, or even lost wages. Our team of lawyers in Atlanta is here to evaluate your case and recommend the best course of action possible.
Suffered an Airport Accident in Atlanta? Our Lawyers Can Guide You to Claim Your Rights.
We delve into the specifics of each airport incident, examining every detail from the circumstances of the accident to the extent of the injuries, ensuring every damage is taken into account. Our approach is not just about legal representation; it’s about determining the premises liabilities behind your case and protecting your rights as a victim.
Whether you’re a passenger, an employee, or a visitor, it’s our job to help you find the negligent party who caused your injury to claim what you deserve under Georgia law.
Negligence Causes of Airport Accidents in Georgia
Airport accidents occur due to various forms of negligence, making it essential to identify the responsible parties to seek justice and compensation. We will investigate the incidents to determine the root causes and hold the negligent accountable.
Among the most common negligent causes behind these cases, we find:
- Poor maintenance of airport facilities: Neglect in maintaining airport infrastructure, including runways, terminals, and parking areas, can lead to accidents. Airport management, maintenance contractors, or facility operators are often responsible.
- Inadequate safety measures: Failure to implement or follow safety protocols, such as proper signage, lighting, or security measures, can result in preventable accidents. The responsible parties behind this cause may include airport authorities, security companies, or contracted service providers.
- Employee negligence: Mistakes or oversights by airport staff, including pilots, air traffic controllers, ground crew, or security personnel, can cause serious accidents.
- Faulty equipment: Malfunctioning equipment at the airport, such as escalators, elevators, baggage handling systems, or aircraft components, can be a significant hazard. Equipment manufacturers, maintenance providers, or airport maintenance teams are often involved in such operations.
When you partner with us, we hear your story at an initial free consultation to determine who acted negligently and caused the accident behind your injuries and damages.
Common Types of Accidents In Atlanta Airports
Each year, there are thousands of aviation accidents and hundreds of fatalities that affect many families all over the country. Sadly, Georgia citizens are often involved in such accidents and come to our law firms looking for legal representation. From the cases we assisted with, these are the most common accidents sustained in these types of cases:
- Slip and fall incidents: Often occurring due to wet or uneven flooring, these accidents can result in injuries ranging from minor bruises to more serious fractures or head injuries.
- Baggage-related injuries: Improper handling or malfunctioning of baggage conveyors can lead to injuries for both passengers and staff.
- Vehicle collisions on the tarmac: Including accidents involving luggage carts, shuttle buses, or other service vehicles operating in and around the airport.
- Falls from jet bridges or stairs: These accidents can happen during boarding or disembarking from an aircraft, and have sadly caused the wrongful death of passengers.
- Injuries due to faulty equipment: Such as escalator or elevator malfunctions within the airport premises.
If this is, unfortunately, your case, we can help you recover the damages caused by the accident, ensuring you and your family don’t settle for less than you deserve.
Damages You Can Recover After Suffering Injuries at an Airport Accident
Under Georgia Code § 51-12-4, damages in personal injury cases (including accidents at an airport) come in two basic forms: general and special damages. General damages are those which the law presumes to flow from any tortious act, while special damages are specific and quantifiable.
Victims can claim compensation for all medical expenses related to the accident, including emergency care, surgeries, medication, and ongoing treatments.
Lost Wages and Future Earnings
If the accident impacts your ability to work, compensation for lost wages and diminished future earning capacity can be claimed.
Pain and Suffering
Compensation for pain and suffering covers the physical and emotional distress caused by the accident. This includes the impact on your quality of life and any long-term suffering.
What Are Your Legal Options After an Airport Accident in Atlanta?
After experiencing an airport accident in Atlanta, it’s crucial to understand your legal options to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our experienced team of attorneys is well-versed in navigating the complexities of airport accident cases, providing you with the guidance and representation needed to make informed decisions. Overall, these are the options we will consider:
File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
One option is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties. This could include the airport authority, airlines, or other entities whose negligence may have contributed to the accident. A lawsuit aims to recover damages for your injuries, financial losses, and emotional distress.
Seek Compensation through Insurance Claims
Another option is seeking compensation through insurance claims. This involves negotiating with the insurance companies of the liable parties to secure a fair settlement. It’s essential to understand the details of insurance policies related to airport accidents, as they can be complex.
Maximizing Your Recovery for an Airport Accident in Atlanta – Our Attorneys Can Help
We work tirelessly to ensure that all aspects of your claim are meticulously handled, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies. Our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for you, whether that’s through a settlement or a court verdict.
If you’ve been involved in an airport accident, contact us for a free consultation. We’re here to help you every step of the way, ensuring your rights are protected and your recovery maximized.
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