Pensacola International Airport, previously called Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport and Pensacola Regional Airport (Hagler Field) is a public use airport that is located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Pensacola, in Escambia County, Florida. Its address is 2430 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, Florida. The owner of the airport is the City of Pensacola. In spite of its name, the airport does not provide direct international flights.
It is among the four major airports in North Florida. The others are: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, Tallahassee International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport.
Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle, and the main city in the Pensacola metropolitan area. It is a sea port on Pensacola Bay, which is guarded by the barrier island of Santa Rosa and connects to the Gulf of Mexico.
There are six major airlines that are located at Pensacola International Airport:
- American Airlines
- American Eagle Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Silver Airways
- Southwest Airlines
- United Express
Passengers who are deplaning at Pensacola International Airport have a choice of four auto rental companies:
- Dollar Rent a Car
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Budget Car Rental
The airport can be a very confusing place for passengers as they walk through the airport in search of signs pointing them in the right direction. While they are going to their gate or the baggage carousel, checking in or attempting to rent a vehicle, they may encounter obstacles in their way that cause them to slip, trip and fall.
Among the usual causes of slip and fall injuries at airports are:
- Waxed floors
- Incorrectly marked signage
- Poorly maintained carpet
- Construction areas
- Adverse weather conditions
- Uneven sidewalks
Some common injuries that can occur because of slip and fall injuries include:
- Head injury
- Brain injury
- Fractured clavicle
- Spinal cord injury
- Leg and arm abrasions
If you have suffered these or comparable severe injuries due to a slip and fall accident at Pensacola International Airport, you may be able to obtain compensation for your loss, including:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of future earnings
Generally, there are two issues that Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers examine when handling a slip and fall accident at Pensacola International Airport. One is recognizing the correct party or parties to the accident. The second issue is one of notice, or whether the party who is responsible was aware of the defective condition, or should have been aware of it.
If an airport is owned and managed by a city, which is a government entity, there could be issues of immunity from liability. In slip and fall accidents, the basis of liability is negligence in the care, custody and control of real property or things attached to airport property.
Call Chalik & Chalik at 855-529-0269 for a free consultation with an attorney.
To speak directly to an airport slip and fall attorney, contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at their Jacksonville location:
841 Prudential DR #12
Jacksonville, FL 32207