Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has been the busiest airport in the world since 1998 in terms of most annual passengers. Since 2010, the airport has served more than 90 million passengers every year.
The immense volume of people rushing to get to and from flights at Hartsfield means that airport personnel must constantly be on the lookout for any potential safety hazards. People of all ages can suffer extremely serious injuries because of poorly maintained public areas.
Did you or your loved one sustain catastrophic injuries because of another party’s negligence at Hartsfield–Jackson? You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Personal injury attorney ReShea Balams is experienced in fighting cases involving airport accidents in Atlanta, GA. She fights on behalf of injured tourists as well as residents of such nearby areas as Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Riverdale, Norcross, Milton, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Johns Creek, Forest Park, East Point, Dunwoody, Duluth, Decatur, College Park, and Alpharetta.
ReShea Balams represents clients on a contingency fee basis after an injury at the airport, so you pay nothing for her legal representation unless she gets you a financial award.
The Balams Firm will fully investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and diligently work to hold all negligent parties fully accountable. You can receive an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (404) 445-2005 right now to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.
ATL has more than 6.8 million square feet of total terminal and concourse space. This includes 207 gates and 263 concession outlets throughout the airport.
Accidents occur not only within Hartsfield–Jackson, but also in parking lots, walkways, and other areas on the 4,700 acres of property the airport encompasses. Some of the most common injuries victims suffer at Hartsfield are the result of slip and fall accidents, frequently as a result of such causes as:
People can be hurt in a variety of other ways at the airport in Atlanta. Some other common causes of injuries at Hartsfield–Jackson include, but are not limited to:
Accidents at Hartsfield can result in injuries with a wide range of severity. Depending on the type of accident and the age and health of the victim as well as other contributing factors, the effects of these kinds of mishaps can be life-altering.
For example, elderly travelers who fall in the airport because of a poorly maintained walkway may be forced to undergo surgery or have a hip replaced. Some of the other types of injuries that victims suffer at ATL include, but are not limited to:
Travelers are frequently under significant time constraints. If you or a loved one sustain a serious injury at Hartsfield, following certain steps needs to take precedence over catching any flight.
Should you or a loved one be hurt at ATL, do not assume that airport personnel will handle these matters for you. It is going to be in your best interest to take the following steps:
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport — This the airport’s official website. It has various information about ATL, but there is also passenger information relating to terminal maps, security, and medical services. Under the airport information section, you will also learn more about the airport’s Safety Management System (SMS) and OneATL Safety Always programs.6000 North Terminal Parkway
Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Airports — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the United States Department of Transportation agency that regulates and oversees all aspects of aviation in the United States. This section of the FAA website is dedicated to SMS programs, including internal and external SMS efforts. You can find news, information, studies, and recent rulemaking.
Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 112 – Airport Terminal Incident Response Planning — The need for the ACRP was identified in a 2003 special report by the Transportation Research Board sponsored by the FAA. It was authorized that same year as part of the Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act. This report covers the relationship of Terminal Incident Response Plans (TIRPs) and other plans and programs, the best practices for developing and sustaining TIRPs, and has answers to many frequently asked questions.
If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one was killed as the result of an accident at the Atlanta airport, do not assume that the amount being offered by an insurance company is your only possible compensation for this type of premises liability claim.
The Balams Firm represents scores of travelers who were sustained catastrophic injuries at ATL, from residents of other states and countries to clients in communities in Gwinnett County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Cobb County, and Clayton County.
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport accident attorney ReShea Balams will fight to help you get every cent that you and your family need and deserve. She can review your case to help you understand all of your legal options during a free initial consultation when you call (404) 445-2005 today.