Airports, especially large metro facilities such as Washington, D.C. airports Dulles International, Reagan National, and Baltimore Washington International, are cities unto themselves. Certainly they operate under the same federal, state, and local laws as any other industry in the area, but if you or a loved one are injured because of an airport accident or an airline accident, it may not be immediately obvious with whom responsibility rests. Multiple businesses, agencies, government entities, contractors, and sub-contractors are at work in this self-contained metropolis. When an airport accident or airline accident occurs, it is important to ask for help at once, and to know exactly with whom you are speaking and who they represent.
To get a better idea of just how busy a Washington D.C. airport is, see this blog post from Doug Landau.
One characteristic all airports share is a fast-paced environment. If those responsible are not proactive in preventing dangerous situations, or fail to act quickly to eliminate a potential hazard, the results could range from a bruise or broken bone to a life-altering or life-threatening condition. After an airport injury, your instinct may be to shrug it off in favor of continuing your journey. That could be a big mistake. Without an official accident report and other documentation, your case will lack a solid foundation should the injury be more serious than you first thought.
Common areas where personal injuries often occur at airports include:
- retail stores/concession areas
- baggage claim
- construction areas
- parking lots
- moving sidewalks
- passenger transport vehicles such as Train Mate and Mobile Lounge (used at Washington D.C.’s Dulles airport) that move passengers between concourses and the terminal, and also enable them to board aircraft without having to walk across the airfield.
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