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Airport Accidents

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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:

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.

Case Results

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin tried a case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about a drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained for an individual ...
  • $860 Million History-Making Verdict After Fatal Crane Accident Arnold & Itkin took up the case of a woman who lost her daughter after a crane collapsed on her daughter’s apartment building. After nearly four years of delays, the defendant was forced to take responsibility.
  • $557 Million Massive Verdict Won Against Union Pacific Arnold & Itkin won a half-a-billion-dollar verdict against one of the nation’s largest rail companies after train operators mercilessly struck our client despite knowing she was on the tracks.
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas History Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
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