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Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, located 10 miles from downtown Atlanta and is one of the busiest airports in the world.  It comprises over 4,700 acres and serves over 150 domestic destinations and 75 international destinations in 50 countries.  The airport averages more than 275,000 passengers daily.  Due to the large volume of people and machines operating in close quarters, accidents inevitably occur, many of which are preventable. Ponton Law has litigated many injury cases arising from injuries at the Atlanta airport, including:

Pedestrian Injuries

Cars, trucks, taxi, limos, buses, and any other vehicle you can think of all pass through the airport every day. These vehicles are all coming and going while many passengers are attempting to leave the airport.  Injuries occur every day through the carelessness of vehicle operators.  Ponton Law seeks to hold those operators accountable.

These types of accidents can occur in the airport, on the tarmac, in the passenger pick-up and drop-off areas, parking lots, and other waiting areas. It’s important to be aware of these vehicles when traveling through this airport as they can cause serious injuries. Some pedestrian injuries that one may sustain from being hit by one of these vehicles are:

  • Broken bones;
  • Brain injuries;
  • Bleeding;
  • Herniated discs and neck injuries;
  • Burns;
  • And in some extreme cases, wrongful death.

Airport Equipment Malfunctions

Escalator Injuries

According to the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), there are approximately 10,000 escalator injuries per year which results in emergency room treatment in the United States.  Owners and operators of escalators must keep the escalators in a state of good repair and can be held liable for injures for their failure to do so.  Ponton Law will hire an escalator expert to examine the escalator for any deficiencies in the maintenance program which may have caused or contributed to the injury.

Handrails, Lights, Stairs, and Spills

As a general rule, property and business owners in Georgia have to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition for the patrons or guests who are invited to come onto the property.  This duty includes the responsibility to:

  • clean up spills;
  • remove tripping hazards;
  • inspect for dangerous conditions; and,
  • warn of any danger that cannot be immediately eliminated.

Other injuries can occur in the Hartfield-Jackson Airport from uneven ramps, malfunctioning lights or broken handrails, slippery stairs, and spills on floors.  If such dangers were not made aware to the airport guests and one is injured because of them, they could be eligible for compensation. Some simple ways to make patrons aware of the danger before or after cleaning it up is to set up wet floor signs, roped-off areas, and closing the bathrooms or other areas for cleaning or repair where guests might be at risk of injury. If an injury does occur, you can count on our team to help you. Our Atlanta airport accident attorney will research the incident and help you know if you have a valid claim to get the compensation you deserve.

Jetway Injuries

Jetway injuries may not be as common as pedestrian accidents or injuries caused by equipment malfunctions but they can occur. In some cases, passengers have to walk on parts of the runway to get to their aircraft or shuttle to pick up their luggage. This can be a very dangerous ask of passengers and can put them at risk of being injured. There are constantly vehicles swerving across the tarmac trying to get to and from different gates and terminals that may not always pay attention to what is around them. Take caution if you are ever put in this situation and know that if an injury occurs, Ponton Law is here to help you. We have the legal experience and knowledge needed to help you recover and hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

How an Atlanta Airport Injury Attorney Can Help You

At Hartsfield, many times the individual airlines (e.g., Delta, Southwest, etc.) lease the jetways from the airport authority and are responsible for any damages that result.  Ponton Law works to ensure that timely video surveillance is preserved.

If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries or death at the Atlanta airport, contact an Atlanta airport injury lawyer at Ponton Law today at 404-902-3154. Or you can contact us online to schedule an appointment.  We offer a free case evaluation and we do not bill you for attorney’s fees and costs unless we obtain a recovery.

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