When a person is injured at a hotel or resort in Florida, the question is: Is the property owner legally responsible for damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages? Or was it just an unfortunate thing that happened?
The question is a complicated one that requires a speedy and detailed investigation by an attorney with significant understanding of the relevant Florida personal injury laws. At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP in Miami, our lawyers have recovered significant awards against negligent property owners throughout South and Central Florida. For a free evaluation of your case, call 786-401-4708 or 800-610-9491.
Common Types Of Hotel And Resort Accidents
Common types of accidents at hotels and resorts include:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents caused by spilled food and liquids in restaurants, broken sidewalks on resort property, unrepaired potholes in parking lots or other dangerous conditions
- Criminal assaults that occur in areas of hotels or resorts that management knows are dangerous but fails to install security lighting or other preventive measures
- Assaults by hotel or resort staff due to negligent hiring
- Drownings or other accidents at properties with poorly trained lifeguards or no lifeguards
- Injuries caused by recreational equipment in poor repair or operated by untrained amateurs — such as parasail, Jet Skis and windsurfing equipment
Legal action against hotels and resorts can be based on any of several different legal theories. However, almost all lawsuits brought to a successful conclusion are based on a legal concept known as premises liability. Stated simply, premises liability means that a property owner has a legal responsibility to keep property safe from known dangerous conditions.
One difficulty that often arises in lawsuits involving hotel or resort accidents is that the various parties involved deny responsibility and claim that another party holds all legal responsibility for the accident. It takes a lawyer with experience, patience and tenacity to sort out the relationships among the possible defendants in order to build the strongest case.
For More Information About Hotel And Resort Liability
To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Miami personal injury lawyer, call 786-401-4708, 800-610-9491 or contact us online.
If you have already returned home but are seeking legal advice after a hotel or resort accident in Miami, we can conduct the initial interview and much of the subsequent work over the telephone and Internet.