St. Lucie County International Airport, which is now known as Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park, is a public airport that is situated three miles northwest of the central business district of Fort Pierce, a city in St. Lucie County, Florida. It is located at 3000 Curtis King Blvd., Fort Pierce (1.5 miles west of US1 on S. Lucie Blvd.,Fort Pierce), and covers 3,660 acres. The owner of the airport is the St. Lucie Board of County Commissioners.
A number of aviation flight schools in south Florida use the airport. Three of them are based at the airport, which also hosts a Federal Inspection Station (FIS) that is managed by United States Customs and Border Protection. Private airplanes flying to and from the Bahama Islands often stop at the airport in St. Lucie County.
This airport is located between Vero Beach and West Palm Beach, and provides excellent access to highways, railways and ports. St. Lucie County offers beautiful beaches and weather, as well as a low cost of living.
Slip and fall accidents could often occur at airports, which tend be very busy, and full of people who are in a hurry to make certain that they are on time for their flight. Passengers frequently carry very heavy and/or cumbersome luggage that can cause them or someone else to slip and fall.
There are five car rental companies from which you can choose to rent a car at St. Lucie International Airport:
Causes of slip and fall injuries at airports:
- Defective escalator
- Moving sidewalk
- Negligent sky caps
- Uneven ramps
- Turbulence without warning
- Insufficiently secured items in overhead bins
Common injuries due to slip and fall risks at airports:
- Broken arm
- Fractured hip
- Traumatic brain injury
If you have suffered these or similar severe injuries due to a slip and fall accident at St. Lucie International Airport, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of potential future earnings
There are usually two issues that Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers examine when dealing with a slip and fall accident at St. Lucie International Airport. One is recognizing the correct party or several parties. 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 West Palm Beach location:
777 S. Flagler Drive, Suite 800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
or their Vero Beach location:
601 21st Street, Suite 300
Vero Beach, FL 32960