Injured at a Florida Hotel?
Orlando is a great place to come on vacation. Our city has so much to offer with its world-class hotels and attractions at the theme parks. These parks and their hotels are the main reason why over 100 million people come to Florida every year for vacation. But, your time here may be cut short and ruined by an injury at a hotel. While the vast majority of guests undoubtedly have a great stay at many of our city’s wonderful resorts, there are some who don’t because of the negligence of hotel owners or managers.
Common Hotel Injuries
Most of the time, there isn’t some glaringly obvious hazard that injures hotel guests. It’s more often slip and fall accidents due to unsafe or defective conditions on the hotel grounds. There may be a slick tile floor that is extra slippery from cleaning products, guests tracking in water, or a food spill. Or, there might be a dangerous crack in the walkway to the pool that the hotel should have fixed. Maybe it’s a defective bed or chair which has been worn down over repeated use that gave you a back or neck injury.
Whatever the case may be, if you were hurt on hotel property or by hotel property, the burden of proof is on you to show that your injury was the direct result of the resort’s negligence. Under the Florida comparative negligence laws, the court will decide how much of the fault lies with each party, so you need to display that the hotel operators should have known about the hazard and should have fixed it.
What You Should Do
To give yourself the best chance at receiving compensation for your injuries, you need to seek medical care immediately. This will help document the cause and severity of your injury should you decide to pursue legal action. You should also meet with an attorney to figure out if you have a case or not. If you believe that the hotel truly was at fault for your accident, you could receive money from the guilty party to cover your medical costs and some other expenses.
Nobody asks for an accident to befall them on vacation, and it is the job of hotel owners and managers to exercise a standard of care for all their guests. When their negligence causes you an injury and ruins your vacation, call Troutman Law Firm after receiving medical attention. We take pride in representing members of our community who have been wronged by the negligence of others, and we will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call today for a free consultation at 407-647-5002.