Texas Airport Accident Attorneys
Our Houston Law Firm Can Help See If You Have Grounds to File
Airports are giant hubs of activity throughout the U.S., and while they are pivotal to the lives of many, they are not always safe. While many people think of aviation accidents that occur in the skies, there are many accidents that can happen before the plane ever leaves the ground.
Some of the most common airport accidents include:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents on jetways and boarding ramps
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents on escalators, rolling board staircases, and pathways
- Motor vehicle accidents on the runway, parking lots, and surrounding roads
- Work-related accidents (such as carrying and lifting accidents)
Understanding the Montreal Convention
The Montreal Convention, previously known as Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, is international law that was put into place to protect the rights of passengers, as well as establish rules regarding baggage and cargo. This law is applicable to passengers who are injured during an international flight or while embarking / disembarking an international flight.
Under the Montreal Convention: “The carrier is liable for damage sustained in case of death or bodily injury of a passenger upon condition only that the accident which caused the death or injury took place on board the aircraft or in the course of any of the operations of embarking or disembarking.”
Representing Clients Throughout Texas & Nationwide
Based in Houston, our personal injury lawyers represent clients nationwide injured at large and small airports.
This includes people who were in accidents at the following airports:
- Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
- George Bush Intercontinental Airport
- William P. Hobby Airport
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
- San Antonio International Airport
- Dallas Love Field
- El Paso International Airport
- Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
Our firm has successfully represented clients from all 50 states, and we are ready to help you too.
Airport Accident FAQ
Who is liable for airport injuries?
The party liable (legally responsible) for an accident or injury at an airport may be an airline or the airport itself. All but one commercial airport in the U.S. are owned and operated by public entities, and this can make filing a lawsuit challenging—but not impossible. At Arnold & Itkin, we have the experience and wherewithal to take on any airport or airline. We can investigate your accident to identify cause and then prove fault, which will open the door to the recovery of compensation for your injuries.
What causes airport accidents?
Many airport accidents are caused by unsafe conditions. Airports are busy places. You have thousands of people trying to get through security and to the correct gate, or who have just gotten off their flight and are headed to the baggage claim to get their luggage. You also have people taking passenger transport vehicles like trams, busses, and shuttles. All of this together can create a recipe for disaster if the airport is negligently maintained. Moving walkways, luggage conveyor belts, escalators, and electric carts can all pose hazards to people walking through the airport or getting their bags. Spills on walkways, defective flooring, broken handrails, and uneven airplane ramps can cause serious accidents.
What can I do if I was injured at an airport?
If you were injured at the airport, whether you were getting on a plane, were at a restaurant near your gate, or were harmed while trying to get your bag from the baggage claim, you may have a case against the airport, airline, or another party. Seek medical attention first and foremost, and then talk to an attorney. In nearly every case involving an airport accident, the at-fault party will try to deny liability. You’ll need someone in your corner to make sure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Protecting the Rights of Airport Accident Victims
If you or someone you love has been injured in such an accident, it is crucial that you get immediate help from Houston personal injury lawyers who are well-versed in applicable laws. At Arnold & Itkin, we are proven trial attorneys who are experienced, aggressive, and dedicated to the success of our clients. You can rest assured knowing that we go above and beyond for our clients—fighting tooth and nail to maximize their recovery.
Just a few reasons that you should call us first:
- We have recovered billions of dollars in verdicts & settlements.
- We have been named “Top Lawyers for the People.”
- We have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®.
If you would like to learn more about how we can help, call us at (888) 493-1629. We deliver the best future for our clients by winning the best results.