AIRPORT ACCIDENTS


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Protecting The Wrongfully Injured

Airline employees injured on the job may have a claim against airlines if they are not properly trained, provided the necessary safety equipment, or injured on the job due the negligence of airline management. Airline workers may have a claim and recover medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering, and may contact an Ohio airport accident lawyer.

Travelers and passengers often associate airport and airplane accidents with devastating crashes, but most injuries and accidents occur before a plane leaves the ground.

Airports can be chaotic workplaces and transport hubs, and property negligence can make airports dangerous places for passengers in Ohio and around the country. Common airport accidents include:

Joe Lyon is an experienced catastrophic injury, workplace injury, premises liability, aviation attorney and Ohio airport accident lawyer. The Lyon Firm reviews aviation lawsuits and injury claims for injured passengers or workers nationwide.


Dangerous Escalators & Elevator Accidents


Several customers and employees are injured each year across the United States in airport escalator accidents. Airports have dozens or hundreds of escalators that must be maintained on daily basis. When escalators are not properly maintained and cleaned, they may present safety hazards.

Tripping hazards and entrapment accidents are the most common causes of escalator accidents. Patrons of airports may snag their clothing, or have some part of their luggage caught in machinery, posing serious accident concerns.


Aviation Lawsuits & Airport Accidents


The Montreal Convention is international law applicable to passengers who are injured during an international flight or while embarking / disembarking an international flight. The law states that an airline or carrier is liable for damage sustained in case of death or bodily injury of a passenger during the course of operation.

Domestic accidents and injury are also, of course, grounds for litigation. Lawsuits filed against airlines and airports will require a thorough investigation into all the personnel and equipment involved.

Legal counsel and aviation experts can evaluate your case and advise you of your rights. An Ohio airport accident lawyer can identify all responsible parties and maximize the compensation obtained.

The busiest Ohio airports tend to be the ones with the most accidents and safety hazards, including:

  • Akron                    CAK        Akron-Canton Regional Airport
  • Cincinnati            LUK        Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport
  • Cleveland            CLE         Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
  • Columbus            CMH      John Glenn Columbus International Airport
  • Columbus            LCK         Rickenbacker International Airport
  • Dayton                  DAY        James M. Cox Dayton International Airport
  • Toledo                   TOL        Toledo Express Airport
  • Youngstown       YNG       Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

Contact an Ohio Airport Accident Lawyer


If a person is injured at an airport or in an aviation accident, a lawsuit may be filed against the airport property management and possibly negligent airlines. Each aviation lawsuit may be different and requires an investigation into cause of the accident.

A qualified aviation attorney and airport accident lawyer will be able to advise you on the legal process and how to bring a lawsuit and recover monetary damages from the responsible parties.

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Why are these cases important?

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.

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Questions about Personal Injury Cases

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Any kind of negligence by an individual or company that causes injury or harm can lead to filing a personal injury lawsuit. The amount a plaintiff is entitled to depends on several factors, particularly how egregious the act and how serious the injury.

Personal injury attorneys generally only will take cases on a confidential and contingency fee basis, which means your lawyer will only get paid if he or she is able to reach a settlement or positive verdict. The Lyon Firm will review your case for free and assess what compensation any plaintiff can expect through litigation.

Personal Injury cases can range from minor auto accidents to complex lawsuits filed against large corporations. The Lyon Firm has handled both with equal care. Severe injury requires legal action on occasion, no matter if the injury is the result of a vehicle accident, a dog bite, a boating accident, workplace injury, defective consumer products, medical malpractice, or toxic exposure.

What is the Process?

Pre-Suit Investigation and Negotiations: Personal injury lawsuits are unique and require a thorough investigation before a lawsuit is filed. An initial investigation involves gathering all relevant medical records, accident reports, and interviews with available witnesses.  Preservation letters are drafted to notify the defendant of the case. The duty to preserve electronic evidence is critical in most cases to prevent spoliation.

Filing a Lawsuit in Cincinnati: If pre-suit negotiations are unsuccessful, then a lawsuit must be filed to preserve the statute of limitations.  Filing a lawsuit early in the process is often necessary to begin gathering evidence while the witnesses memories are fresh and documents remain available.

Once suit is filed by your personal injury lawyer, the court will set a case management schedule and the parties will begin exchanging information in the formal process of discovery. Depositions will be taken to preserve testimony for trial and to understand what certain witnesses are likely to say at trial.

Proving Negligence, Causation and Damages: In addition to lay witness testimony and other documentary evidence, personal injury claims rely upon medical and scientific evidence to prove negligence, causation and damages. The chosen expert in a case must have a reliable and sound basis in science and in the facts of the case or his opinion may not be admissible under the rules of evidence.

In the areas of Toxic and Environmental Torts, the admission of expert testimony may be scrutinized harder than in other areas simply because the subject may not have been as widely tested and may rest on novel scientific theories.

Are there any limits to what I can recover?

Each state will vary. Under Ohio law, an injured party may recover damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and punitive damages. The numerical limits are as such:

  1. Non-Catastrophic Injury:   The non-economic award is limited to $250,000 per plaintiff, or three times the economic loss, up to $350,000 per plaintiff. A maximum of $500,000 for each “occurrence.”
  2. Catastrophic Injury: No limits.

The Lyon Firm may be able to file injury claims and recover rightful compensation for clients for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings and long-term disability.

Why should I hire The Lyon Firm?

Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters.   Personal Injury lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury.  Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury,  automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence casesThe cases have involved successfully litigating against some of  the largest companies in the world.

Our Victories

The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against negligent individuals or companies to obtain just compensation under the law. 

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WRONGFUL DEATH: DISTRACTED DRIVER

(Brown County, Kentucky):   The Lyon Firm was second chair a case involving a driver texting and driving when he crossed the median, killing a father of four. The case was resolved once discovery confirmed the cell phone records proved the texting-related incident. The settlement will pay for the surviving childrens’ education. The driver was likely facing additional criminal charges at the time of the settlement.

$495,000

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

(Cincinnati, Ohio):  The Lyon Firm was lead counsel in a $495,000 settlement. This case involved a motorcycle operator who sustained fractures of the calcaneus, talus, medial cuneiform, tarsal bones, and tarsometatarsal when a car ignored its driving lane and crossed into his right-of-way. Settlement provided repayment of medical bills of $20,000 and funds for future education to re-enter the work force in a less physically-demanding job.

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