Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the crown jewels of the city and state. As the world’s busiest airport, it is treasured by the city of Atlanta as a cornerstone of the local economy.
It has also been plagued by allegations of lackadaisical safety practices. Travelers passing through the airport must often navigate hazardous and poorly maintained facilities, the product of decades of emphasis on expansion, appearance, and financial gain, at the expense of passenger safety.
If you have sustained injuries at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport while trying to make your way to your destination, an Atlanta airport injury lawyer from The Stoddard Firm can review your case and determine if you are eligible to file a premises liability claim for compensation. If so, we will help you pursue a settlement or verdict to pay you for your damages. Call us at 470-467-2200 to schedule a free consultation.
Why Choose the Stoddard Firm?
We Have a Track Record of Success in Airport Injury Cases
Our attorneys at The Stoddard Firm are well-acquainted with the numerous hazards that have led to serious injuries at the Atlanta airport. We are highly experienced in helping clients obtain compensation when their injuries are due to another party’s negligence.
Matthew Stoddard, our firm’s founder, has stood up for the rights of individuals in personal injury cases since 2011. Prior to that time, he spent over a decade defending corporations against such claims, which gives him unique insight into both sides of the legal process.
We have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients experiencing some of the most distressing and difficult times of their lives including multiple multi-million dollar claims against contractors at the airport.
We are fighters who are not afraid to take on large and powerful entities and insurers in our quest to get the best possible financial outcome for injury victims.
Learn what previous clients have to say about why they chose our firm and how we helped them; their stories can be found on our testimonials page.
How Our Airport Accident Attorney Can Help You
We Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
If you’ve been injured in a sudden and frightening accident at the airport, you may be in pain and your anxiety level may be very high. You should not have to face the added stress of trying to figure out who is responsible and what you can do about it. When you trust us with your case, our knowledgeable Atlanta airport accident lawyers will do the work of filing a claim for you. We will:
Thoroughly investigate how your accident happened and gather the evidence to establish fault
Handle all communications with insurers and other attorneys
Aggressively seek a fair settlement amount from the at-fault party and their insurance company
Advise you about resolving your case at trial if a fair settlement offer is not forthcoming.
Once we take your case, our goal in representing you is to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Types of Airport Hazards that Lead to Injuries
Here are some of the types of dangers at the airport that can cause serious injuries:
Foot injuries from poorly maintained escalators
Entrapped clothing and body parts on defective moving walkways
Slips and falls or trips and falls from spilled or misplaced items on airport floors
Traveling through the airport should be safe. Escalators and moving walkways should be appropriately manufactured and maintained to protect individuals from getting caught and sustaining injuries. Flooring should be clear of liquids and debris that can lead to slipping and falling. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and accidents and injuries are not uncommon.
Atlanta Airport Accident Lawyer Answers FAQs
If you have been injured at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta Airport, you probably have concerns about your rights. Here, our attorneys answer some of the questions we frequently receive.
What damages can I get if I was injured at the airport?
Types of damages can include payment for medical bills, lost wages, lost future earning capacity, and pain and suffering. This list is not all-inclusive, and there may be other damages available in your case. We can help you determine what damages to claim.
Who can I sue for my injuries?
The airport is owned by the City of Atlanta. Numerous airlines, transportation companies, restaurants, stores and other companies do business there. Moving walkways, escalators, and elevators at the airport are built by manufacturers. Contractors perform maintenance of airport facilities. Who you may be able to sue for your injuries will depend on the specific facts of your accident. Sometimes more than one party may be liable.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
If you are suing the City of Atlanta, you generally must give notice of your lawsuit within six months and in a statutorily prescribed way called an “ante litem notice.” If you are suing a private party or company, you generally have two years to file under the Georgia statute of limitations but timelines can be longer or shorter depending on the circumstances of your particular claim. Our law firm can advise you about filing deadlines for your case.
For questions and answers specific to your case, reach out to our law firm to speak directly with one of our airport injury lawyers.
The Stoddard Firm Aggressively Represents Victims of Atlanta Airport Injuries in Premises Liability Claims
Legitimate visitors to any property, public or private, have the right to a safe environment. Airports are no exception.
When the management of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport puts profits ahead of passenger safety, it’s responsible for the resulting harm that comes to those passengers.
The economic power of Hartsfield-Jackson can make it an intimidating foe for a wronged passenger. Still, with the help of skilled legal counsel, you can get the compensation you deserve.
At The Stoddard Firm, we have extensive experience with personal injury claims involving premises liability. We also have specific experience with Hartsfield-Jackson’s history of negligence.
We’re intimately acquainted with the airport’s past legal proceedings and with previous injuries on the property. Our law firm is committed to helping injured passengers be compensated for their losses.
Contact Our Airport Injury Lawyer in Atlanta for Help
Getting hurt at a major airport was likely at the bottom of the list of your travel concerns. Sadly, airport injuries are more common than you would think. Each day, accidents occur in airports around the world, including Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta.
If you have been hurt traveling through the Atlanta airport, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Obtaining it, though, can be a challenge. This is where our Atlanta airport injury lawyer can help. We will leverage our knowledge of Georgia premises liability, personal injury, and negligent security law, our experience in handling airport injury cases, and our client-focused service approach to managing your case from beginning to end.
Our team will ensure your case is filed in accordance with the statute of limitations, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and represent you, in court, if necessary.
At The Stoddard Firm, we believe that you have the right to travel safely. When government agencies, companies, and individuals do not act appropriately, and you are injured, they should be held accountable.
Contact us today at 470-467-2200 to arrange a free consultation and learn just how powerfully we can serve you.
Attorney Matt Stoddard
Matt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]
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