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Airport Jetway Accident

Epicenters of activity are airports; these are hubs for the routine bustling of travelers hurrying from one area to the other on route preparing to board a plane or upon arrival on their way out.

As a convenience to those who have been on the go during a long period, and may need to rest their feet for a brief moment, jetways are offered toward destinations for the traveler.

When not monitored or maintained properly, they can be the result of sustained injuries.

However, airports may be held liable if an airport jetway accident is discovered to be due to negligence on behalf of staff members at an airport.

Frequent Causes of Jetway Injuries

Jetways are walkways that are powered and move in a similar fashion to an escalator, but without descending or ascending to another building level.

Essentially they involve a conveyor belt which pulls occupants forward until they reach an exit platform elevated.

Due to the constant motion, it can become easy for travelers to trip or stumble when exiting or entering a jetway.

The causes of injuries on a jetway can include the following: on the jetway, objects are left, or in the path travelers can easily trip; gaps in the jetway can have a fall or trip hazard or a snare which can result in a catastrophic injury should a limb get caught between moving parts; raised platforms and unmarked steps at the start and finish of the jetway, which can cause travelers to trip or making a misstep; the belt of the platform malfunctions in the mechanics of the jetway while it is in use, that can cause sustained injury to individuals occupying a jet way.

If you sustained injuries while traveling on a jet way, it is important not to hesitate to report any incidents to airport staff.

A report of the problem is critical for the safety of other individuals who may discover the same hazard, as well as establishing a report of what occurred, where it happened, and what may be the result of an airport jetway accident.

It can be a task that is overwhelming to make a determination who may be held liable for sustained injuries due to airport jetway; that is because each jetway may be owned or managed by a different party.

The airport itself, contrary to normal belief, may not be responsible or own a servicing jetway where injuries occurred.

A record of the exact location of a jetway subsequent to an accident is vital for this very reason.

Individual airlines may have ownership of the jetways which travel between gates reserved for flights.

They are held liable for accidents which occur from failure to repair or maintain properly the walkways, or to address safety concerns known.

Due to loss of statute of limitations, it is crucial to administer an investigation promptly to determine who is held liable for sustained injuries, and to file allotted by law within the timeframe.

An aviation accident attorney who is highly qualified can assist you to pursue a lawsuit for the appropriate party, and recover damages for payments of healthcare treatment and various costs pertaining to an airport jetway accident.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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