Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport, has the distinction of being civil-military (Jacksonville Air National Guard) airport located a mere 13 miles from Jacksonville’s downtown area. It is operated and owned by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.
This is another busy international airport that flies passengers to their chosen destinations every year.
In 2011, this airport served 5,515,165 travelers. In 2012, 5,222,125 people arrived and departed from this location. In 2013, 5,129,212 flyers took to the skies. In 2014, 5,230,988 passengers embarked on an adventure and in 2015, 5,501,889.
Jacksonville International Airport is home to 13:
- Air Canada Express
- Allegiant Air
- American Airlines
- American Eagle
- Delta Air Line
- Delta Connection
- JetBlue Airways
- Silver Airways
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines
- United Express
- FedEx Express
- UPS Airlines
In the nonstop hustle, bustle of a thriving airport, accidents can happen. It may be due to slipping on a section of wet flooring, tripping over a rug, stumbling on a broken stair or tripping over a fallen object that is not where it should be or not properly marked as being hazardous.
In a hurry when you land to get a vehicle and get going? You have a good choice of car rental agencies at the Jacksonville International Airport. Deplaning passengers have multiple choices for car rental companies depending on their budget and needs:
- E-Z Rent-a-Car
- ACE Rent-a-Car
Causes of slips and fall injuries at airports:
- Defective/missing handrails
- A wet/slick floor without warning markers
- Slippery stairs
- Uneven walking surfaces
- Broken tile
- Other uneven flooring
- Poorly laid carpets
- Broken stairs
- Poor lighting
- Uneven jet bridge flooring
- A torn carpet/wet entrance mat to the plane
- A snowy/icy entrance, driveway, or parking lot not cleared, shoveled, or salted
- Highly polished slippery surfaces
- Loose carpet, torn linoleum, cracked marble or ceramic flooring
- Uneven drain caps in flooring
- Poorly maintained escalator surfaces
- Unmarked tripping hazard
- Broken/defective floor
- Poor lighting conditions
Proving Negligence and Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
Reasonable is a term used often in these cases because for someone to be found negligent and liable for damages, a property owner, owner’s agent or worker must not have acted like a reasonably prudent individual prior to events leading to an accident.
Some of the issues a personal injury attorney must consider before filing a slip and fall case are:
- Was dangerous condition present long enough for the property owner/worker to have taken corrective action to alleviate the potential danger?
- Did the owner/worker frequently check for potential hazards?
- Did the owner/worker keep a record of how those hazards were remedied?
- Did the owner/worker make notes just prior to an accident?
- Was the potential hazard created for a justifiable reason? E.g. construction
- Was the potential hazardous situation in existence when the plaintiff slipped and fell?
- Could the property owner/worker relocated the hazardous situation?
- Could the danger have been minimized or avoided by not allowing people to access the location?
- Could the danger have been prevented by relocating the hazard?
- Was lighting in the location of the accident poor?
- Was visibility limited in the accident location?
Common injuries due to slip and fall risks at airports:
- Slipped discs
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe bruising
- Other head trauma
- Hip fractures
- Knee fractures
- Leg fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Broken limbs
- Shoulder dislocation
You may be able to recover compensation for your loss if you suffered these or similar severe injuries due to a slip and fall accident at the Jacksonville International Airport. Compensation such as:
- Possible future medical expenses
- Current medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Damages awarded in personal injury claims are compensatory and punitive
There are several different kinds of compensatory damages awarded in personal injury cases. Generally speaking, compensatory personal injury damages are broken into two categories, special damages and general damages. Compensatory damages are sought by the plaintiff for injuries sustained in an accident, such as a slip and fall case.
Punitive damages are infrequently awarded and are not linked to the type of harm suffered by the plaintiff. They are awarded to punish the wrongdoer for egregious behavior.
In general, there are two issues Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers consider when handling a slip and fall accident at the Jacksonville International Airport: identifying the right party or parties and determining if the responsible party knew about the defective condition, or should have known about it.
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at 855-529-0269 for a free consultation with a lawyer.
To speak directly to an airport slip and fall injury lawyer, contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at their Jacksonville location:
841 Prudential Drive, #12
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Phone: (904) 549-6065