Unless you are a “frequent flyer,” airports can be disorienting places for travelers. The signage, often overhead, can cause elderly, weary, non-English speaking and disabled air travelers to take their eyes off the path before them. Plus, there are PA announcements, other travelers bumping into them and vehicles beeping and passing, etc. Airports can be tough places to get around in if you are unfamiliar with your surroundings, tired and confused. “If you need to check gate numbers on the signs above your head, stop walking. Look where you are going,” advises Dulles, Reagan & Baltimore Washington International Airport injury lawyer Doug Landau.
“We get calls every year from out of state travelers who trip and fall or slip on some substance on the floor that they claim not to have seen. Due to the law in Virginia, we must often turn down these cases because of the law on ‘Contributory Negligence’ and/or ‘Assumption of the Risk.” Plus, unless our Herndon law firm is contacted soon after the accident, we cannot properly investigate the facts of the case.”
If you or someone you know or care for has been injured as the result of an airport slip and fall, indoor terminal vehicle crash, trip and fall, or other air travel related accident and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once.