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Slip and Fall at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport? Our Lawyers Can Help

Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a major hub facility located at 100 Terminal Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, United States, is ranked as being the 21st busiest airport in the United States, one of the world’s 50 busiest airports and the 14th busiest international air gateway. In December 2015 this airport processed 2,599,525 passengers, a 7.8 percent increase over December 2014. International traffic was up 7.8 percent and domestic traffic jumped by 8.1 percent.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is also home to ten major airlines and two newcomers:

It goes without saying that this airport is a bustling hub, filled with humanity trying to get from one gate to another, deplane, get through security, check in for their flight, trying to pick up a rental vehicle or catch a cab, grabbing luggage off a carousel and picking up and/or dropping off passengers. In the ensuing confusion it is not hard to slip and fall.

The rush to pick up a rental car is one we have all experienced and at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport, deplaning passengers have a choice of four different auto rental companies:

Causes of slips and fall injuries at airports:

  • A wet/ slick floor not cleaned up or with warning markers around it
  • A snowy/icy entrance, driveway, or parking lot that has not been cleared, shoveled, or salted
  • A torn carpet/wet entrance mat to the airport
  • Broken tile, uneven floors or carpet, broken stairs or as a result of poor lighting
  • Uneven jet bridge flooring
  • Highly polished slippery surfaces
  • Loose carpet or other flooring
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Slippery stairs
  • Unmarked tripping hazard
  • Broken/defective floor
  • Poor lighting conditions
  • Defective or missing handrail

Common injuries due to slip and fall risks at airports:

  • Back injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Hip fractures
  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken limbs

If you have suffered these or similar severe injuries due to a slip and fall accident at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, you may be able to recover compensation for your loss, including the following:

  • Possible future medical expenses
  • Current medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages

In general, there are two issues Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers consider when handling a fall accident at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. One is identifying the right party or multiple parties and the second is the issue of notice, or whether the responsible party knew about the defective condition, or should have known about it. If an airport is operated and managed by a city, a government entity, there may be issues of immunity from liability and in slip and fall accidents, liability is based on negligence in the care, custody or control of real property or things affixed to airport property.

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 Fort Lauderdale location:

721 SE 17th ST

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

(954) 476-1000

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