Persons Injured In Car Accidents at North Carolina Airports Entitled To Bring Claims

North Carolina is home to several large airports, including Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is one of the United States’ busiest airports. Studies have shown that many car accidents occur when people are distracted by various conditions. One distracting condition that has caused accidents is common to airports and roadways surrounding them: being in a hurry.

The artistic renderings of our popular culture have, in movies, television show episodes, and more recently on YouTube and other online platforms, often hilariously captured and depicted travelers madly dashing to catch their planes. Oftentimes before these travelers dash on foot through the halls and terminals of an airport, they wade—as drivers or riders—through the crush of automobile traffic surrounding an airport.

Studies have shown that drivers under that very common stressor—time—are prone to make mistakes. Mistakes when operating a motor vehicle can lead to property damage, bodily injury and, in severe cases, life-changing injuries or death.

Persons injured in airport crashes are, like crash victims elsewhere, entitled to bring claims for damages against at-fault drivers.

Injured Persons Should Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

The legal professionals at Arnold & Smith, PLLC understand the frustrations and complications that a motor vehicle accident can cause to persons, and they are adept at helping victims through difficult times.

If you or your loved one has suffered a severe injury in a car accident at a North Carolina airport, our law firm is here to help you. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. If you are too injured to come to our office, we will come to you, or we will arrange for a telephone, video, or other remote conference.

Car Accidents Injure Travelers at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the largest airport in North Carolina. Every year, over 22 million travelers pass through Charlotte Douglas International Airport. With so many travelers passing through the airport, traffic surrounding the airport—especially in the designated drop-off and pick-up zones—is often extremely congested. Taxi drivers and rideshare drivers may try to maximize their businesses by ferrying as many passengers as possible, which can motivate them to speed and (literally and figuratively) cut corners.

Other drivers—family members awaiting the arrival of loved ones—can also become distracted, or they may lack experience driving in areas with such heavy traffic. Traffic studies have shown that a majority of accidents occurring at Charlotte Douglas International Airport happen within a small perimeter around the airport. It is as if a perfect storm of distracted drivers and pedestrians makes the area a frequent location of dangerous and even fatal car accidents.

Persons Suffer Injuries in Car Accidents at Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, another large airport in North Carolina, is located between the large cities of Raleigh and Durham, and services large suburbs such as Cary, Morrisville, and Chapel Hill. Recently a traveler was killed in a vehicle explosion after a car slid off a flatbed truck, causing a collision. The deadly accident occurred on Interstate 40 near Airport Boulevard, in the midst of heavy airport traffic.

Experienced legal professionals can assist persons who have suffered injuries in car accidents, including accidents at or near airports.

Lawyers can Help Persons Injured in Car Accidents at Piedmont Triad International

Piedmont Triad International Airport is the third-largest international airport in North Carolina. The airport and the environs surrounding the airport have seen numerous crashes over the years, causing thousands of injuries and far-too-many fatalities.

Car Accidents at Regional Airports Cause Injuries, Leading To Claims

Smaller, regional airports in North Carolina, while less busy, also see numerous injurious accidents occurring on and around their premises. If you or someone you love has been injured in a serious car accident at any of the following regional airports, it is essential that you speak with an experienced lawyer to protect your legal rights:

  • Asheville Regional Airport;
  • Wilmington International Airport;
  • Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field;
  • Albert J. Ellis Airport;
  • Concord Regional Airport;
  • Coastal Carolina Regional Airport;
  • Pitt-Greenville Airport.
Lawyers can Help Persons Seeking Compensation for Injuries

Car accident victims must show that an at-fault driver caused their injuries to obtain compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, another negligent or reckless driver is liable for the injuries caused by a car accident. However, in some cases, the airport itself could be liable. For example, if an airport failed to put up safety warnings or failed to maintain its roads, the airport could be held responsible for car accidents that result from dangerous conditions. The best thing you can do after an airport car accident in North Carolina is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

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