Local police cannot investigate airport injury cases that take place in “sterile areas” or the AOA because of Federal rules and regulations. Dulles area airport injury lawyer Doug Landau explains what these terms mean and why they are important to air travel accident cases.
What is a “sterile area” at an airport ? Is it really clean ? Does it have an autoclave ? No, it is simply the area from the security checkpoints back to the gates, jets, tarmac and midfield terminals. It is the part of the airport AFTER you get in line to be checked by TSA Personnel. Local police are normally not allowed to investigate accidents, crimes or other incidents in this special area. The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) controls Continue reading →
Anyone who tells you otherwise does not know what they are talking about ! The major airports throughout the United States have special rules, unique protections and protocols that we will explore in future posts. Even a “simple” slip and fall case where a passenger is injured while trying to board an aircraft is subject to special rules. The local police are not even allowed on the tarmac to investigate.
That is why it is so important to engage legal counsel experienced in these kinds of unique cases, investigate these incidents quickly and preserve the evidence before it is destroyed, lost or recorded over. If you or someone you know or care for has been injured as the result of an accident at an airport or due to an airline’s unsafe decisions, and there are questions about what laws apply and how to seek reimbursement for all harms and losses, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.
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