Largo, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: I had an accident at the Airport. I fell on an escalator. Do I have any right to a claim?

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Jeffrey N. Berman
Jeffrey N. Berman
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  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I am sorry you are going through this. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may have a personal injury claim. You may be entitled to compensation for the costs of your medical care, your lost income, and and for your pain and suffering. If you have not done so already, obtain medical care to evaluate and treat your injuries. Then contact a personal injury attorney. Escalator accidents are common, and they are usually captured by surveillance cameras. However, the cameras record over footage in certain intervals such as weekly or monthly. If you retain a personal injury attorney he or she should immediately notify the airport authority and escalator company of the claim and demand they preserve the video footage of your accident, maintenance records, and other critical evidence. Contact a personal injury attorney promptly so that the footage of your accident and other critical evidence can be preserved. Best of luck to you.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: You could possibly have a claim. It would depend on how the accident took place and the injuries. If you contacted a Florida injury attorney for a consultation, they could make a better determination after reviewing additional details about the accident and seeing your medical records.

Tim Akpinar

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