Hotel and Resort Accidents
Vacations are supposed to be a time for relaxation and enjoyment. Resorts and hotels offer a wide variety of amenities to help guests achieve these goals, including pools, spas, music entertainment, and organized expeditions or trips through the local area. What many hotel and resort patrons fail to realize is that these amenities and activities also pose serious dangers, especially if the property owner does not take reasonable steps to ensure guest safety. Experienced Naples premises liability lawyer Adam Baron has counseled numerous Florida injury victims and are ready to help you assert your right to compensation after an unnecessary and painful injury.Understanding your Options After an Accident at a Hotel or Resort
If you suffered an injury while visiting one of Florida’s many hotels or resorts you can bring a premises liability claim against the property owner to recover compensation. There are some differences between hotels and resorts. In most cases, a hotel is simply a place that provides lodging. It may have some other amenities like a pool or fitness center. A resort, on the other hand, is usually much larger and offers several different amenities like water parks, golf courses, boating, parasailing, amusement parks, beaches, and tours of the surrounding region. When it comes to ensuring guest safety, hotels and resorts have a duty to routinely inspect for dangerous conditions, repair known dangerous conditions, and to provide appropriate warnings about known dangers. This includes placing signs where floors may become slippery, providing handrails for narrow or steep staircases, and ensuring that the electrical outlets and various other features in each hotel room are maintained in good working condition. Any person injured due to the failure of the hotel or resort to exercise such care may be entitled to compensation.
To recover compensation, the plaintiff must show that the hotel or resort failed to maintain its premises in good condition. This includes either failing to inspect for dangerous conditions or failing to provide warnings against known dangers. Common examples of hotel and resort injuries include electrical accidents, slip and falls at pool areas or waterparks, horseback riding injuries, parasailing or boating injuries, poor lighting or faulty flooring, and improperly maintained construction sites. After showing that the property owner failed to adhere to the requisite duty of care, the plaintiff must show that this failure was the direct cause of the injuries that he or she sustained. In other words, if the defendant can show that the plaintiff would have been injured even had the defendant acted with due care, the plaintiff may be barred from recovering. Finally, be prepared to offer evidence supporting any claim for monetary damages, including medical expenses, missed wages, and loss of future earning capacity.Contact an Experienced Injury Attorney in Naples
At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, we treat each client with the personal attention, compassion, and forceful legal representation that they need and deserve. Naples premises liability attorney Adam Baron has helped clients throughout Florida to recover the compensation they deserve, including Fort Myers, North Miami Beach, Tamarac, Naples, Miami-Dade County, and Broward County. We offer a free consultation to injury victims to discuss their situation so contact us online or call us now—time may be running out on your claim. We are happy to assist you at one of our regional office locations: Broward County: (954)-247-4878, Miami-Dade: (305) 770-2131, or Naples/Fort Myers (239) 352-5511.