If you have plans to stay at a hotel or resort in Florida, the last thing you think will happen is an injury. When you arrive, you expect that the property will be properly maintained and that the management and staff will take steps to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone who visits.
Even though these are reasonable expectations, accidents still happen. When they occur, property owners may be held liable for what happened. If you are injured on the premises of a Florida resort or hotel, it’s best to get in touch with our legal team at Fetterman & Associates as soon as you can.
Understanding Your Right to Sue a Resort or Hotel in Florida for Negligence
Both paying and non-paying guests at resorts and hotels can sue in various situations. Based on Florida law, resorts and hotels are required to maintain the property and premises and keep in a condition that is considered “reasonably safe.” If they fail to do this, then the injured party has a right to sue and hold them liable. Some common examples of when you may have the right to sue and when you should enlist help from a Florida hotel and resort injury attorney include:
- Swimming pool hazards (inadequate maintenance, inadequate signage, or slippery decks)
- Toxic mold, asbestos, or lead paint exposure
- Flooring hazards (slippery tiles, cracked sidewalks, or frayed carpets)
- Injuries caused by another guest
- Improper cleaning or maintenance
- Improper security or lighting
- Unsafe bathtubs or showers
- Assaults by resort or hotel staff members
- Slip-and-fall hazards, sand, rain puddles, or ocean water
- Parking lot hazards (maintenance issues, inadequate signage, inadequate visibility, or inadequate crosswalk markings)
- Escalator and elevator malfunctions
- Over Serving drunk guests
Do You Have the Right to File a Personal Injury or Premises Liability Claim Against a Resort or Hotel?
Usually, a claim against a resort or hotel will be a premises liability claim. With this law, it is required that property owners ensure the safety of their property and premises for all guests and visitors. If you happened to slip or trip, or if your injuries were the result of an escalator malfunctioning, or if you suffered an injury because of any other problem with the resorts or hotel’s premises, then our legal team may be able to help you pursue a claim and recover premises liability benefits.
Another option is to file a personal injury claim. An example of this would be if a staff member or another guest assaults you. In these cases, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the resort or hotel.
No matter the type of claim that you file, you should receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Hiring an experienced hotel injury attorney in Florida will help you recover what you are entitled to. At Fetterman & Associates, you have a legal team with decades of experience on your site, helping you recover your losses. You can rely on our experience to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Damages You May Recover After a Hotel or Resort Injury
You have the right to recover compensation for any injuries and other types of damages that you may suffer if you were injured while at a resort or hotel if the injuries were the result of the owner’s negligence. Additionally, you can receive compensation for medical costs and the care you receive, have any lost wages covered, and receive compensation for your pain and suffering.
The smartest thing to do in these situations is to get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands these cases. They can help you no matter where the incident occurs.
Let Fetterman & Associates Help with Your Hotel or Resort Injury
If you are injured while at a hotel or resort, you have rights. Our legal team can provide you with information and help when it comes to filing a claim and recovering the compensation you deserve. The first step is to get in touch with our legal team and let us start the process of determining liability and filing a claim.
We understand how devastating an accident can be and want to help you recover by helping you receive the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. The first step is to get in touch. Schedule a free consultation so we can review the facts of your claim.