Free Consultations 800-610-9491 Hablamos EspaƱol
Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum LLP Menu Call Us

Crowded resorts and hotels can lead to danger

Last year, Florida played host to more than 100 million visitors. That represents a sharp increase from just a few years back. Tourism, like many businesses, ebbs and flows depending on the time of year. Few times are as busy in South Florida as the holiday season. A flood of new visitors can strain resorts, hotels and other tourist attractions. The strain can show itself in several ways, including an increased likelihood of accidents and injuries.

Addressing safety concerns

Property owners are required to address any maintenance or safety issues that they know or should have known about. When things are busy, it can take longer than it should to resolve these issues. Owners and managers do not always place the proper emphasis on safety concerns over other, lesser considerations. 

Security and staffing concerns

Another drawback of crowds is that they can push an understaffed business past its breaking point. Staffing concerns can lead to safety problems when swimming pools go unmonitored, or a lack of security leads to robberies, assaults or other criminal attacks. Part of a property owner's responsibility is to make sure there are enough employees available to protect the guests. It is not a defense to say injuries occurred because there was no one on hand to provide proper security and maintenance. If a business is understaffed, it can hire more people or limit the guests it allows on site to make sure they are safe.

December and January are wonderful times to be in Florida. It is up to hotels, resorts and other businesses catering to visitors to make sure that guests are not exposed to dangerous premises. If they fail in that duty, they should be held accountable. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Attorney at Law Magazine - Law Firm of the Month Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards & Legal Ability - AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell from LexisNexis Best Lawyers - Best Law Firms - U.S. News 2016 Florida Trend's - Florida Legal Elite Super Lawyers SFLG - South Florida Legal Guide The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers Attorney at Law
Back To Top