Common Injuries at Hollywood Burbank Airport – 3 Risky Situations
For many residents of the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood Burbank Airport provides a quicker convenience for flights as opposed to traveling to LAX.
It’s estimated that 3.7 million passengers travel through Hollywood Burbank Airport each year. Similar to other large spaces that have numerous pedestrians, the risk for injury is high.
Whether you are on a quick flight to Las Vegas or a connecting flight to New York, there are many different ways one can be injured at Hollywood Burbank Airport.
A slip and fall injury can seemingly come out of nowhere. It’s important that the airport works to ensure your safety and prevent slip and fall issues from happening.
A slip and fall can stem from a variety of reasons:
- A wet surface from a spilled beverage
- Broken floor/walkway
- Loose or scrunched carpeting
- Exposed wires
Another common injury accident can occur on an elevator or escalator. Similar to a slip and fall, the airport should have signs if there is any malfunctioning equipment. Common causes of an elevator or escalator accident are:
- Falling or tripping on an escalator step
- Elevator collapsing
- Getting an item of clothing or body part stuck in or between elevator doors
- Getting clothing items caught in or between parts while on an escalator
Car accidents at an airport may not seem common, but they can be a frequent source for trouble at Hollywood Burbank Airport.
It’s not a rarity to see other drivers participating in follies such as:
- Distracted driving – Paying attention to road signs or other airport cues may lead to a distracted driver hitting your vehicle.
- Speeding – Drivers at Hollywood Burbank Airport should not exceed a speed of 15 MPH. Doing so can put other cars or pedestrians at risk for an injury.
- Fatigued driving – Getting up for a 7 AM flight is usually not fun. Drivers may be sleepy, leading to a great risk for accidents.
Another ramification from cars speeding or rushing is that inattentive drivers might hit pedestrians trying to get to their flight. Drivers must yield to all pedestrians, whether they are at a designated crosswalk or not.
California Vehicle Code 21950 states that the driver of a vehicle “approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care”.
It continues that drivers must “reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian”.
Basically, you must do all that you can to provide safety for the pedestrian, whether or not the crosswalk is marked.
If you were injured at Hollywood Burbank Airport, you may be wondering what steps to take. Between medical bills and other stressors, you might feel as if you’ve reached the end of the road with nowhere else to turn.
At C&B Law Group, our personal injury attorneys want to help steer you in the right direction.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience serving accident and personal injury victims across the Los Angeles metropolitan area, as well as other areas in Southern California.
We know about the frequent injuries that may occur after one of these incidents. Many who suffer an injury in an airport accident report injuries such as:
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Sprains and broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
At C&B Law Group, our Los Angeles lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. We don’t (and won’t) charge you a dime unless we’re successful in recovering compensation for your case.
The amount we charge you will be a predetermined percentage of the total settlement or award that our personal injury lawyers recover in your case.
Don’t hesitate to reach out. If you were injured at Hollywood Burbank Airport, contact us today about your free consultation with C&B Law Group.