Airport Slip and Falls
Jan 15, 2021 - Slip and Fall
Let an Allentown Slip and Fall Lawyer Fight For Your Rights
In a typical Pennsylvania slip and fall accident at a public place such as an airport, the injured victim; i.e., the plaintiff, needs to prove the following:
- The airport had a duty to protect the injured victim from unreasonably dangerous conditions;
- The airport breached that duty;
- That breach of duty caused the slip and fall accident to occur; and
- The slip and fall accident caused the victim to sustain injuries and damages.
The most difficult element to prove will be #2: How did the airport breach its duty to protect the injured victim from unreasonably dangerous conditions?
Several years ago, A Delaware woman sued the City of Philadelphia and a snow removal contractor for injuries she sustained after falling to the ground at Philadelphia International Airport in a premises liability case. According to the complaint, the plaintiff was walking at the airport near Gate F8 on Dec. 21, 2009, when she slipped and fell on ice that had accumulated on the ground. The lawsuit alleged carelessness and negligence for failing to properly and adequately maintain the premises and for allowing a dangerous and hazardous condition to exist.
This is a typical airport slip and fall scenario. If you have been injured by a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania, contact an Allentown slip and fall lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis for help.
Common Causes for Slip and Fall Accidents at Airports
An airport property owner has a duty to provide reasonably safe conditions for commuters, and if they breach that duty, they can be held liable for damages to injured people in slip and fall cases. The definition of “reasonably safe conditions” is not entirely clear and is likely to vary from location to location, depending on various other key factors, such as time and weather. Nonetheless, with the population density every day at Pennsylvania airports, employees must be particularly cautious with building maintenance, repairs, and warnings.
Some of the most common reasons for slip and fall accidents at airports include:
- Debris, trash, and equipment impeding walking surfaces
- Defective elevators, escalators, or staircases
- Inadequate lighting
- Uneven, cracked, or broken sidewalks, roadways, or walking surfaces
- Slippery or slick or wet walking surfaces
- Icy and/or snowy pedestrian sidewalks, parking lots, or roadways
- Improper warnings of hazardous conditions
Let an Allentown Slip and Fall Lawyer Help You With Your Slip and Fall Claim
Airports are just like any establishment in that they have a duty to provide reasonably safe premises. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or experienced an accident that resulted in serious injury or even death, let an Allentown slip and fall lawyer at Drake, Hileman & Davis help. They will treat you with respect and treat your claim with experienced efficiency.
Contact us for further information and to schedule your free consultation.