Once you board an airplane, your carrier assumes responsibility for your safety within a broad range of legal standards, from the mechanical integrity of the craft to the heath quality of in-flight meals. This means that if and when an accident or injury occurs, the case will concern primarily the airline and the passengers or their families.
However, the issue of liability within airports themselves is much more complex. Up until the point at which you step onto a plane, slippery floors, trip hazards, and similar conditions of premises upkeep generally fall to airport authorities. Even if you are in the lounge for a particular carrier, pursuing action against that carrier for an accident that you feel is due to negligence may be barking up the wrong tree.
At John F. Kennedy airport, for example, it falls to the local Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to ensure safe conditions for travelers. Taking legal action against government institutions of this nature can be daunting and difficult to say the least. The amount of red tape, effects of statutes of limitation, and other barriers against prosecution may all hamper the process. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in a case of this nature.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident at an airport terminal, such as in a slip-and-fall on a poorly-marked slick surface, and you think that negligence on the part of the staff or operators was to blame, you deserve to know your rights and options. Contact the experienced Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.