Car Accidents at the Airport

Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers Assisting Victims in the Miami Region

The process of navigating the roads around a busy airport like Miami International Airport or Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is stressful as it is. However, when a car accident occurs at an airport, possibly due to a taxi or Uber driver being unfamiliar with the layout, other drivers being in a hurry or inattentive, or construction projects being underway, an injured victim can experience much more than stress. The Miami car accident attorneys at our Law Offices of Robert Dixon help victims injured in a car accident at the airport seek proper compensation from parties liable for their harm.

Serious injuries often result in substantial medical treatment and rehabilitation, as well as the costs associated with them. Our staff is dedicated to making sure that clients receive the financial support that they need not only from insurance companies but also from other negligent and liable parties. Our firm offers seasoned legal representation to people in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as across South Florida.

Common Causes of South Florida Airport Accidents

Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) are two of the busiest transportation hubs in the region. In addition to using their own vehicles, travelers in these airports often use taxis, shuttles, rental cars, and Uber and Lyft services, each of which comes with its own inherent risk of collisions. Both airports have heavy foot traffic as well, since many travelers use crosswalks from parking lots at both departure and arrival areas, as well as to get to ride-sharing pickup and drop off points. This can lead to more pedestrian accidents than at other locations, since drivers can be distracted by trying to find their own terminals. Some common types of car accidents at the airport include:

  • Parking garage accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Improper merging accidents
  • Distracted driving, especially when a driver is trying to find a passenger to pick up or a terminal at which to drop them off
  • Shuttle and van collisions

Many different parties can be involved in a personal injury lawsuit arising out of an airport car accident. Beyond the specific drivers, there can be multiple insurance companies, taxi or ride-sharing companies, and public entities. If you have been injured in a collision occurring at an airport, you may not even know who is at fault. It is important to consult a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible following this type of collision so that your rights can be protected properly.

Liability for Airport Car Accidents

Many car accidents at the airport are a result of one or more parties’ negligence. Negligence occurs when a party breaches his or her duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would act under the circumstances, causing another person’s injuries and resulting in damages. For instance, a driver who is rushing to get to his destination, without paying attention to the flow of traffic, might cause a rear-end collision. He would likely be found in breach of his duty to others on the road. Once liability is established, victims can recover damages for property loss, past and future medical costs, lost wages, and diminished earning capacity, depending on the extent of their injuries.

Consult an Experienced Injury Attorney in Miami

Although speeds at the airport may be slower, serious injuries can still result when a driver hits another vehicle or a pedestrian, especially when they are distracted by something and not focusing on the road. Our car accident lawyers understand the investigation and legal preparation that it takes to ensure that victims injured at an airport receive the compensation that they are entitled to obtain from the appropriate parties. If you have been injured in a car accident at the airport, call 877.499.4878 or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal rights and options. We represent people in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other cities in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward Counties.